The Institute for the Advancement of the Arts, the arm of the University of North Texas that promotes artistic and creative expression, will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year with a series of programs at its downtown location, UNT on the Square.
Alice Giles, celebrated as one of the world's leading harp soloists, will perform a concert at the University of North Texas at 8 p.m. Oct. 22 (Wednesday) at Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
Four internationally recognized artist/scholars will talk about how they combine technology, science and art as part of the Tactical Robotics Symposium: Latin American Media Art at the Intersection of the Pedagogy at the University of North Texas.
Educational researcher Michael Fullan, an internationally recognized expert on educational reform, will speak about "Leadership for Maximizing Impact in Schools and Districts" at this year's University of North Texas' Education Leadership Conference.
A new program under development at the University of North Texas aims to increase the diversity of the rehabilitation counseling career field, while helping students complete an education and move into the profession in less time.
University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon has been named president-elect of the American Society of Plant Biologists.
Texas gubernatorial race, which will include debates between Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott Sept. 19 and 30; the lieutenant governor race, which will include a debate between Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte on Sept. 27; and other state and Congressional races. UNT faculty members are available to provide analysis and discuss a variety of topics.
UNT political scientists Kimi King and James Meernik are leading a first-of-its-kind survey to assesses how individuals are coping, if not healing, physically, mentally and socially as employers, employees, neighbors and family members in the nearly two decades since the signing of the peace accords.
The public can compete for prizes in the latest version of an online gaming competition that's helping University of North Texas researchers improve the efficiency of the next generation of electronic gadgets, such as smartphones and medical devices. The competition for UNTANGLED II: Unbound runs Aug. 21 (Thursday) to Sept. 10 (Wednesday), and 20 gift cards will be awarded to the overall best players.
U.S. officials have announced that several Arab states have offered to fly airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq alongside the efforts of the U.S. military, and France has sent fighter jets on a reconnaissance mission over Iraq -- taking a step closer to becoming an ally to the U.S. in efforts to defeat Islamic State fighters in Iraq. UNT faculty members can comment on President Obama's plans to establish a broad coalition against ISIS, and the world response.
In the movie "The Hundred-Foot Journey," the owner of a celebrated restaurant in a rural French village clashes with a family of immigrants from Mumbai, India, when they open their own restaurant across the street. Bharath Josiam, professor of hospitality and tourism management at UNT and a native of Madras/Chennai, India, will offer a unique perspective to the movie, which opened earlier this month and has grossed $11 million more than its modest production budget.
The Wright Amendment expires on Oct. 13, bringing an end to longtime federal restrictions on airlines flying out of Dallas Love Field. Several University of North Texas experts are available for comment.