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The University of North Texas will present the classic play, The Siege of Numantia (El Cerco de Numancia) by Miguel de Cervantes, with some innovative twists. The play depicts how villagers react when the Roman Army comes into their Spanish town of Numantia in 133 B.C. 

Location, location, location. Profitable retailers know a good portion of the success of a brick-and-mortar store depends on its site – but not all companies know how to pick the ideal spot to do business. The inaugural Visiting Scholar Lecture Series through the University of North Texas Economics Research Group, Department of Economics and Department of Geography and the Environment will frame this topic in ways that take the guesswork out of location selection.

Disney animator Malcon Pierce

Malcon Pierce, who works as an animator for Walt Disney Animation Studios, will speak in the Department of Media Arts at the University of North Texas about the upcoming film “Moana.” Pierce was the supervisor of animation for the film and will give students a behind-the-scenes look at production. He will follow up with a Q&A session.

Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas,  by Richard J. Gonzales

Author Richard Gonzales will be part of the annual Texas Book Festival following the recent release of “Raza Rising: Chicanos in North Texas,” which was edited by UNT associate professor Roberto Calderon and published by UNT Press.

The University of North Texas Alumni Association will honor outstanding alumni at the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards dinner Nov. 3. This is the 51st anniversary of the alumni awards program.

In 1990, an upstart sketch comedy company began playing some of the hottest venues in the Chicago comedy scene. The group landed a recurring spot on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and came to be known as The Upright Citizens Brigade. UCB’s touring company comes to the UNT University Union Lyceum Nov. 17.


UNT Ph.D. candidate Jessica Beckham has spent years researching Texas bumblebee populations and observing how urban green spaces and community gardens are preserving different species.