Elizabeth Smart, child abduction survivor and advocate, will speak at the University of North Texas Feb. 9 (Thursday) as part of the university’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Smart’s grueling nine months of captivity led her to becoming one of the strongest, most prominent child abduction advocates of her generation.
The horror of World War I altered the world for generations. Now the University of Texas Libraries Special Collections is offering a glimpse of the poetry inspired by the Great War.
Garrett Hammonds and Abron Hester defeated five teams in preliminary rounds and three in the championship round to win the touarnament at Tyler Junior College.
The University of North Texas College of Information dean Kinshuk (who goes by one name) is the winner of the 2016 Distinguished Development Award by the Association for Education Communications and Technology's (AECT).
The feature film "Pale" will be screened at the University of North Texas' Lyceum Theater. "Pale" follows the journey of two sisters who were separated during a post-apocalyptic depression and their attempt to reunite in Texas.
Steven Bayme, director of the William Petschek Contemporary Jewish Life Department for the American Jewish Committee, will discuss "Israel in the Public Square: American University Culture and the Image of Israel" March 29 (Tuesday).
The 19th Annual African Cultural Festival returns to the University of North Texas at 8 p.m. on April 2 (Saturday), and will bring dancing, drumming and a variety of global music. The Afrikania Cultural Troupe from Ghana, West Africa, will perform with Gideon Alorwoyie, percussion professor and festival organizer.
Rick Barot was named the 2016 UNT Rilke Prize winner for his book of poetry, “Chord.” The $10,000 prize, sponsored by UNT’s Department of English, recognizes a book published by a mid-career poet that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision.
Professor of Percussion Gideon Alorwoyie has received a grant to study and record their traditional ritual drum language to help develop a better understanding of the music, also known as Brekete, and to preserve its history.
Sanderia Faye, a UNT doctoral student, will discuss and read from her historically-based novel, "Mourner's Bench," which examines women's roles in the movement in rural Arkansas. J. Todd Moye, a faculty member in UNT's Department of History, will speak about the history of the Civil Rights Movement.