President Donald Trump is expected to address a joint session of Congress for the first time on Feb. 28 (Tuesday). The speech, which will be televised to a prime-time audience, has taken the place of a January State of the Union speech for newly inaugurated presidents in recent decades.
The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss possible topics for the speech and analyze language and themes of the speech.
This Friday (Jan. 20), Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States after taking the oath of office at the Capitol. Shortly afterward, the newly sworn-in president will give his inaugural address.
During the last few months, you may have faced struggles in your personal and professional life — but if you’re a Dallas Cowboys fan, your overall mood is probably positive on Monday mornings, thanks to the team exceeding expectations with a winning record and a spot in the playoffs.
Maybe you drink several caffeinated drinks every day. Or maybe you have a daily snack at 2 p.m., neglect other responsibilities to check Twitter and Facebook or regularly skimp on sleep. You’ve made a New Year’s resolution to break that habit during 2017, but you aren’t quite sure how to start.
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Toys are always among the hottest-selling items of the holiday season, and this December marks Safe Toys and Gifts Month – a nationwide push to ensure presents match the abilities of the receiving child. Smita Mehta, a professor of special education in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas, offers tips for families to buy toys for children with special needs.
Along with advertisements and coupons from retailers hoping you’ll buy gifts from them, December’s mail usually includes requests from nonprofit organizations for end-of-year donations. While you may be tempted to respond to one of these requests by sending your credit card information or a check, how will know that your money will be legitimately used for a good cause?
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — The winter holidays can be a time for indulgence, with the average Thanksgiving Day meal weighing in at 4,500 calories and Christmas Day diners eating up to 7,000 calories. Those numbers are well above the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommended 2,000 to 2,500 daily consumption of calories. However, eating healthy on holidays isn’t impossible.
University of North Texas registered dietician Ann Marie Afflerbach, a lecturer in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, offers advice.
If you’ve spent many hours the last year or two checking the latest presidential campaign news on the Huffington Post, Drudge Report, Politico and other websites watching or listening to political pundits and monitoring the polls, you may start feeling empty on Wednesday (Nov. 9), after the U.S. has a new president. You may wonder how to fill the hours that you had devoted to politics.