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UNT faculty available to discuss topics related to North Korea threat

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 1:55pm

 

The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss topics related to the evolving North Korea threat of a nuclear strike against the U.S.:

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Back-to-school – UNT faculty share tips for shopping, preparing for the school year and work-life balance

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:53pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas — The start of the school year is weeks away, with many districts starting by the end of the month. Several University of North Texas experts are available for comment on a variety of topics.

 

How to prepare children for a great school year

Wendy Middlemiss, associate professor of educational psychology, can provide tips on how families can help students transition to the next grade and make the most out of time inside and outside of the classroom.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Political scientists available to discuss Trump's first 100 days in office

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:10am

Donald Trump's first 100 days as president end this Saturday, April 29. Those 100 days have been marked by criticism over Trump's failed efforts to convince Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and his failure to enact executive orders to limit U.S. immigration of those in certain nations with ties to terrorism. 

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

UNT emergency management faculty will discuss people's attention to storm warnings

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 1:53pm
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Spring in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and North Texas region means bluebonnets, sunny skies, outdoor festivals and, unfortunately, the potential for severe thunderstorms. Some extreme weather may result in damage and destruction.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Communication studies, political science faculty available to discuss Trump’s joint address to Congress

Wed, 02/22/2017 - 10:09am

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.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

UNT tax law expert warns of risks when filing federal taxes

Wed, 02/01/2017 - 10:04am
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DENTON (UNT), Texas — Millions of low-income families filing federal taxes this year can expect delays in their refunds due to an IRS crackdown on fraud and identity theft.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

UNT political scientist available to discuss inauguration speech, other topics

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 12:03pm

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.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

UNT sport psychologist will discuss benefits of winning record on teams, fans

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 9:37am

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.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

UNT addiction studies faculty have advice for keeping New Year's resolutions

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 9:52am

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.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

UNT expert gives advice for buying toys for children with special needs

Smita Mehta, a professor of special education at UNT, poses with toys that could be good for children with special needs inside the Kristin Farmer Autism Center at UNT. Credit: UNT/Michael Clements.
Thu, 12/08/2016 - 4:11pm

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.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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