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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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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

UNT expert gives advice on identifying nonprofits for charitable giving

Thu, 12/01/2016 - 3:44pm

 

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?

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

Fair Labor Standards Act: UNT human resources expert shares Top 4 tips for businesses

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 3:40pm

DENTON, Texas (UNT) — By December 1, businesses across the U.S. must implement the Department of Labor’s final rule – a change in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) extending the threshold for overtime pay exemptions from $23,660 to $47,476 yearly.

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

UNT dietician shares advice to avoid the holiday eating binge

UNT nutritionist Ann Afflerbach
Fri, 11/18/2016 - 2:03pm

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.

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

Faculty member gives advice on post-election letdown, election result discussions

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 9:16am
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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.

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

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