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UNT experts can discuss major retailers' decisions to restrict gun sales

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 12:38pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas — Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods and most recently Kroger, through its Fred Meyer locations, recently announced changes to their store gun sale policies following a deadly shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead. Among the limitations, all three companies will end the sale of firearms to anyone under age 21.

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Communication studies, political science faculty available to discuss State of the Union January 30

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 9:54am

President Donald J. Trump will give his first formal State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress next Tuesday (Jan. 30). He is expected to reset the narrative that his policy agenda and approval ratings have been damaged by internal chaos and his own behavior by touting his most notable achievements. The speech will be televised live, and several Democratic members of Congress have said they will boycott the speech.

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UNT historian available for media interviews on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:08am


The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed January 27 — the day in 1945 that Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp was liberated by Russia's Red Army — as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year will be the 13th Remembrance Day.

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UNT expert weighs in on U.S. offshore drilling proposal

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 2:43pm

A new proposal by the U.S. Department of the Interior under President Donald Trump would open more than 90 percent of U.S. coastal waters to offshore oil and gas drilling.

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UNT expert offers tips for healthy eating, New Year’s resolutions

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 9:16am

DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas registered dietician Ann Marie Afflerbach, a lecturer in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, offers advice for healthy eating during the holidays and for making healthy-eating resolutions.

Is there anything people can do before Jan. 1 to set themselves up for success for the New Year?

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UNT hospitality expert makes wine selection easy with 11 easy tips

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 7:12pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas wine connoisseur Han Wen, an assistant professor of hospitality who teaches courses on wine, shares tips for how to shop for, serve and gift wine on a budget.       

When selecting wine as a gift, what are the key things to look for? 

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UNT professors available to discuss net neutrality

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:40pm

In light of today’s planned FCC vote to repeal net neutrality, University of North Texas professors are available to discuss the following related topics:


Hua Sun, assistant professor of electrical engineering, can discuss his research on prevention of data tracking, which makes internet usage more efficient.

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

UNT expert recommends toys for children with disabilities

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:47pm

Andrew Colombo-Dougovito, assistant professor in Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation, at the University of North Texas said that children with disabilities need toys that play to their interests and stimulate their sensory systems.

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UNT historian, political scientists comment on U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:44pm

The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss President Donald J. Trump formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, reversing nearly seven decades of American foreign policy and setting in motion a plan to move the U.S. Embassy for Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump's action sparked protests and riots across the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

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UNT expert weighs in on holiday screen time, best technology for kids

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:52am


Lauren Eutsler, assistant professor in UNT’s Teacher Education and Administration, offers advice for parents looking to manage their children’s technology use during the holidays. She says that finding the right technology and limiting your kids screen time during the holidays isn’t as daunting as it seems.




How to select digital entertainment for children

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