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UNT professor available to discuss Romney's energy plan, other political rhetoric

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 3:15pm

Presidential candidates often make big promises throughout their campaigns to pique the interest of voters. On Aug. 23 (Thursday) Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney unveiled his plan for North America to be energy independent by 2020. He said that he would wean the U.S. off imported oil and spark an economic boom by opening up more federal land to oil and gas drilling, providing states with more power to approve drilling permits and building pipelines and partnerships with Canada and Mexico to take more advantage of those nations' oil resources.

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

UNT expert available to comment on Tropical Storm Isaac

Thu, 08/23/2012 - 2:45pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to reach hurricane strength before reaching Haiti, which is still vulnerable from the 2010 earthquake that devastated the nation, late tomorrow (Friday).

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

Political scientist available to discuss Paul Ryan, upcoming party conventions

Tue, 08/14/2012 - 12:50pm

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate is a somewhat risky move that is also safe because it's a vice presidential pick designed to appeal to Romney's voter base, according to Dr. Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas.

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

UNT faculty members available to comment on Texas' tax-free shopping weekend

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 10:16am

For the 13th year in a row, shoppers in Texas will not pay local sales taxes on most items of clothing and footwear priced under $100 during the state's annual sales tax holiday, which will be Aug. 17-19 (Friday-Sunday) this year. For the third year in a row, shoppers also will have a sales tax break on most school supplies under $100 that are purchased during the weekend.

Two University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss topics related to the weekend.

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

UNT experts available to discuss Sikh temple shooting

Mon, 08/06/2012 - 3:11pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- A gunman left six dead and three wounded early Sunday at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. University of North Texas faculty members are available to speak with reporters about various aspects of the shooting and its aftermath.

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

UNT political scientist available to discuss July 31 Republican primary runoff for Texas Senate race

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 12:17pm

Dr. Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha, associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas, is available to preview the July 31 Republican primary runoff election between David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz and discuss the results.

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

UNT criminal justice, psychology experts available to comment on Colorado movie theater shooting

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 2:43pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas  Scott Belshaw, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of North Texas, and Sharon Jenkins, professor of psychology at UNT, are available to comment on the mass shooting at an Aurora, Col., movie theater that left 12 people dead and several wounded on Friday, according to latest news reports.

Belshaw can discuss the unlikely chance of copycat crimes, the psychological aspects of the offender and gun-related issues.

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

Smart money planning tips for incoming college freshmen and their parents

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 3:34pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Smart money planning should be part of any freshmen’s preparation for their first year in college. Paul Goebel, director of the Student Money Management Center at the University of North Texas, offers tips for incoming freshmen and their parents to make planning for college easier:

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UNT faculty member Shaun Treat explains the modern morality plays within Spider-Man and Batman:

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 11:40am

On Tuesday (July 3), moviegoers will get their first look of a new version of Spider-Man

when “The Amazing Spider-Man,” directed by independent film veteran Marc Webb,

hits theaters — only 10 years after the first film in director Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man”

franchise premiered.

 

With “The Avengers” breaking box-office records worldwide since it premiered in early

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

UNT faculty member available to discuss Egypt’s president-elect

Tue, 06/26/2012

Egyptian citizens continue to celebrate Mohamed Morsi becoming the first democratically elected president of Egypt, following last year's revolution that ended Hosni Mubarak's 30-year rule of the nation. Morsi will be sworn in as president July 1 (Sunday), but Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces maintains widespread control over the country and has said that it retains the power to make laws and budget decisions until a new constitution is written and a new parliament is elected.

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

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