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Media advisory Historian available to discuss Texas secession movement

Wed, 11/14/2012 - 10:05am
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More than 60,000 people, mostly Texans, have signed an online petition to ask the Obama administration to grant Texas secession from the U.S. The petition reached 25,000 signatures — the minimum needed for the administration to respond  — within three days of being placed on the “We the People” website Nov. 9, along with secession petitions from more than a dozen other states that lack the minimum number of signatures.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he doesn’t support the petition, and there is no guarantee that President Obama will comment on it.  

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

Media advisory UNT experts available on Election Day, Election Night to analyze presidential race, other races

Thu, 11/01/2012 - 4:07pm

As you prepare for Election Day and Election Night coverage, consider these University of North Texas faculty members who will be available to give in-depth analysis of election returns for the presidential race, the Texas Senate race between Ted Cruz and Paul Sadler, and other races.

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

UNT expert available to discuss Hurricane Sandy

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 1:13pm

As you continue coverage of the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which has killed at least 17 people in seven states, consider these University of North Texas experts who will discuss a variety of topics related to the storm.

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

UNT experts available to discuss presidential, vice presidential debates

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 11:49am

As you prepare for coverage of the presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Oct. 3, 16 and 22, and the vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan on Oct. 11, consider these University of North Texas faculty members who will provide analysis of the debates.

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

Foreign policy, peace studies experts available to comment on attacks on U.S. compounds in Libya, Egypt

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 9:06am

The following University of North Texas faculty members are available for analysis and commentary on Tuesday's attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compounds in Egypt and Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans in Libya, including U.S. ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stephens. A Marine unit has now been dispatched to Libya to increase security of U.S. personnel in Libya.

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

UNT economist available for interviews on August jobs report

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 12:20pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The U.S. Department of Labor's August 2012 jobs report shows slowing job growth and a falling unemployment rate. The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, which is down from 141,000 jobs added in July, and the unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent in August, down from 8.3 percent in July.

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

UNT expert available to comment on Tropical Storm Isaac

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 11:16am

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Tropical Storm Isaac is tracking toward the Gulf Coast, an area devastated by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago this week.

Eliot Jennings, an instructor in the Emergency Administration and Disaster Planning degree program and director of UNT's Emergency Operations Center Lab, which trains students how to respond to emergencies, can comment on the preparations that officials and residents should undertake as the storm nears land.

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

UNT experts offer back-to-school tips

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 11:04am

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- As school gets underway, University of North Texas College of Education experts offer advice to get through the new academic year -- whether you're a student transitioning to a new school or a teacher turning your classroom into an enriching environment for students.

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

UNT faculty available to discuss Lance Armstrong, Livestrong brand

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 12:40pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Cyclist Lance Armstrong may lose his seven Tour de France titles and be banned from cycling after ending his fight against charges of illegal doping brought on by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Armstrong denies allegations of illegal doping.

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

UNT criminal justice, psychology experts available to comment on Empire State Building shooting

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 12:32pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Scott Belshaw, assistant professor of criminal justice at the University of North Texas, and Rex Wright, professor of psychology at UNT, are available to comment on today’s (Friday, Aug. 24) shooting near the Empire State Building, in which multiple people were wounded.

Belshaw will discuss copycat crimes, psychological aspects of offenders and gun-related issues.

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

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