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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:

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

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

UNT faculty members available to comment on Supreme Court ruling on Arizona immigration law

Mon, 06/25/2012

Today (Monday, June 25), the Supreme Court struck down key parts of a law in Arizona that was designed to deter illegal immigration. The parts of the law ruled unconstitutional were  authorizing police to arrest immigrants without warrant where "probable cause" exists for public offenses that could result in deportation; making it a state crime for immigrants failing to carry registration papers and other government identification; and forbidding those not authorized for employment in the U.S. to apply, solicit or perform work, which would have included day laborers.

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

UNT faculty members available for comment on Supreme Court decision about health care law

Tue, 06/05/2012

By the end of June, the Supreme Court is expected to reach a decision about the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which was passed by Congress in 2010.

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

UNT professor gives tips on encouraging children to read during the summer

Fri, 05/25/2012

For many elementary and secondary school students, summer means regular trips to the local swimming pool or water park, the movies, parks and recreation centers -- not the library or bookstore.

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

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