Donald Trump is expected to be formally named the Republican Party's candidate for president at the party's convention July 18-21 in Cleveland. A week later, Hillary Clinton is expected to be formally named the Democrat nominee at the Democrat Party's convention, which will be July 25-28 in Philadelphia.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 06/24/2016 - 1:14pm
University of North Texas economist Michael Carroll, director of UNT's Economics Research Group, is available to discuss how Great Britain's exit from the European Union, decided by British citizen in a historic referendum, will impact global stock markets. Carroll may be reached by cell phone at 419-308-9580.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Mon, 06/20/2016 - 1:22pm
Residents of Orlando, Florida, are still reeling from the events of the last 10 days, from the fatal shooting of a "Voice" singer after her concert and the mass shooting at a nightclub that killed 49, to a fatal alligator attack on a toddler who was on vacation with his family at a Walt Disney World resort.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 9:34am
Forty-nine people were killed and more than 50 injured by a gunman at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday. The event became the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. And on Tuesday evening, a 2-year-old on vacation with his family at a Disney World resort was dragged into a lagoon by an alligator as the child waded in shallow water. The child has not been found.
With prominent media coverage, it can be increasingly difficult for parents to shield their children from news about violent events.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:35am
Egypt's civil aviation minister has listed terrorism as a possible explanation for the crash of EgyptAir Flight 804 on Thursday (May 19). U.S. government officials are operating on an initial theory that the plane was taken down by a bomb, according to CNN.
Two University of North Texas faculty members are available by phone and Skype to discuss possible terrorism as a cause of the crash:
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 8:49am
You style your hair with a blow dryer, holding the dryer very close to your ears. During your commute to work, you crank up your car radio to the maximum level. Once at work, you constantly sip coffee instead of water, and, at staff meetings, you shout over the chatter of other employees to make yourself heard.
If these are daily habits for you, you may be harming your voice and your hearing over time. Background noise in an increasingly noisy world may also harm your hearing.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Wed, 04/20/2016 - 4:17pm
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The United States Treasury Department will today announce that Harriet Tubman, an African-American woman and Civil War era abolitionist who transported hundreds of slaves to freedom, will replace Andrew Jackson – a slaveholder and seventh president of the United States – on the new $20 bill.