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Political scientists available for comment about possible terrorism link to EgyptAir crash

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:30am

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:

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

Staff of UNT's Speech and Hearing Center give tips for Better Speech and Hearing Month

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 8:47am

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.

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

UNT expert available to discuss significance of Harriet Tubman's selection for new $20 bill

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 4:15pm

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.

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

UNT employees and first responder to be honored for saving faculty member's life

Fri, 03/18/2016 - 2:21pm

What: Three University of North Texas employees and a first responder will be honored for saving the life of a faculty member who suffered a heart attack.

When: 3 p.m. March 21 (Monday).

Where: The President's Suite, Level 4, in the University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle, Denton.

More information: The honorees, the heart attack survivor and a representative from Texas Health Denton all will be available for interviews.

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

UNT expert available for Autism Awareness Month

Tue, 03/15/2016 - 9:38am

DENTON (UNT), Texas – In advance of World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2, and National Autism Awareness Month this April, Kevin Callahan, executive director of the Kristin Farmer Autism Center at the University of North Texas, is available to discuss a variety of autism-related topics, including the importance of ea

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

UNT expert available to discuss Spring Break activities that keep children engaged

Thu, 03/10/2016 - 9:12am

DENTON (UNT), Texas – Spring Break is coming soon for children across Dallas/Fort Worth, and that means thousands of kids will spend their week off sitting in front of the TV and playing computer games. But it doesn't have to be that way.

Wendy Middlemiss, an associate professor in educational psychology at the University of North Texas, is available to discuss how families can help kids stay productive while still enjoying a week of relaxing down-time.

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

Five tips for healthy eating during March National Nutrition Month: UNT expert has advice.

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 4:22pm
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DENTON, Texas (UNT) — March is National Nutrition Month, and University of North Texas registered dietician Ann Afflerbach has advice for families and individuals on ways to make the most of this year’s theme: Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.

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

3.14159265: UNT mathematician available to discuss Pi Day

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 1:17pm
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Pi, the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, is celebrated globally every year on March 14.

University of North Texas Professor of Mathematics John Quintanilla is available to discuss the history of Pi and its resurgence in pop culture. Quintanilla can be reached at John.Quintanilla@unt.edu or at 940-565-4043.

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

UNT expert available to discuss new Barbie dolls and benefits of more diverse toys for kids

Thu, 02/25/2016 - 10:03am

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The new Barbie dolls – with new body types, hair and eye colors, and hairstyles – will be released to stores on March 1. Rania Camille Salman, an adjunct professor in educational psychology at the University of North Texas, is available to discuss the benefits to children that more diverse and representational toys can help bring about.

Reach Salman at 940-369-8048 or by email at a href="mailto:Rania.Salman@unt.edu">Rania.Salman@unt.edu.

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

University of North Texas faculty available to comment on Super Tuesday

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 2:59pm

Voters in 11 states, including Texas, will choose their Republican or Democratic candidate for president at either caucuses or primaries on Super Tuesday, which falls on March 1 for the 2016 presidential campaign. In addition, Republicans only will caucus in three other states, and Democrats only will caucus in American Samoa.  

The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss campaign topics and provide preview and analysis of Super Tuesday:

Campaign and social media marketing:

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

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