Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:13am
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.
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.
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.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:05am
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.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 4:01pm
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:
Harper Lee, who received a Pulitzer Prize and fame for To Kill a Mockingbird, her first novel, has died at age 89. Lee’s only other work, Go Set a Watchman, was published last year as the sequel to Mockingbird, more than 50 years later.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Mon, 02/15/2016 - 12:21pm
Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday (Feb. 13), Senate Republicans have said they will block a vote on any nominee that President Barack Obama would make to replace Scalia, calling for the president who will be elected in November to be the person to fill the vacancy.
The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss issues related to the vacancy on the Supreme Court after Scalia's death:
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:19pm
University of North Texas chef Andrew Klipsch is available to discuss game day food ideas ahead of Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7 (Sunday).
"There really is only a 50/50 chance that you and your guests will enjoy watching the game, depending on how your team is doing," Klipsch said. "A good way to make sure your party is fun for everyone is to go all out with food. I suggest picking one food theme, which could be dips, sandwiches or chili.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Wed, 02/03/2016 - 4:49pm
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The Dow Jones Industrial Average has seen significant volatility in 2016. The Dow closed with a triple digit gain or loss in 16 of the 21 trading days so far in 2016. Michael Carroll, a University of North Texas economist, is available to discuss this year's trading news and both the short- and long-term effects.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:32pm
He may have been the star of the most popular ad for the most-watched football game of the year, three years in a row, but Budweiser's cuddly puppy won't be returning in the beer company's ad for Super Bowl 50.