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University of North Texas librarian available to comment on Harper Lee’s legacy

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 1:53pm
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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. 

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University of North Texas faculty available to comment on Supreme Court vacancy

Mon, 02/15/2016 - 11:20am

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:

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UNT chef says go big or go home with game day food

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:16am

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.

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UNT economist available to discuss stock market volatility

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 3:48pm

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.

Reach Carroll at 940-565-4049 (office) or 419-308-9580 (cell), or by email at Michael.Carroll@unt.edu.

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

Advertising professor available to comment on this year's Super Bowl ads

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 3:25pm

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.

Instead, one of Doritos' three funny ads will probably be the highest rated by viewers, according to University of North Texas advertising faculty member Bill Ford.

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Chipotle temporary shutdown: UNT marketing expert discusses how risky move might help company

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:26pm

On Feb. 8 (Monday), Chipotle restaurant chains will temporarily close the doors of their approximately 1,900 locations nationwide for a food safety meeting. The move, according to media reports, comes after a string of outbreaks of foodborne illnesses that caused customers in several states to become ill, sending sales and stocks plummeting. Stores will reopen 3 p.m. local time.

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University of North Texas faculty available to comment on Iowa Caucuses

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 9:10am

The Iowa Caucus on Feb. 1 (Monday) -- the first major electoral event of the 2016 presidential race -- has become a contest between Republican candidates Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, who have been separated in polls by two or three points at most. Their closest competitor, Marco Rubio, is running behind by double digits. Among the Democrats, Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by eight points.

The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to provide preview and analysis of the Iowa Caucus:

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

UNT experts available to discuss being single on Valentine's Day and signs of healthy relationships

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 10:23am

Is it a bad idea to enjoy Valentine's Day alone with Netflix and ice cream? What are the signs of a healthy, respectful relationship? University of North Texas experts are available for interviews to discuss these topics ahead of the upcoming holiday.

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UNT economist available to discuss stock market slump

Wed, 01/20/2016 - 3:14pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas — The Dow fell more than 500 points by mid-day Wednesday after oil prices dropped below $27 a barrel, and the Dow remains on pace for its worst month since October 2008 in the worst-ever market start to a year.

UNT economist Michael Carroll is available to discuss today’s trading news and both the short- and long-term effects. Reach Carroll at 940-565-4049 (office) or 419-308-9580 (cell), or by email at Michael.Carroll@unt.edu.

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

UNT biologist available to discuss EPA's pesticide announcement

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 11:32am

The Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that neonicotinoids, a neuro-active component of the most widely used pesticides in the world, are a threat to pollinators.

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

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