Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 3:28pm
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.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 10:12am
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:
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:28am
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.
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.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Mon, 01/11/2016 - 10:42am
With both the Democrat and Republican national conventions to formally nominate presidential candidates less than seven months away, debates have been scheduled for the Republican candidates on Jan. 14 (Thursday) and the Democratic candidates on Jan. 17 (Sunday). The Republican debate in Charleston, South Carolina -- the sixth GOP debate since early August -- is expected to have no more than six candidates participating in the primetime portion, under tightened criteria required by Fox Business Network, which is hosting the debate.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 10:13am
Of the more than 50,000 people who come into the U.S. each year as victims of human trafficking, a quarter arrive through Texas, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
A Presidential Proclamation in 2011 designated January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In addition, non-government organizations started National Human Trafficking Day, which is observed annually on Jan. 11.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:41am
New Year's resolution season is almost here, a time when many will begin thinking about their goals for 2016. Often, resolutions involve plans for eating well and exercising. University of North Texas experts are available for interviews to discuss tips for being successful and sticking to resolutions.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 12/08/2015 - 9:40am
"Concussion" opens in movie theaters Dec. 25 and is based on the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist who was the first to discover chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a degenerative disease found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including concussions.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 12/04/2015 - 1:13pm
The 2015 Geminid meteor shower, one of the most active meteor showers of the year, will begin Dec. 5 (Saturday) and will peak on Dec. 14 (Monday).
Meteors tend to radiate from the constellation Gemini throughout the event but can be seen across all directions of the night sky. At its peak, viewers can see up to 120 meteors per hour, and those meteors travel at about 22 miles per second. Meteors in the Geminid shower are believed to be debris from the asteroid 3200 Phaethon, which NASA discovered in 1983.