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Preventing obesity in kids: UNT expert has tips for parents

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:15pm

Nearly one out of five of kids between the ages of 2 and 19 are considered obese in the United States. At 17 percent of kids, that's 12.7 million children in the United States alone, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But there is positive news: childhood obesity can be prevented.

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Will a federal interest rate increase come today? UNT economist discusses big question

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:33am

News about global economic instability caused, in part, by a slowing of China's $10 trillion economy has created uncertainty about whether the Federal Reserve will announce today, Sept. 17, the first key interest rate increase since 2006. A live press conference at 2:30 p.m. Eastern will follow today's announcement.

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UNT faculty member available to discuss California wildfires

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 3:25pm

Three large wildfires burning near Sacramento, California, have destroyed hundreds of thousands of acres of land, and state officials have ordered evacuations.

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UNT astronomer available to discuss anniversary of Neptune's discovery

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 3:08pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- On Sept. 23, 1846, 169 years ago, astronomers discovered Neptune using mathematics. Neptune is the eighth planet from the Sun.

Director of the UNT Astronomy program and NASA Ambassador Ron DiIulio is available for interviews to discuss Neptune's anniversary. DiIulio is available by email at Ronald.DiIulio@unt.edu or by phone at 940-369-8213.

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Political scientists available to discuss Sept. 16 GOP debate

Fri, 09/11/2015 - 8:44am

CNN will host 16 Republican candidates for president at its debate Sept. 16 (Wednesday) at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. As they were in the Fox News Channel debates on Aug. 6, the candidates will be placed into one of two groups based on their average ranking in national polls, with the top 10 candidates in the main debate and the rest in a second-tier debate. The debate will take place two days after the frontrunner, Donald Trump, holds a rally in Dallas.

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UNT experts comment on community, business readiness for September National Preparedness Month

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 2:19pm

For National Preparedness Month in September, experts at the University of North Texas are available for interviews to discuss ways families, communities and businesses can prepare for emergencies and natural disasters. Created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the month is designed to educate communities on ways to get ready for floods, wildfires, severe weather, power outages, biological and chemical threats, mass casualties, terrorist attacks and other emergencies.

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Faculty members available for comment on Congress' debate over Iran nuclear agreement

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 9:47am

On Sept. 8 (Tuesday), both houses of Congress are expected to begin discussion over a resolution approving or rejecting the Iran nuclear agreement signed in July by the executive branch. Sen. Chuck Schumer has recommended a third option: renegotiating the agreement. The deadline for action is Sept. 17 (Thursday).

The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to comment on the agreement and the Congressional debate:

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Faculty member available to discuss Mississippi's recovery from Hurricane Katrina

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 3:29pm

Ronald L. Schumann, assistant professor in the University of North Texas' emergency administration and planning program, is available for media interviews on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane, the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in U.S.

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Smart and simple financial tips for college students, parents

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 8:50am

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The start of college – less than a month away – brings a new level of money management for incoming students and their families. Paul Goebel, director of the Student Money Management Center at the University of North Texas, offers smart financial moves that young adults and their parents can make now and throughout the school year to avoid money migraines:

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Faculty members available for comment on back-to-school topics

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:24pm

As you prepare stories for the start of the school year in Texas, with most school districts setting the first day of school for the week of Aug. 24, consider these University of North Texas experts who will discuss parenting issues and other issues that arise as a child or teenager adjusts to a new school year.

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

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