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Political scientist available for comment about terrorism attacks in Paris

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 2:17pm

On Sunday (Nov. 15), the French government launched airstrikes in the city of Raqqa, Syria, two days after six separate attacks carried out by radical Islamic terrorists killed 129 people in Paris.

The following University of North Texas faculty member is available to discuss the Paris attacks and terrorism:

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

What was on the first Thanksgiving menu? Historian, biologist from UNT give their ideas

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 9:31am

Picture the ideal American Thanksgiving dinner. For many, it's a juicy, plump turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. However, the 1621 feast shared by Pilgrims and Native Americans, often referred to as the first Thanksgiving, likely had none of these items.

The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss what the Pilgrims may or may not have prepared for the meal.

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

Film professor can discuss appeal of horror movies for Halloween

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:09am

Director Guillermo del Toro's "Crimson Peak," which hit theaters Oct. 16, is the latest horror film released a few weeks before Halloween. Set in the 19th century, the movie follows a young woman trying to decipher the ghostly visions haunting her new husband's remote mansion. It will be followed Oct. 23 (Friday) by "Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension," the sixth movie in the Paranormal Activity series.   

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

Experts can comment on Democrat candidates debate on Oct. 13

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:50pm

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and the other Democrat candidates for president will take the stage at Wynn Las Vegas hotel and casino Oct. 13 (Tuesday) in the first of several scheduled debates. The debate will be televised by CNN.

The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss the debate.

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

UNT experts available to discuss importance of water on Mars

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 2:18pm

NASA researchers have confirmed that liquid water flows on Mars.

Ohad Shemmer, UNT associate professor of physics, is available to discuss the importance of the discovery. Shemmer's astrophysics research covers active galactic nuclei, black hole mass, high redshift quasars and weak emission line quasars.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Neptune facts:

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

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.

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

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