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University of North Texas faculty available to comment on upcoming Republican, Democratic debates

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 9:41am

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.

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Women, gender studies professor will discuss Texas as hub for human trafficking

Mon, 01/04/2016 - 9:11am

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.

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UNT experts available to discuss healthy eating, exercising and setting goals for New Year's

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:39am

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.

Eating Well

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UNT researcher available to discuss concussions

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 8:38am

"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.

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UNT Astronomy director available to discuss 2015 Geminid meteor shower

Fri, 12/04/2015 - 12:11pm

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.

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Do or do not make a Star Wars costume for The Force Awakens. There is no try.

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 8:59am

Fans have bought tickets and are counting down the days until the opening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec. 18 (Friday). University of North Texas Costume Shop supervisor and adjunct professor of dance and theatre Suzanne Shockley shares tips to help fans recreate Princess Leia's hair, shine like C-3PO or pull together their best scruffy-looking Nerf herder style:

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San Bernardino shooting: UNT expert can discuss how to talk to your kids

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 3:11pm

DENTON (UNT), Texas - Multiple fatalities have been reported in an active shooter incident in San Bernardino, California, according to news media and communications from the city’s police and fire departments.

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Faculty member available to discuss ways parents can create holiday memories

Wed, 12/02/2015 - 8:16am

For many people, December is a month full of balancing time with family and friends while also shopping for gifts, decorating, cooking and doing all other chores to prepare for celebrating the holidays. How can busy and stressed parents help their children create memories amid all the bustle?

Wendy Middlemiss, associate professor of educational psychology in the University of North Texas College of Education, gives the following suggestions:

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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.

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