Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 12:18pm
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.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 9:40am
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.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Mon, 09/14/2015 - 3:09pm
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.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 09/11/2015 - 9:43am
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.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 09/08/2015 - 2:21pm
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.
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 09/01/2015 - 9:48am
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:
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Fri, 08/14/2015 - 8:52am
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:
Submitted by Eric Vandergriff on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:26pm
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.