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Political scientists available to discuss Clinton, Rubio declaring candidacy for president

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:10am

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to formally announce her long-awaited candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, (April 12) via social media and video. She will then campaign in the key primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire. On Monday (April 13), Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, joining already-declared candidates Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.

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UNT journalism professor available to discuss social media response to shooting by South Carolina officer

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:38pm

A white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina, has been charged with murder for fatally shooting an unarmed black man after video recording of the shooting was released Tuesday (April 7) by several media outlets.

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Political scientists available to discuss Ted Cruz as first declared presidential candidate, other possible candidates

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 1:58pm

Today (Monday, March 23), Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, becoming the first Republican or Democrat to formally declare candidacy. Cruz is expected to contend with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, among others, for the GOP nomination, while former Sen. and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to be the Democratic frontrunner for the nomination.

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UNT faculty members will discuss social media and events in Ferguson, Missouri

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:20am

Seven months after regular protests started in Ferguson, Missouri, over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by one of the city's police officers, two other officers were shot and wounded this week in Ferguson during a protest over police reform, and a search for a suspect continues. The shooting happened hours after the resignation of Ferguson's police chief.

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UNT journalism faculty member available for comment on Brian Williams

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 8:50am

"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams temporarily stepped down from the newscast beginning Monday (Feb. 9) after admitting to falsely stating that he was on a helicopter in Iraq that was hit by a grenade. Williams has also cancelled his scheduled appearance on CBS' "Late Show" with David Letterman, which was to have been Thursday (Feb. 12).

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Ad with emotion may win out over humorous ads in this year's Super Bowl, UNT advertising professor says

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:01am

While the memorable Super Bowl commercials have often advertised beer from Budweiser, various car and truck models and Doritos, an advertisement for men's grooming products will become memorable during Sunday's (Feb. 1) Super Bowl broadcast by tugging at the heartstrings of fathers, according to University of North Texas advertising faculty member Bill Ford.

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UNT faculty members available to discuss State of the Union speech

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 10:31am

During his State of the Union speech on Jan. 20 (Tuesday), President Barack Obama may urge the Federal Communication Commission to adopt strong regulations to ensure that the Internet remains a level playing field for businesses and the public. The speech will come a little more than a month before the FCC votes on new Internet rules, which have not been released to the media.            

The following University of North Texas faculty members are available to discuss the  State of the Union speech:

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Several UNT experts unwrap the mysteries, challenges of the holidays

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 10:59am

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- What do wormholes have to do with delivering presents? Can small businesses compete with big retailers during the holiday buying bonanza? And why is Santa in shorts? University of North Texas experts unwrap holiday mysteries and challenges.

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Santa in shorts? UNT experts explain ways cultures celebrate the holidays

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:35pm

Several University of North Texas faculty and staff are available to discuss the ways communities around the world celebrate faith, one year's end and another year's beginning.

Gabriel Carranza, assistant vice provost for global engagement, says throughout Latin America, year-end holiday celebrations can vary greatly; however, there are key distinctions.

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UNT experts available to discuss engineering of Santa's sleigh, use of wormholes for faster gift delivery

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:12am

When Santa Claus decided it was time for a brand new, light weight and sustainable sleigh, he reached out to University of North Texas Professor of Engineering Nandika D'Souza. D'Souza is available to discuss the latest sleigh technology, and can be reached at Nandika.DSouza@unt.edu.

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