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UNT experts available to discuss Charleston church shooting

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:46am

A gunman shot and killed nine people at one of the nation's oldest black churches on the evening of June 17 (Wednesday), according to media reports, and police are investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime. Experts at the University of North Texas are available to comment on the shooting from various angles. Check back for updates to this page with additional experts.

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Federal Reserve interest rate: UNT expert available to discuss economic impact of possible hike

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:11am

DENTON, Texas (UNT) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will address media in a press conference at 1:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. EDT) June 17 (today), and industry analysts are speculating that an increase of the federal interest rate could be announced later this year. It would be the first increase since 2006. 

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

Faculty members available to discuss Rick Perry announcing candidacy for president

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:32am

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to formally announce his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination this Thursday (June 4), joining an increasingly crowded field of Republican candidates. Perry, whose first presidential run in 2012 ended quickly, is expected to make Iowa a central component to his campaign after visiting the state 14 times.

The following University of North Texas political scientists are available for media interviews about Perry and other declared and possible presidential candidates.

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

UNT expert available to discuss how recent rainfalls are a benefit to North Texas quail populations.

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:22pm

UNT Quail Executive Director Kelly Reyna is available to discuss how recent rainfalls are a benefit to North Texas quail populations. Reyna can be reached at 940-565-4287 or Kelly.Reyna@unt.edu.

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

UNT journalism faculty member available to discuss Hillary Clinton's interactions with reporters

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 9:40am

A few days after Hillary Clinton declared her candidacy for president, she ignored reporters during a campaign stop through Iowa. The reporters ran after her van, and were criticized on social media as acting like paparazzi chasing a teen heartthrob.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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).

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

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