Friday, March 1, 2013
UNT to present Middle East Peace Conference
DENTON (UNT), Texas — On Dec. 18, 2010, a series of street demonstrations began in the small North African country of Tunisia, where citizens protested high unemployment, food inflation, corruption from government officials, poor living conditions and a lack of freedom of speech and other political freedoms. Twenty-eight days later, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was ousted after 23 years in power, and democratic uprisings were spreading to Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen in what would be called the Arab Spring.
The Middle East Peace Conference at the...
Friday, February 8, 2013
College of Information to host national conference
DENTON (UNT), Texas — As the amount of information available on the Internet continues to grow at an enormous rate each year, demand will increase for more scholars who take interdisciplinary approaches to the information challenges of the digital age, such as universal access and user-centered organization of digital text and images.
More than 500 information scholars, researchers and practitioners will gather in Fort Worth Feb. 12-15 (Tuesday-Friday) as the University of North Texas College of Information hosts the annual...
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Visiting writers to read at UNT this Spring
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Prize-winning poet Dana Levin will start the spring Visiting Writers Series with a reading and book signing Feb. 7 (Thursday) at the University of North Texas. The series, which is sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English, will also include nationally renowned writer Tiphanie Yanique.
The readings will take place at UNT's University Union, located one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets (1155 Union Circle). All of the readings are free and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
UNT presents exhibit to honor Texas women
What: “Revealing Texas Women: Hidden Voices in Special Collections” — An exhibit presented by the University of North Texas Libraries' Archives and Rare Books
When: Through May 11(Saturday). The exhibit is open Monday through Saturday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with extended hours on Thursday until 8:30 p.m.
Where: Room 437 of UNT’s Willis Library, located one block east of Highland Street and Avenue C (1506 W. Highland St., Denton)
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Hispanics in U.S. often live longer than those in other ethnic groups
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Confirming the existence of the Hispanic Mortality Paradox, a new analysis of health studies, led by a University of North Texas psychologist shows that the Hispanic-American participants’ survival rates from heart disease and other medical conditions were substantially higher than that of the non-Hispanic white and African-American participants.
John Ruiz, assistant professor of psychology, said the existence of the paradox — the finding that Hispanic Americans tend to have health outcomes...