Tuesday, February 3, 2015
University of North Texas Libraries to house archives of Dallas' Black Academy of Arts and Letters
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- During the past 38 years, a nonprofit cultural arts institution in downtown Dallas has hosted Academy Award nominees, Grammy winners and some of America's most noted jazz musicians and comedians, as well as unknown performers who later became famous.
Programs, posters, photos and video recordings from these performances at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, and other items from the academy's archives, will be housed at the...
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Dr. Michael Leo Owens to speak on effects of U.S. prison system at UNT Feb. 9
What: Michael Leo Owens presents "The Civic Consequences of 'The New Jim Crow' for Black America" as part of Black History Month at the University of North Texas. The event is jointly sponsored by the Department of History and the Department of Political Science.
When: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Feb. 9 (Monday)
Where: Room 105 of UNT's General Academic Building, 225 S. Avenue B, Denton
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
UNT professor to speak at International Union for Conservation of Nature in Australia
Friday, November 7, 2014
Broken Heart Land an LGBT documentary screening at UNT
What: A screening at the University of North Texas of "Broken Heart Land," a documentary about Zach Harrington, a gay man who contracted HIV and committed suicide. Sponsored by UNT's LGBT Studies Program and the Center for Psychosocial Health Research.
A panel discussion with Harrington's parents and the director of the film will follow the screening.
When: 7 p.m. Nov. 11 (Tuesday)
Where: Room 184 of...
Monday, November 3, 2014
UNT Jewish and Israel Studies Program to host Holocaust Survivor
What: "Hidden Child of the Holocaust" -- A presentation at the University of North Texas by Holocaust survivor Paul Kessler. UNT's Jewish and Israel Studies Program is sponsoring the lecture. Co-sponsors include the Dallas Holocaust Museum, the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.
When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17 (Monday)
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
UNT French professor honored by Quebec's Superior Council of the French Language
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Marie-Christine Koop, professor of French in the University of North Texas' Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, has received the medal of the Ordre des Francophones d'Amérique from Quebec's Superior Council of the French Language.
Awarded annually since 1978 and conferred by the Prime Minister of Quebec, the distinction recognizes the merits of individuals who are dedicated to developing and maintaining the French...
Monday, October 6, 2014
Israeli-Arab legal scholar to discuss Gaza War during UNT lecture
What: "An Israeli-Arab Legal Scholar Discusses the Gaza War and Terrorism" -- A lecture at the University of North Texas by Mohammed Wattad, assistant professor at Zefat Academic College School of Law in Zefat, Israel. Sponsored by UNT's Jewish and Israel Studies Program, the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County and the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas.
When: 2 p.m. Oct. 21 (Tuesday)
Where: Room 43/47 of UNT's...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
UNT receives grant to help increase diversity of rehabilitation counseling careers
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A new program under development at the University of North Texas aims to increase the diversity of the rehabilitation counseling career field, while helping students complete an education and move into the profession in less time.
The University of North Texas Department of Disability and Addiction Rehabilitation recently received a $395,642 grant from the Minority Health Research and Education Grant Program for ...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Texas Medieval Association's conference complements UNT's graduate student symposium, Oct. 2-4
What: The 8th annual North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium, a UNT event, will be held again this year allowing graduate students to present papers on a variety of medieval topics. The Texas Medieval Association's 25th annual conference will also be held at UNT this year. The conference includes lecture sessions, keynote addresses and a concert, which are open to the public.
When/Where: The North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2 (Thursday) in the UNT Art Building. The Texas Medieval Association's...
Friday, August 1, 2014
Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference awards $12,000 in cash prizes for writing competitions
DENTON (UNT), Texas — Robin Underdahl of Dallas received the top prize of $3,000 and a provisional book contract with the University of North Texas Press in the Book Manuscript competition sponsored by the 2014 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.
In "Shoot the Conductor," Underdahl, a freelance writer and former instructor for the Writers' Garret, will capture the life of conductor and violinist Anshel Brusilow, who taught in UNT's...