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...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Libraries from UNT, Texas Woman's University team up to present digital humanities conference
What: Digital Frontiers 2014-- A two-day conference in which educators and librarians will explore innovation in digital resources for research, teaching and learning in the humanities. Sponsored by the University of North Texas Libraries in partnership with the Blagg-Huey Library at Texas Woman's University, the UNT Press, the UNT Libraries'...
Thursday, June 5, 2014
UNT's Portal to Texas History named a Service Hub by Digital Public Library of America
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Twenty UNT students to study sustainability in university's study abroad class to Cuba
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- As a geography student at the University of North Texas, Michael Watkins has stopped, and has convinced his family to stop buying bottled water, to protect the environment from waste.
But when he signed up for "Cuba and the Complexities of Sustainability" -- UNT's first study abroad class to Cuba in more than 10 years and believed to be the first college or...
Thursday, April 17, 2014
UNT welcomes two renowned professors to discuss Islamic art and politics in the Middle East
What: UNT's Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute hosts "By the Pen: The Art of Writing in Islamic Art," a lecture by Sheila Blair, Boston College professor of Islamic and Asian art. The lecture discusses the ways artists and craftsmen of the Islamic cultures have used writing to decorate buildings and objects.
When: 4-5 p.m. April 24 (Thursday)
Where: The Forum at Willis Library, 1506 Highland Ave., Denton
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
UNT's second annual Arab Film Festival Texas features award-winning films that depict life in the Arab world
What: The second annual Arab Film Festival Texas, presented by UNT's Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute, featuring the Texas premiere of award-winning short films, feature films and documentaries from Palestine, Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Syria.
When: 6:30-10 p.m. May 2 (Friday), and 1-10 p.m. on May 3 (Saturday) and May 4 (Sunday)
Where: Angelika Film Center, 5321 East Mockingbird Lane, Suite 230, Dallas
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
UNT to hold third annual Global Citizens Month in April
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- For the third consecutive year, the University of North Texas will observe Celebrating Global Citizens Month in April. The university will offer events every week to educate students, faculty, staff and community members about diversity, internationalism and sustainability.
The event is sponsored by UNT-International, UNT Sustainability and the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity.
One of the month's main events, the Great...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
UNT faculty member recognized for teaching online storytelling course
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Carmen Santos grew up hearing legends about the Chamorro people of her native Mariana Islands, but she didn't know she could use those stories in a career.
That changed when she was a student in the University of North Texas College of Information's distance education program for the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands. Last summer, Santos took an online class, SLIS 5440, Storytelling for Information Professionals, as part of her master of library science degree and...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
UNT guest lecturer to discuss Republic of the Rio Grande
What: "The Republic of the Rio Grande: A Historical Orphan" -- A lecture at the University of North Texas by author and Austin attorney Beatriz de la Garza. The 13th Annual Commemorative Lecture in Mexican American History, presented by the University of North Texas Department of History, the department's Mexican American studies minor and the...
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Second annual Gospel Meets Jazz concert at UNT celebrates Black History
What: Black History Month concert Gospel Meets Jazz, featuring College of Music faculty Brad Leali, saxophone; Jennifer Barnes and Rosana Eckert, vocals; Fred Hamilton, guitar; and José Aponte, percussion; along with the Texas Tech University Vision of Light Gospel Choir, directed by Darius Luckey, and Lubbock pastor Cory Powell, speaker.
When: 5 p.m. Feb. 23 (Sunday)
Where: Voertman Hall, Music Building, 415 Avenue C in Denton.
DENTON, Texas (UNT) –...