Thursday, January 10, 2013
Media advisory: University of North Texas military historian available to discuss Defense Secretary nominee Hagel
Earlier this week, President Barack Obama nominated former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, a decorated Vietnam War veteran, to serve as Secretary of Defense during Obama’s second term. Hagel, a Republican from Nebraska, is expected to face opposition by Republicans and Democrats during his confirmation hearings for his past statements on foreign policy, including his stance against increasing the number of U.S. troops during the war with Iraq and his weak support for Israel. Hagel was also criticized for calling a U.S. Ambassador nominee “openly, aggressively gay,” and not supporting the nomination...
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
UNT College of Music Spring 2013 events
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas College of Music presents a spring season that features world-class guest composers, the American leg of the International Janáček Festival and Conference and a fresh, new take on gospel. Please include the following information in any briefs or calendars.
A recital of the chamber music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Yehudi Wyner begins a series of concerts of music by outstanding guest composers and arrangers, which will include the multimedia works of composer and pianist Jaroslaw Kapuscinski on Feb. 25, Baylor professor of...
Monday, January 7, 2013
Artist Kiki Smith to Headline 2013 UNT Nasher Lecture Series
DALLAS, Texas – Internationally renowned artist Kiki Smith will be the featured speaker at the annual Nasher Lecture Series at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, presented by the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design. A limited number of tickets are available for $20 for members and $25 for non-members at NasherSculptureCenter.org.
“The annual Nasher Lecture Series honors the legacy of the late Raymond and Patsy Nasher by bringing to Dallas some of today’s most influential artists, sculptors, and critics through this yearly collaboration with the University of North...
Friday, January 4, 2013
National Science Foundation grant to provide scholarships for doctoral students
DENTON (UNT), Texas--A nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will provide scholarships for doctoral students to study cyber security and information assurance in UNT’s College of Engineering, College of Business and College of Information.
The new program builds on UNT’s leadership as one of only seven institutions in the United States to be designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security as a...