Wednesday, June 26, 2013
UNT expert says American Revolution more about British government changing
While many Americans know that Independence Day is the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the 13 original American colonies, Americans tend to have certain misconceptions about the Revolutionary War, including what caused the war in the first place, according to a University of North Texas history professor.
Guy Chet, associate professor of history, says many students in his American Revolution course come into class thinking that the American colonists “were becoming less and...
Monday, June 24, 2013
UNT expert says perceptions of whistle-blowers is often harsh, but Snowden case may differ
DENTON (UNT), Texas — How are whistle-blowers viewed by others?
In most cases, people blame the whistle-blower rather than the wrongdoer, said Mary Curtis, Horace Brock Centennial Professor of Accounting in the University of North Texas College of Business, who has researched perceptions of whistle-blowers. But the case of National Security Agency contractor Edward...
Friday, June 21, 2013
Journalism professor gives advice for celebrities' public relations blunders
Embattled Food Network cook Paula Deen can restore her positive public image after admitting using racial slurs in the past by briefly explaining the context of her remarks, sincerely apologizing for any offense the remarks have caused in the past, and are causing in the present, says a University of North Texas faculty member in the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism, who has managed public relations for nationally syndicated talk show host Tom Joyner.
Neil Foote, principal lecturer at UNT and a...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Make a robot, ID fingerprints, tie-dye a T-shirt and more in UNT’s Grandparents University®
DENTON (UNT), Texas — This summer, kids will pick a major and head to college – with their grandparents.
The University of North Texas’ Grandparents University® from June 20 to 21 offers a multi-generational bonding experience for grandkids ages 7 to 12 and their grandparents. Pairs pick a “major” — including astronomy, robotics, acting, chemistry and more — and get a taste of life on a college campus.
They can tie-dye a T-shirt in a fashion merchandising class, identify fingerprints in a CSI class, learn how to prepare a disaster kit in an...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Mayborn conference announces winners of first newspaper narrative writing contest
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
University of North Texas communication studies professor available to discuss whistleblowers
As the court-martial continues for Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier who was arrested in May 2010 and charged with passing classified national defense information to the website WikiLeaks, Edward Snowden, a National Security Agency contractor, has provided information on a classified NSA spy program that included collecting phone records of U.S. citizens. On Monday (June 17), Snowden, who fled the U.S. for Hong Kong, vowed to release more secrets about U.S. intelligence surveillance systems that he described as “nakedly, aggressively criminal.” He also denied spilling intelligence secrets t...
Friday, June 14, 2013
UNT graduate student chosen for national GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A first-generation college graduate, Leslie Jimenez wants other students to know that education can change their lives.
Jimenez, who expects to earn a master’s degree in higher education from the University of North Texas’ College of Education in August, has been chosen to share her story and become an advocate for education as part of the inaugural class of the GEAR UP Alumni Leadership Academy. She was one of 30 people from across the country selecte...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Eleven students receive awards for 2013 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Recent UNT graduate wins national scholarship
DENTON (UNT), Texas— Jon Savage of Hurst, a recent University of North Texas graduate, is one of only 20 students in the nation to receive the 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award for $150,000 to attend graduate school. His parents, Brad and Patricia Berglund, live in Fort Worth. The award from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recognizes and rewards America's promising up-and-coming artists from lower-income backgrounds with the nation's leading graduate schola...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
UNT's Sky Theater offering summer planetarium shows