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UNT honors alumni at luncheon

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer UNT honored distinguished alumni in the annual Alumni Awards dinner last Friday, including a veteran in Internet securities and a late rock-and-roll icon. Distinguished Alumni Award recipients Roy Orbison, who attended UNT in the 1950s and later died in 1988, received the university’s most prestigious

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This week’s police blotter: Student wanted by Idaho police arrested

Staff reports Monday, Feb. 18, 2:41 p.m.: At an initiated traffic stop, a 56-year-old male non-student was arrested for having an outside warrant and failure to maintain financial responsibility. The man was wanted by the Collin County Sheriff’s Department. 3:44 p.m.: A suicidal person was reported at Kerr Hall. UNT

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Renowned drummer returning to UNT, will play with lab band

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer Peter Erskine, composer, two-time Grammy winning drummer, and professor at USC’s Thornton School of Music, will play in a concert Thursday night at 8 p.m. at the Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center with UNT’s One O’Clock Lab Band. He will also be

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McNair scholar uses mice to explore epilepsy

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer For 10 hours a week, biology senior and McNair Scholar Matthew Mendoza analyzes the aftermath of lab mice’s drug-induced epileptic seizures to gain insight in an unexplored area of neuroprotection. Mendoza, one of a three-member research team, aims to indentify the function of the

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Former athlete trains students for marathon

Olivia Sylvain / Intern Under the training and guidance of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine freshman Heinz Schwarzkopf, 29 UNT Health Science students competed in the Cotown Marathon in Fort Worth last weekend. Schwarzkopf began training runners through UNT Health Science Center’s Founders Activity Center. He is a personal trainer

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Game receives award for untangling decision processes

Porschia Paxton / Intern A team consisting of a UNT professor, graduate and undergraduate students have been recognized by the National Science Foundation and Science Magazine for designing a puzzle game that could make technology more energy efficient. Gayatri Mehta, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, and her team were

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NASA employee speaks to students during National Engineers Week

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer NASA engineer Kevin Tones discussed how to get a job and the future of NASA as a part of National Engineers Week at Discovery Park on Thursday. Tones, who has worked at the Johnson Space Center in Houston for more than 20 years, described his hiring

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Board of Regents approve increase in living costs

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer The UNT System’s Board of Regents approved an increase in the cost of room and board last Thursday. Beginning in fall 2013, rates for rooms will increase by 4 percent and rates for board, which includes meal plans, will increase by 2.3 percent. Overall, the

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Three professors earn Top 25 title

Emily Bentley / Staff Writer Two current UNT professors and one alumnus were recognized as three of the Top 25 Texas Education Professors by the Online Schools Texas. Current UNT Education psychology professors Smita Mehta and Lyndal Bullock and  the University of Texas at Tyler’s Colleen Swain, who earned a Ph.D.

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Cremation becomes popular burial method

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer The percentage of U.S. citizens choosing cremation over burial has shot up from 26 percent to more than 40 percent over the last 50 years, according to National Funeral Director’s Association statistics. Though it had risen slowly during the 20th century – from 1960 to 2000

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