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Professor schools students to promote chess club

Trent Johnson / Senior Staff Writer Compared to many other games, such as checkers, chess is a game of complex strategies and planning ahead. Yesterday afternoon outside the Library Mall, associate professor of biology Douglas Root showed his chess skills while promoting UNT’s chess club. Not only did Root play multiple

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Search for campus president continues for UNT Dallas

Olivia Sylvian / Intern The UNT Dallas campus is currently searching for a new president to prepare for president John Ellis Price’s departure this August. Price told the university that he would be stepping down last March, but will remain as the campus president until Aug. 31. In response, the Presidential

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    Inaugural fellowship opens doors for research

Inaugural fellowship opens doors for research

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer Counseling doctoral student Kara Hurt has been chosen for a one-year research fellowship within the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. Hurt is one of two nationally selected graduate students to complete collaborative research in counseling, which will begin this month

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UNT students in running for notable award

Olivia Sylvain / Intern Three UNT Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students were awarded $1,000 each and named semifinalists in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search Jan. 9. Today at 7 a.m. ET, the field of 300 semifinalists will be trimmed down to 40 finalists. The Intel Science Talent Search

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Quit Smart offers help to campus smokers

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer Since the university enacted the campus-wide smoking ban at the beginning of January, programs to help students transition into a smoke-free lifestyle are also being offered by UNT. The program, called Quit Smart, is a series of three 90-minute classes designed to aid and educate students

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Professor honored for ground-breaking research

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer Dr. Angela Wilson, regents professor of chemistry at UNT, was nominated as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow for her work in development and understanding of quantum chemistry methodology. Wilson is one of only two professors from the state to be honored

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UNT alumni played at Obama’s inauguration

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer Musical performances honed at the UNT College of Music could be heard at the 57th presidential inauguration on Jan. 21,where alumni performed in the U.S. Marine Band and other elite military ensembles. Clarinetist and Staff Sgt. Meaghan Kawaller (‘06) won an audition to play with

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Pedestrian bridge’s fate in hands of UNT survey

Jennifer Zhang / Intern UNT is embarking on a new project to make the pedestrian bridge that connects Fouts Field’s parking lot to Apogee Stadium reflect more of UNT’s spirit. The new pedestrian bridge additions will be provided by campus funds and is scheduled to be completed by December. Though the

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National grant to fund new cyber security research

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer UNT has been designated as one of seven schools in the country to work with the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security’s Information Assurance Research after receiving a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will fund scholarships

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This week’s police blotter

Mearl Colaco/ Intern Police Blotter Thursday Jan. 10, 12:58 a.m.: Two male students, ages 18 and 19, were arrested by a UNT police officer on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. The arrested students were sent to Denton County Jail. Saturday, Jan. 12, 9:24 a.m.: A 23-year-old man wanted on a

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