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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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New greenhouse serves as place for growth of ideas

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer The new Innovation Greenhouse, located in Sycamore Hall, aims to help students create and expand on ideas, and to create networking opportunities, said Executive Director Nancy Hong. The Innovation Greenhouse assists students in expanding ideas, networking and internship opportunities. It is associated with the Murphy Entrepreneurship

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Faculty team up, win award for customer service study

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer A research paper written by two professors of the Colleges of Engineering and Business at UNT have won the 2012 Distinguished Track Award at the Decision Science Institute’s annual conference. The authors, engineering technology senior lecturer Leticia Anaya and information technology and decision sciences professor Nicholas

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College of Business enters CFA, scholarships will be available

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The College of Business’ finance department was notified on Jan. 14 that it was accepted into a program created by the Charter Financial Association Institute [CFA] that aims to provide ethics based and professional education for future investment professionals. Since UNT is now a part

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Professor researches creating plastic from sugarcane

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer Two greenhouses worth of sugarcane at the new Research Greenhouse Complex at Discovery Park are dedicated to biology professor Stevens Brumbley’s research in bioplastics. Bioplastics are produced from a biological source rather than the usual petroleum base, Brumbley said. Plastics are made of large groups

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Bland selected as new Dean of Mayborn

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer After over a year of interim leadership from M. Jean Keller, the UNT Dean Selection Committee has found a permanent Dean of the Mayborn School of Journalism in Dorothy M. Bland. Bland will be appointed in June at which time Keller will step down.

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