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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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Conference brings exposure to College of Information

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer The eighth iConference, a semi-annual gathering of information colleges from around the world, met at the Worthington Renaissance hotel in Fort Worth last week with UNT serving as the host school. Hundreds of attendees from 19 different countries learned how to predict the success of

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Jazz trio places at composition competition

Tim Cato / Senior Staff Writer Three UNT College of Music students were awarded the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer award for their original compositions recorded this past year. Aaron Hedenstrom, a master’s student in jazz studies, and jazz studies senior Drew Zaremba and junior Addison Frei were all first-time

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Denton PD fights crime with Facebook

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer Facebook has proven to be a serious weapon in the fight against crime. After a year of posting “Denton’s Most Wanted” to the Denton Police Department’s Facebook page, 17 arrests have been made. The Denton PD began posting in February 2012, and eight arrests

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Students Against Trafficking and Slavery chapter renewed

Olivia Sylvain / Intern UNT’s Executive Committee of International Organizations is renewing Students Against Trafficking and Slavery and the UNT chapter of Amnesty International for the spring semester. SATS is a group that works locally and internationally to end sex trafficking and slavery, and Amnesty International is a global organization

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