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    Professor researches creating plastic from sugarcane

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

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

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

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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This week’s police blotter

Mearl Colaco / Intern Tuesday, Feb. 12, 11:08 a.m.: A suspicious person was reported at the University Union and the UNT police issued a trespass warrant to a 30-year-old non-student. At 12:46 p.m., the same man was spotted on UNT’s campus. Police officers then arrested him for criminal trespassing and

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    Project, grant will help English learners in multiple subjects

Project, grant will help English learners in multiple subjects

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer UNT is using an about $985,000 grant from the Department of Education to instruct teachers how they can help English language learners with math and science classes. The initiative, called Project NEXUS, consists of a series of professional development workshops that will run through 2017. Though

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Student wins competition with post-disaster research

Olivia Sylvain / Intern Second-year doctoral student Kyujin Jung won first place at the Graduate Student Global Research Competition earlier this month in a field that consisted of more than 30 universities across the nation. Jung is a doctoral student in the department of public administration.  His research focused on the

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Human Library aims to break stereotypes among students

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer To try to negate stereotypes UNT students may have, the UNT’s library and Multicultural Center are cosponsoring the Human Library event. From 3-6 p.m. today and tomorrow, students of different ethnicities, religions and lifestyles, or “human books” can be checked out for free. The event is

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