The Texas Fashion Collection has four outfits by famed designer Charles James -- and one of them played a role in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition of James' works, "Beyond Fashion," running until Aug. 10. The collection loaned an understructure of an evening gown's skirt.
Michael "Jocco" Phillips ('92) always loved watching movies as a kid. When the movie Necessary Roughness filmed on campus in 1991, he got the chance to work with the crew and he knew it was just what he wanted to do for his career.
Chris Hawkes, along with his singing partner Miranda Dawn, wowed the panel of NBC's reality singing competition The Voice this season -- enough to make it to the second round of battles on coach Adam Levine's team and garner a top-selling single, "I've Just Seen a Face," on iTunes.
Two faculty members, Harlan Butt and David Taylor, will gather inspiration from nature when they complete projects as fellows in UNT's Institute for the Advancement of the Arts in the 2014-15 academic year.
Curt Dixon ('86) doesn't work from a script. As founding member of the New York City-based Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, he spoofs Stephen King novels and night court sessions from the top of his head and audience suggestions.
Clint Richmond learned many things from journalism professor C.E. "Pop" Shuford, but one lesson stuck in his mind.
"The quickest way to fail for Shuford was to let any type of opinion leak into the story assignment," says Richmond, who attended UNT in the late 1950s under the name Gerald Richmond.
As a student, Steve Pietzsch ('73) created an illustration -- featuring three ears emerging from the bell of a horn -- that appeared on the cover of the One O'Clock Lab Band's 1973 album. Pietzsch, an advertising major, didn't know he could make a career out of drawing.
In Popular Perceptions of Soviet Politics in the 1920s: Disenchantment of the Dreamers, Olga Velikanova, associate professor of history, studied the popular opinions of people in post-revolutionary Russia.
The most visible exponent of a grassroots, nonviolent movement that saved Indian's mountain forests from commercial exploitation is the subject of Ecology is Permanent Economy: The Activism and Environmental Philosophy of Sunderlal Bahuguna by George James, professor of philosophy and religion studies.
Kelly Wisecup, assistant professor of English, explores how conversations about illness and healing among European colonists, Native Americans and New World Africans influenced colonial writing in her book Medical Encounters: Knowledge and Identity in Early American Literatures.
William F. Strong ('78 M.S.) and John Cook ('81 Ph.D.) met as students at UNT. Now they host the program "Good Books Radio," which runs on the PBS station in the Rio Grande Valley KMBH 88 FM and has attracted nationally known authors.
Richard DeRosa, jazz composition and arranging professor, has won several prestigious assignments. He will serve as chief conductor of the WDR Big Band, a German government-supported organization in Cologne, for the 2014-16 season.
In 2003, the words "White Only," previously covered by a metal plate, were discovered above the water fountains in the Dallas County Records Building. Controversy erupted over what to do about the markings. A decade later, artist Lauren Woods ('02), who in following family tradition doesn't capitalize her name, has created the multimedia A Dallas Drinking Fountain Project to teach visitors about the significance of segregation.