Sept. 30, 2014
- Cuban invests in UNT student. Mark Cuban, entrepreneur and owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, backed senior computer science major Jesse Stauffer in launching his mobile app XPIRE for iOS devices on iTunes. The app helps users manage their digital footprints on social media by making their tweets and posts less permanent.
- BigBellys clean up campus. This fall, UNT went high-tech with its trash and recycling program by installing new BigBelly Solar trash compactors around campus. The bins -- recognized as a C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group best practice -- use solar technology to compact trash, helping to reduce litter and improve collection efficiency by monitoring and sending waste and recycling data to UNT employees.
- Aiming for success. What does junior Lindsey Smith have in common with Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis and Hunger Games heroine Katniss Everdeen? A love of archery. The mechanical and energy engineering major with a 4.0 GPA is an award-winning bow shooter. She competed on Team USA this summer in Croatia at the World Archery Field Championship, the highest level of archery competition outside the Olympics, placing No. 10 in the world. She earned a bronze medal in the national competition in May.