Record-Setting Lecture

Photography by: 
Michael Clements
Andrew Torget in an auditorium with video projection screens

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  • Zany visit. Dude Perfect, a sports entertainment group known for creating YouTube videos filled with trick shots, stunts and unbelievable feats, filmed a video at the Super Pit. Viewed more than 13 million times, the video features Dude Perfect members -- dressed as their old-man alter egos -- completing trick shots, including a few from the rafters.
  • Impressive advocates. Rodrick Robinson ('02) and Crystal H. George ('09, '12 M.S.) were appointed by Gov. Greg Abbott to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas, which advocates for people with disabilities in the vocational rehabilitation process. Robinson is founder and CEO of New Life Medical Equipment, and George is a job accommodation specialist for Sedgwick and a past president of the North Texas Rehabilitation Association.
  • Record-setting lecture. UNT history professor Andrew Torget recently made history himself by becoming eligible for the Guinness Book of World Records. Torget taught the world's longest history lesson -- at 26 hours, 34 minutes -- beginning on Aug. 24. He covered nearly the entire breadth of Texas history in a single nonstop lesson. The event is expected to raise more than $30,000 for The Portal to Texas History, which digitizes historical documents and other materials from and about Texas. Torget's lecture will be available to view through the portal.

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