Great Things are Happening

Mira Patel, Ritik Patnaik and Rishi Shridharan
From left to right, Mira Patel, Ritik Patnaik and Rishi Shridharan. (Photo y Michael Clements)

Pass it on: Great things are happening at UNT. Learn about them here and share our successes with your family and friends.

  • Record-breaking podcast. A group of UNT media arts students attempted to set the Guinness World Record for longest live audio stream in November with a film-focused podcast that lasted nearly 59 hours. The idea started out as a spur-of-the-moment conversation during breakfast in the Media Arts Living Learning Community at UNT last spring. During the podcast, the students provided an overview of history and social issues within the movie industry and analyzed works such as The Dark Knight and Singin' in the Rain.
  • Notable on Netflix. Geoffrey Wawro, professor of history and director of UNT's Military History Center, was featured in the premiere episode of Netflix's new Medal of Honor series, produced by Forrest Gump director Robert Zemeckis and James Moll. In the episode, Wawro discusses the actions of Sylvester Antolak, a sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor.
  • Top scholars. UNT Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science seniors Mira Patel, Ritik Patnaik and Rishi Shridharan were recently named three of the top 300 scholars in the nation in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious science and math competition. Patel, Patnaik and Shridharan (pictured from left) were selected from a pool of nearly 2,000 students. They will each receive a $2,000 prize, and TAMS receives matching money to support STEM education.

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