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Students, faculty will be ‘open books’

On the first floor of Willis Library, students, faculty and staff will open up to each other instead of cracking open printed books as part of a Human Library on Sept. 17-18.

From 3 to 6 p.m. each day, more than 20 participants will share details about their lives with visitors. The “human books” will include an atheist, a vegan, a biracial Muslim woman, a bisexual and a former unauthorized immigrant.

The goal of the program is to break stereotypes and encourage a respectful conversation among community members of different cultures and backgrounds.

The free event will take place in the Forum on the first floor of Willis Library at 1506 W. Highland St. For more information, contact Diane Wahl, user experience librarian for the Willis Library, at 940-891-6897 or

Beloit College Mindset List creators to visit UNT

Faculty and community members can learn more about this year’s class of incoming freshmen at a forum with the creators of the Beloit College Mindset List on Sept. 18.

The list identifies “cultural touchstones” to help offer clarity to a freshman’s point of view each fall and will be explained during the hour-long forum starting at 3:30 p.m. in Matthews Hall, Room 311.

The list was created 15 years ago to help faculty to watch their references and has grown in popularity.

The free forum requires registration at

For more information, contact Christy Crutsinger at

Sober tailgating begins this Saturday

UNT, Eagle Peer Recovery and the UNT Substance Abuse Resource Center have teamed up to show students a new way to tailgate, with the first “North Texas Sober Tailgaters” event at 11 a.m. Saturday.

The event, to be held on the Hill at Apogee Stadium before Saturday’s 3 p.m. game against Ball State, will provide students with free food and games as an alternative to drinking alcohol before the game. The program aims to help curtail alcohol-related incidents on game day, and show students that college life doesn’t need to revolve around alcohol.

For more information, contact Eagle Peer Recovery at

UNTHSC identifying human remains found in Florida

The human remains found on the grounds of a former Florida reform school will be brought to UNT’s Center for Human Identification for DNA testing and other analysis.

The remains of two children were found at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Fla., in August, and the remains are expected to arrive at the UNT Health Science Center later this year. At least 10 families have offered DNA samples to compare to the remains.

The research will be led by Arthur Eisenberg, chairman of Forensic and Investigative Genetics at UNTHSC, who in 2011 identified a previously unnamed victim of Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy.