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Lecture on resurgence of anti-semitism slated

Amidst a rise of anti-semitism on both sides of the political spectrum, Jewish studies researcher and former professor Kenneth Waltzer will discuss the topic at UNT later this month.

Waltzer is the former director of Michigan State’s Jewish studies program and is now the executive director of the Academic Engagement Network.

His free lecture at UNT will focus on “Understanding Anti-semitism of the Left and the Right.”

The lecture is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in Room 170 of the Business Leadership Building and is open to the public.


Course on children’s emotional needs set

A 10-week course designed to help parents understand their children’s emotional needs will start next week at the Center for Play Therapy at UNT.

There will be several groups designed for different types of parents, including a group for military families and another for people who are adoptive parents of 8- to 13-year-olds.

Child care will be provided while people learn how to better communicate and feel more in control as parents.

For more information or to register, call 940-565-3864 or email


Historian slated to talk for Black History Month

Noted Civil War historian David Roediger will give a free lecture at UNT, looking at items ranging from the strikes of slaves to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Roediger penned the book Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for ALL and is a professor of American studies at the University of Kansas.

He’ll talk about how the actions of slaves have influenced other minority groups over time, including immigrants and feminists.

The free lecture is open to the public and scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Room 255 of the UNT Eagle Student Services Center.

Undergraduate to take part in research program

Isabel Delwel, a junior biology major, will spend 10 weeks this summer conducting research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

She is one of 67 students nationwide chosen to conduct research through the 2017 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program.

Delwel will continue the research she’s already started at UNT, looking at viruses that infect bacteria.