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Women's Studies program changes name

What’s in a name? Women’s and Gender Studies Program is the new name of the UNT program formerly known as Women’s Studies. Director Sandra Spencer says the addition of the word “gender” shows that the program examines a range of factors impacting the identity of women as well as men, such as race, class, ethnicity and sexuality.

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Is height important in matters of the heart? New study says yes.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Is height important in matters of the heart? According to new research from Rice University and the University of North Texas, the height of a potential partner matters more to women than men, and mostly for femininity and protection.  

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Author of "Sex and World Peace" visits UNT to discuss women's role in state security

  Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Valerie Hudson, co-author of "Sex and World Peace," professor and the George H. W. Bush Chair in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, will give a lecture at UNT on the link between state security and women's security.  

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Expert discusses Hispanic political influence at UNT

University of North Texas Latina/o and Mexican-American Studies Outstanding Scholar/Artist Lecture Series presents "The Future is Ours: How Latinos will Define the Next Era in American Politics," given by Dr. Gary M. Segura, professor of American politics and chair of Chicano/a studies at Stanford University and co-founder and principal in the national polling firm Latino Decisions.

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Kristin Alder of UNT women's studies appointed as representative to the United Nations

Alder has been appointed a United Nations representative for the U.S. section of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. In her new role, she will help shape directives concerning the U.N.'s policy framework on Women, Peace and Security.

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Oscar-winning actress visits Feb. 3

Olympia Dukakis, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Castorini in the 1987 film Moonstruck, will take part in a question-and-answer session led by Sally Vahle, associate professor of voice and acting.

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Sexual behaviors bring high-stakes risks for men in Togo and Ghana

Ami Moore, a UNT associate professor in the Department of Sociology, is researching the hidden reality among young adult men who have sex with other men (MSM) in resource-poor countries such as Togo where jobs are scarce. Moore believes that advocacy and research can help expose the high-stakes issues associated with MSM.

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