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ORIX Foundation Invests $3 million in DFW Nonprofits

Posted by Lance Murray

Dallas-based ORIX Foundation announced this week a $3 million investment into four North Texas nonprofits for their innovative, workforce-related solutions to affect community challenges such as poverty and unemployment, to child abuse and neglect.

The foundation is led by employees …

Photo Gallery: Earth Day Texas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Visitors to Earth Day Texas activities last week at Fair Park took in exhibits, discussions, films, and cutting-edge technology to help preserve the Earth.

Earth Day Texas is the largest Earth Day celebration in the world, and its strategy is …

TWU Professor’s Research Inspiration for Upcoming Film about Female WWII Pilots

Posted by Heather Noel

Fox 2000, the company behind the recent Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, is planning to shed cinematic light on another group of women largely lost in history — and this story has North Texas roots.
 
The Women Airforce Service Pilots …

On Tap: Earth Day Texas, Women in Tech Summit, The Doers

Posted by Dallas Innovates

North Texas is a big place, with plenty to do, see, hear, and watch. So, we scour the internet every week to find events and activities for you.  As always, events may change at any time, so check event website …

Nature-based Preschool on Wheels Rides into Dallas

Posted by Julia Batlle

A new preschool in Dallas is following a nature-based curriculum that teaches students about sustainability and the ecosystem in a colorfully refurbished school bus. 

Seed Preschool, which launched last week, is the brainchild of Jennifer Stuart, a certified Texas …

Earth Day Texas Returns with
Eco-Friendly Message

Posted by Dave Montgomery

“Experience the Unexpected” is the theme of this week’s Earth Day Texas, and judging from the parade of events and activities that started Wednesday and will extend through Sunday, it’s easy to see why.

The world’s largest Earth Day celebration

UNT Professor Shines With Anti-Glare Coating for Glass

Posted by Julia Batlle

A professor at the University of North Texas has a solution for people who struggle with glare on reflective glass surfaces. She did it a simple coating. 

Diana Berman, a professor of material science at the College of Engineering, has …

Donation Pays Tuition for Inaugural Medical School M.D. Class

Posted by Lance Murray

A Fort Worth businessman’s benevolence will allow the inaugural class at Fort Worth’s new medical school to receive free tuition for their first year of school.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the first M.D. program students at the new …

UTA ‘Heroes of the Dorm’ Video Game Team Wins Tuition

Posted by Lance Murray

Who says playing video games can’t be rewarding? Just ask the “Heroes of the Dorm” team at the University of Texas at Arlington.

All members of the UTA Esports Club won free tuition for the rest of their collegiate years …

Dallas Afterschool Steps into
Next Decade With Eye on Access

Posted by Heather Noel

Dallas Afterschool has long touted the benefits kids receive from having quality out-of-school time programming.

Now, Christina Hanger, CEO of Dallas Afterschool and fellow of Dallas Public Voices has the local research to back up that talk. And, thanks to …