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Campus Updates: November 6, 2019

WOW!: UNT Dallas' Dr. Monica Williams honored as Women of Wisdom

Dr. Monica Williams, Vice President for Advancement and President & CEO of the UNT Dallas Foundation, last month was honored by Elite News at its Women of Wisdom Sixth Annual Gala. "An accomplished fundraiser and passionate advocate for the underrepresented, Dr. Williams has devoted the majority of her career to social services and the advancement of underserved communities by raising money to support an array of worthy causes," Elite News wrote.

UNT Dallas Holds Criminal Justice Career Expo

A cold, damp day didn't stop more than 1,100 high school and college students from the surrounding area, and even as far away as Brownsville, from attending the Fourth Annual Criminal Justice Career Expo on Friday, Oct. 25. The expo is the largest of its kind in North Texas, and allows for criminal-justice-minded students to engage directly with the men and women who work in the professions they hope to pursue. Students from Dallas ISD, Forney, Ennis, Waxahachie, Red Oak, Cedar Hill and more, plus from Dallas County Community College District and Tarrant County College engaged with representatives from more than 50 local, state and federal criminal justice agencies. For the first time, we able to hold this growing event in Campus Hall at the Student Center. 
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UNT Celebrates Opening of New $70-Million College of Visual Arts and Design

The expanded and renovated four-story College of Visual Arts and Design building provides a world-class space for the college’s unique resources and award-winning programs in art education, art history, design and studio arts.

The open concept of the College of Visual Arts and Design’s 238,000-square-foot building inspires creativity and encourages people to stay, sit and collaborate. Sky bridges and wide hallways offer plenty of light and space for pop-up exhibitions. Floor to ceiling windows bring the outdoors inside and reveal the creative work happening in classrooms.

“We’ve worked to design a building that functions around creativity and collaboration,” said Greg Watts, dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design. “We wanted a very porous structure that would encourage everyone from our UNT and Denton communities, and beyond, to be curious. And, in turn, have the opportunity to see what we do – to witness our practice.”
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UNTHSC GME Coordinator Helps Young Doctors in Residencies

When Aurea Baez-Martinez and her husband arrived in the United States with their daughter in January 2017, they had nothing but each other, a few clothes and a couple of toys for the little girl.

It was a big move for a family that had spent their entire lives in Puerto Rico, but a life-changing opportunity awaited Baez-Martinez at UNT Health Science Center, and she couldn’t pass it up.

Four days after arriving, Baez-Martinez started her new job as a Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinator with the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She now serves as the GME Coordinator at Medical City Weatherford, where she helps young doctors in residencies cope with this phase of their medical education.
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