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Top Stories: UNT Picks NASA Administrator For Chancellor; Spotlight On A Miniature Painter

Aug 17, 2017

The top local stories this evening from KERA News:

The University of North Texas has picked NASA’s number two to lead the growing public university system. This morning, the board of regents named Lesa Roe as the sole finalist to be chancellor of the system. She’s expected to be confirmed next month. 

KERA’s Christopher Connelly reports, Roe has had a long career at the nation’s space program.

Other stories this evening:

  • Ambreen Butt is a leader in revitalizing the centuries old form of Islamic art known as miniature painting. Recently, she moved to North Texas. And she's begun using her techniques to create giant installations. In this week’s Artist Spotlight, Art&Seek’s HadyMawajdeh learns how she  confronts gargantuan issues, by starting small.

  

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.