April 7, 2005

Carolina in the News

Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina
people and programs cited recently in the media:

International Coverage

Risk of HIV transmission highest in early infection stage
Xinhua News Agency, China

Early before most HIV-infected people know their status, the risk of transmission via heterosexual intercourse is highest, US scientists said on Wednesday....In an accompanying editorial, Myron S. Cohen and Christopher D.Pilcher at the University of North Carolina recommended that increased attention be paid to those recently infected.

National Coverage

Light therapy can boost energy and lighten moods
Anchorage Daily News

Alaskans who gaze into light boxes on dark winter mornings as an antidote for seasonal blues haven't been blinded by false expectations, one of the world's top medical journals reported this week....."We found that many reports on the efficacy of light therapy are not based on rigorous study designs," said the lead author, Dr. Robert Golden, professor and chairman of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, in a written statement.
UNC news release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/apr05/lighttherapy040405.html

Where in the world should you get your seafood?
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A new federal seafood-labeling law will make some of those purchasing decisions a bit easier by letting you know more about the fish you buy....A 2004 University of North Carolina study found that 75 percent of the red snapper sampled in U.S. supermarkets was mislabeled.
UNC news release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/jul04/marko071404.html

Regional Coverage

Police did not use tear gas, riot gear at other schools
The State News (Michigan State University)

MSU was not the only university dealing with large basketball game-related crowds in the streets this week...."We tried to keep it positive," said Randy Young, spokesman for the UNC Department of Public Safety. "We would like to think the (basketball) team played in a responsible, civil, classy manner, and the fans followed suit."

State & Local Coverage

Tar Heels achieve redemption (Editorial)
News & Record (Greensboro)

North Carolina's basketball championship Monday night completed a story about perseverance, redemption and coming home....The 2005 Tar Heels deserve to be remembered as much for the disappointments they left behind as for the celebrations they inspired.
Note: This editorial is not available online.

UNC win as easy as S-7-3-3-H
The Charlotte Observer

When the Tar Heels won Monday night, David Oakley of Charlotte flipped -- his license plate, that is.

Family won't fund courses
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

A Raleigh family that has given generously to politically conservative causes told UNC-Chapel Hill officials Wednesday that it will not fund a proposed $4.9 million Western cultures program that has stirred much controversy on campus.

Pope Foundation won't fund UNC program
The Herald-Sun (Durham)/The Chapel Hill Herald

A politically conservative foundation has changed its mind about funding a controversial Western cultures program at UNC-Chapel Hill, basing its decision in part on a lack of support from the university's faculty.

Adding assets to fight poverty (Opinion-Editorial Column)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

The recent debut of John Edwards' new Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at UNC-Chapel Hill brings renewed attention and new ideas to the challenges facing working families in North Carolina. At its inaugural symposium, the center focused on an important issue that has emerged as a new frontier in anti-poverty policy --the importance that wealth plays in helping families move into the economic mainstream and stay there.

Comic opera 'a great show for families, for anyone'
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

UNC voice and communications major Casey Molino Dunn calls it "a great show for families, for anyone. It has humor, a love story, drama -- and it's about our shared heritage."

Cooking, acting blend deliciously in UNC play, 'The Art of Dining'
The Herald-Sun (Durham)

Wielding a hand-held blender, Erin Hamlett tried her best to whip stiff peaks of meringue. Whirl after whirl of the appliance, but no mountains of meringue emerged.

Main break causes flooding, cuts water supplies at UNC
The Chapel Hill Herald

A broken water main next to UNC Hospitals Wednesday morning caused flooding at Kenan Stadium and will force the users of six buildings to drink bottled water until Friday, officials said.

Issues & Trends

Colleges spend big to look cool
The Christian Science Monitor

On the campus of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, the sight of cranes, excavators, and forklifts is a familiar one this academic year....And SOU is not an anomaly. Though difficult to track exactly how many universities are involved in construction projects at any given moment, schools across the nation are adapting to significant technological advancements and student enrollment growth by remodeling, renovating, and expanding outdated architecture.

UNC president to leave in 2006
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

After eight years of booming enrollments and tight budgets, UNC system President Molly Broad announced Wednesday that she is stepping down.
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