3 , 2007
Carolina in the
Here is a sampling
of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently
in the media:
oil for Mom may benefit her child
International Herald Tribune
Women who take fish oil supplements while pregnant may improve the hand-eye
coordination of their children, according to a small Australian study.
..."If a person is healthy with a cholesterol in the middle range,
and no family history of heart disease, radically lowering cholesterol
may not be necessary," said (Xuemei) Huang, a University of North
Carolina School of Medicine neurologist.
UNC News Release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/dec06/parkinsonsldl121806.htm
couple of things to think about in 2007
Winnipeg Free Press (Canada)
You all know how to keep healthy this year, don't you? ...Another researcher,
Dr. Stephen Moll at the University of North Carolina, says he has seen
similar cases, and they all resulted from immobility for long periods
Strategy for Small Ph.D. Programs
Inside Higher Ed
In German studies these days, a graduate department with 10 full-time
faculty members is considered quite large, and many are half that size.
...Professors at Duke University and the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill have come up with another approach.
Abbott's Tactics To Protect AIDS Drug
The Wall Street Journal
In the fall of 2003, Abbott Laboratories grew worried about new competition
to its flagship AIDS drug, Kaletra. ...Abbott's move "created a
huge price discrepancy" between Kaletra and rival drugs, says David
Wohl, an associate professor at the University of North Carolina who
works part-time treating infected inmates.
Highlights: Jan. 2, 2007
Heart disease hits Americans who live in southern states harder than
residents of other regions of the country, according to the latest annual
survey of cardiovascular disease in the United States. ...Wayne Rosamond,
an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina and chairman of
the American Heart Association's Statistics Committee, said studies
are under way to determine the reasons behind the regional differences,
the news service said.
International Airport winging its way to success despite some turbulence
The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
Memphis had a seat in the cockpit in 2006 as the nation sped through
one of the most promising years in aviation since terrorists attacked
the World Trade Center, nearly crumbling commercial aviation. ..."This
airport has a huge, huge impact," said John Kasarda, who coined
the term aerotropolis -- cities that grow up around the economic engines
of airports -- more than 10 years ago.
healthier in West Virginia (Editorial)
The Charleston Daily Mail
As the new year began, the American Heart Association released its annual
report on the nation's tickers on a state by state basis. ...Wayne Rosamond,
an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina and the chairman
of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee, said signs like
that are positive indicators.
State and Local
documents towns strife
The Chapel Hill News
Newly available photographs of desegregation protests and sit-ins at
Chapel Hill businesses will be among more than 100 items on display
soon in UNCs Wilson Library.
UNC News Release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/jan07/studentprotests010207.html
resigns as director
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Former Sen. John Edwards has resigned his position as director of the
Center On Poverty, Work and Opportunity in Chapel Hill to pursue his
campaign for president. Edwards created the think-tank at the University
of North Carolina nearly two years ago to examine ways to help lift
an estimated 37 million Americans out of poverty.
Related link: http://www.chapelhillnews.com/106/story/4603.html
healthier alternatives a chance in the new year (Commentary)
The Charlotte Observer
In the New Year, resolve to remake some of your favorite foods. Most
of us eat a lot of foods that don't support health. We do it out of
habit and tradition. ...Suzanne Havala Hobbs is a registered dietitian
and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy
partitions from drives (Question-answer)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
...To avoid losing data while tinkering with partitions, you need a
specialized software program, said Priscilla Alden with UNC-Chapel Hill's
Information Technology Services. These products allow you to merge,
split, copy and resize partitions, as well as convert them from one
file system to another.
The Independent Weekly
Recent history for William Powell has involved interviewsa lot
of them. "Almost constantly" was his two word answer when
asked how often he's on the phone talking about the latest work he's
edited, the 7-pound, 2-ounce Encyclopedia of North Carolina. ...Whether
it is the large influx of curious non-natives or the appeal of a modern,
comprehensive, coffee table behemoth of the Old North State, UNC Press,
which published the book in conjunction with UNC Library, has a hit
on its hands.
held in Pit injuries may enter plea
The Herald-Sun (Durham)/The Chapel Hill Herald
If the FBI turns over the evidence it collected after Mohammed Taheri-Azar
allegedly attempted to kill people on the UNC campus by running over
them in an SUV, Taheri-Azar will enter a plea at his next court hearing
on Jan. 24.
Related link: http://www.newsobserver.com/1166/story/528093.html
Issues and Trends
it's full speed ahead for the new animal shelter
The Chapel Hill Herald
Orange County is accelerating design work for a new animal services
center after learning it will have to vacate the current facility no
later than Dec. 31, 2008. The county's present animal shelter, off Martin
Luther King Jr. Boulevard, sits on the future site of the university's
proposed Carolina North campus, on land owned by UNC.
Eve wishes (Opinion column)
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
As we enter the last few hours before Christmas, whether yours be frantic
or relaxed, solemn or shopping-saturated, I hope this finds you well.
... So, too, would successful completion of the long-running debate
between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and many civic
and political leaders who have wrangled for years over plans for Carolina
Note: No link available.
grade system gets a minus (Opinion-editorial column)
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Last year, I was sitting in a meeting of the executive committee of
University of Georgia's highest governing body, the University Council,
when Provost Arnett Mace announced that the Board of Regents approved
a pilot "plus-minus" grading program. ...UGA has a long list
of aspiration schools, including the University of Virginia, University
of Texas at Austin and UNC-Chapel Hill.
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