Jan. 10, 2007

Carolina in the News

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

International Coverage

Scholars to debate if Jesus existed
Ottawa Citizen (Canada)

Internationally recognized biblical scholars are set to launch The Jesus Project, a new endeavour to examine the historical existence of Christ. ...James D. Tabor, chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, and author of The Jesus Dynasty: A New Historical Investigation of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity.

Regional Coverage

Thriving 'Aerotropolis' Isn't Far-Fetched in Memphis, Expert Says
The Daily News (Memphis)

Memphis is an innovative city. In looking at airport development around the world, anyone can see the footprint Memphis has left. ...Dr. John Kasarda of the University of North Carolina, who coined the term, has called Memphis the lone aerotropolis in the United States.

State and Local Coverage

UNC Chapel Hill tops Kiplinger's 'best value' list
The Charlotte Business Journal

UNC Chapel Hill is the top-ranked "best value" public college for the sixth year in a row, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance. The school ranked first in the nation in terms of best value to in-state students.
UNC News Release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/jan07/kiplinger010807.htm

Kiplinger’s ranking of best educational values includes UNC schools
The Asheville Citizen-Times

The latest list from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance of the nation’s 100 best educational values for public colleges ranks UNC Asheville 36th in the nation as a best value for in-state students and 47th in the nation as a best value for out-of-state students. ...UNC Chapel Hill topped both categories on the list, which also includes N. C. State University, UNC Wilmington and UNC Greensboro.

If you plan lunch night before, you'll likely eat better (Commentary)
The Charlotte Observer

Do keyboard crumbs and desk dribbles mark your workspace? Join the club. ...Suzanne Havala Hobbs is a registered dietitian and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy at UNC

Chapel Hill police look for men in attacks on women
The Chapel Hill Herald

Police were looking for a man who strangled a woman walking on the trail near the Forest Theatre on the UNC campus Tuesday afternoon.
Related link: http://www.news14charlotte.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=132793
UNC News Release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/jan07/assault010907.htm

Woman assaulted on UNC campus
The Chapel Hill News

University Police are warning the community to take extra safety precautions following a reported assault near UNC's Chapel Hill's Forest Theater around 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9.
Related link: http://www.newsobserver.com/102/story/530721.html

Study finds communication vital at law school
WCHL-AM (Chapel Hill)

A survey showing increased contact between teachers and students during law school improves job outlook and ethics is receiving agreement from former UNC law dean Lissa Broome.

A mezzo at Memorial Hall
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

Grammy-winning opera singer Susan Graham takes the stage tonight at Memorial Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill. Graham, a mezzo-soprano who has performed in opera houses from St. Louis to Vienna, will perform an all-French program tonight. Pianist Malcolm Martineau will accompany.
UNC News Release: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/dec06/graham121406.htm

Poverty center asserts own role after Edwards' exit
Yes! Weekly (Greensboro)

Four months after North Carolina Senator John Edwards lost a bruising presidential election as Democratic nominee John Kerry's running mate in 2004, UNC-Chapel Hill announced that the defeated candidate would lead the new Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the university's law school.

UNC memorial set for journalist Cole Campbell
The Chapel Hill News

A memorial service for Cole C. Campbell, who was dean of the journalism school at The University of Nevada-Reno, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at The Alumni Center on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill, where Campbell was a Morehead Scholar and editor of The Daily Tar Heel in the mid-1970s.

Schools defiant on year-rounds
The News & Observer (Raleigh)

An angry Wake school board bucked county commissioners Tuesday and proceeded with a plan to convert 22 schools to a year-round calendar this summer. ...David Lawrence, a professor in the school of government at UNC-Chapel Hill, said state law also gives county commissioners some control over spending county money for school projects.

Issues and Trends

Chapel Hill biotech lands distributor for military bandages
The Triangle Business Journal

Biotech company Entegrion said Tuesday it has signed a distributor for its AlphaBandage products, which are used to treat battlefield wounds. ...Entegrion, which is based in Chapel Hill, counts a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor as its scientific founder.

Produced by News Services, Carolina in the News is an e-mail sampling of current news media coverage about Carolina people and programs, as well as issues and trends that affect the university. Stories usually will be online and available free for a limited time - often one to two weeks. Expiration dates before stories move to archives vary by media outlet. Some outlets require free user registration or a subscription.

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