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July 10, 2002

Carolina in the News

Current International Coverage


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

Women on HRT urged not to panic after study uncovers health risks
The Independent (UK)

Specialists in hormone replacement therapy (HRT) warned women in Britain yesterday not 
to overreact to findings by American researchers indicating that the risks of the treatment 
might outweigh the benefits...Another member of the research team, Dr David Ontjes from 
the University of North Carolina, said: "This is very valuable information that applies to a large 
spectrum of women in the United States, and we believe it will influence physicians' practice
in this area. "
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/health/story.jsp?story=313613

(Note: This study was the subject of a UNC news release. Other coverage 
to date mentioning or quoting UNC researchers includes: The Singapore Strait Times, The 
Irish Times
, New Scientist magazine, National Associated Press, The Wisconsin State 
Journal
, The Charlotte Observer, and The North Carolina News Network, which reaches 
90-plus radio stations statewide.)

State and Local Coverage

New college guide dubs UNC ‘hot and trendy’ 

Carolina is famous for its fine academics. But this week, the whole Carolina experience has 
gotten its due. UNC is featured prominently in a list of "hot and trendy" colleges, as noted by 
a new publication titled "The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting 
Colleges." 
http://www.herald-sun.com/orange/10-245531.html
(Note: For more information, please visit
http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/jul02/kaplan070902.htm)

Associate dean to lead MBA Program

Robert S. Adler has been named the associate dean of the MBA Program at the University 
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School
effective July 1. UNC is 
fortunate to have Bob Adler serving in this important leadership role," said Robert S. Sullivan, 
Kenan-Flagler dean. "His enormous integrity and high standards for excellence have earned 
the respect of faculty and students. He will be a passionate and committed leader." 
http://www.chapelhillnews.com/Issues/2002/07/10/news09.html
(Note: This story is a UNC news release
http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/jun02/adler062502.htm.)

Enterprise center receives $100,000 DuPont gift
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Sustainable Enterprise at Kenan-
Flagler Business School has received a $100,000, three-year grant from DuPont. "We are 
very grateful for DuPont's generosity," said Stuart Hart, management professor and co-director 
of the center and a pioneer in the field of sustainable enterprise. "The gift provides critical 
support to our Center for Sustainable Enterprise. It is a sign of the company's support for our 
work and an indication of their desire to support us further in the future." 
http://www.chapelhillnews.com/Issues/2002/07/10/news09_side1.html
(Note: This story is a UNC news release 
http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/jun02/dupontgiftedit062702.htm.)

Panel restricts teen licenses 
Teenagers learning to drive in North Carolina wouldn't be allowed to pack their cars with 
friends in legislation approved Tuesday by a House committee...A study by a researcher at 
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that 16- and 17-year-old drivers are 
more than twice as likely to be involved in a crash when two or more young passengers are 
in the car compared with those carrying no young passengers. Robert Foss, the study author, 
told the committee in a letter that in 2000 there were 8,253 crashes involving 16- and 17-year-
olds drivers holding the limited licenses. One in seven of the drivers had two or more passengers 
in the car at the time of the wreck.
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/nc/story/1523914p-1553699c.html
(Note: Foss' study was the subject of a UNC news release 
http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/may02/foss051602.htm.)

UNC sociologist studies letters to editors after Sept. 11 tragedy
Horrific events of Sept. 11 helped draw Americans together in some reassuring ways, but they 
also had a polarizing effect on tolerance in political culture, a University of North Carolina at 
Chapel Hill sociologist says. Based on a study he is conducting of letters to newspaper editors 
around the country during the two months before and after the terrorist strikes, professor 
Andrew J. Perrin says the tragedy made American political culture more accepting of 
authoritarian views. http://www.herald-sun.com/features/54-243924.html
(Note: This story is a UNC news release:
http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/may02/perrin050302.htm.)

How safe are your secrets? 
Most of us believe that what we tell our lawyers, our doctors, our therapists or our preachers 
is private. We believe that whatever our need -- legal, medical, mental or spiritual -- what is 
said between us and them stays between us and them. Truth is, your secrets aren't as safe as 
you might think... "It would represent a substantial change in what many people think of as the 
attorney-client privilege," said Walter Blakey, a law professor at the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill
.
http://newsobserver.com/news/q/story/1517806p-1547830c.html

Report: UNC lagging in support for alternative lifestyles 
As an openly gay man, Glenn Grossman has encountered a few bumps on his road to a doctorate, 
even on a campus as liberal as UNC. He's been stared at, cursed and degraded, and once, 
while passing out fliers on Franklin Street, he was surrounded by four students and knocked to 
the ground. But overall, discrimination against gays and lesbians on campus isn't that overt, said 
Grossman, a doctoral student in epidemiology. The problems are more shaded, less obvious, but 
troubling just the same, he said. 
http://www.herald-sun.com/archives/URNDetail.cfm?URN=0389537816
(Note: The Chapel Hill Herald requires free registration to access archives.)

Issues and Trends Affecting Carolina

Once Skeptics, Builders See Green In Contracts for 'Green' Offices
The Wall Street Journal

When the state of California set out in 1999 to build one of the largest "green " office complexes 
in the country, construction manager Ron Mitchell was perplexed. "I'm not joking, I thought the 
skin of the building was going to be green ," Mr. Mitchell recalls. But other builders and 
manufacturers were more outraged than confused by some of the project's bidding requirements.
http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB1026251026100282120,00.html?mod=real%5Festate%5Fwsj%5Fhs
(Note: The Wall Street Journal requires subscription to access articles.)

Panel backs referendum on lottery 
The House Rules Committee on Tuesday narrowly endorsed a Nov. 5 advisory referendum on a 
state lottery, setting up a historic vote in the full House as early as today. The committee passed 
the bill 15-13 with three members of the House Democratic leadership added to the panel to 
ensure that the bill emerged. 
http://www.newsobserver.com/front/story/1524000p-1553644c.html

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