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Reforming Sodom: Prostestants and the Rise of Gay Rights an Interview with Heather Rachelle White

Samira K. Mehta Heather Rachelle White. Reforming Sodom: Protestants and the Rise of Gay Rights. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015) SKM: I realize that I may be asking you to give away the farm here, but how is Christian...Show More Summary

Uncloaking the Origins of Collegiate Secret Societies

Hippol Castle, headquarters of the Order of Gimghoul. (Photo: Theevilfluffyface/WikiCommons) Inside a medieval-style castle on the wooded grounds of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, members of the Order of Gimghoul engage in Masonic-style rituals, the details of which are a mystery to the non-initiated. Show More Summary

DART Protein Shows Potential as Shock-and-Kill Strategy Against HIV

A unique molecule developed at Duke Medicine, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MacroGenics, Inc., is able to bind HIV-infected cells to the immune system's killer T cells. It could become a key part of a shock-and-kill strategy being developed in the hope of one day clearing HIV infection.

Plum Good Health Benefits

Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of North Carolina have shown a diet containing dried plums can positively affect microbiota, also referred to as gut bacteria, throughout the colon, helping reduce the risk of colon cancer.

Trolling the NCAA

I can’t say much for the design of the t-shirts, but I love how former University of North Carolina quarterback Caleb Pressley is trolling NCAA president Mark Emmert on the amateurism issue. He’s creating t-shrits that are the sort of likenesses of several current NCAA players, selling them, and saving the money to (supposedly) give […]

White Blood Cell Mediated Therapy for Neurons in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have begun researching the delivery of neurotropic factors to the brain as a potential therapeutic for Parkinson’s disease. To this end the team, led by Elena Batrakova, an...Show More Summary

Ackland Art Museum appoints first Curator of Asian Art

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced the appointment of Bradley M. Bailey as its new associate curator of Asian art. With a broad background in Asian art, Bailey is a specialist in the art of Japan, focusing on the Meiji period (1868-1912) and artistic relations between Japan and the West. Show More Summary

Rutgers Athletics and the Blurred Lines between Academics and Athletics

You simply cannot make this stuff up. Rutgers athletics has become a national punch line and a savior for other schools like the University of North Carolina who can breathe a little easier for a few days while Rutgers takes the spotlight yet again as the poster child for what [...]

ABC’s ‘Dr. Ken’: Symptoms include feeble jokes, mediocrity

In addition to his roles in “Community” and the “Hangover” movies, comic actor Ken Jeong has actual work experience as a doctor in his background (he earned a medical degree from the University of North Carolina in 1995), which is the lone selling point of his unfortunately feeble ABC sitcom, “Dr. Show More Summary

John Thompson named recipient of first Dean Smith Award

In late June the creation of the Dean Smith Award was announced by the University of North Carolina and the United States Basketball Writers Association, with the recipient being a person in college basketball who “exemplifies the spirit and values” represented by the late coach. While Smith, who passed away in February, won 879 games, two […]

‘Sunday Dinner’ evokes sweet memories and tradition

"In Sunday Dinner," a "Savor the South" cookbook published by The University of North Carolina Press, author Bridgette A. Lacy writes beautifully about the tradition of Sunday dinners.

Knight is giving UNC’s j-school $3 million to focus on local news innovation

4 weeks agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On Wednesday, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism announced that it will launch a new research center aimed at innovation in local news. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $3 million in the project. Show More Summary

How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used)

In 2009, Fred Stutzman was a graduate student at the University of North Carolina. He was trying to grind out some important... The post How to Eliminate Procrastination (The Surprising Strategy One Man Used) appeared first on Lifeh...

Art Pope's continuing attempts to manipulate UNC's curriculum

4 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And he's not above deploying a trouble-making college student to get what he wants: Alec Dent, an incoming freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, made headlines recently for an article he wrote for the conservative...Show More Summary

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Amy Kimani appointed Executive Director of the Bristol Public Library; Kate Hill named Electronic Resources and Distance Education Librarian at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Clay McDaniel becomes VP of Global Marketing at ProQuest; and more new hired, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Tony Bradley to North Carolina

last monthBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

Tony Bradley, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Bartow (FL), has committed to North Carolina. Prayed about it, I am proud to say that i will be furthering my education and basketball career at the University of North Carolina ?????????????? — Tony Bradley Jr. (@ToBrad1) September 3, 2015 Bradley is ranked the No. 7 power forward […]

Read before you speak

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

I have a suggestion: If you want to complain about curriculum, you need to read the books. Twice in the last week, undergraduates in North Carolina - first at Duke University and then at the University of North Carolina - have objected to assigned books they haven't read.

Fox News Fooled By College Freshman Blogger In Attack On 9/11 Literature Course

Fox News highlighted a blog post by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) freshman to attack an English course on the "literature of 9/11" for being one sided in favor of so-called "terrorists," despite evidence that the...Show More Summary

Literature of 9/11 course under fire at University of North Carolina

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

A student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has raised concerns about the school's Literature of 9/11 seminar course, claiming the required readings for the class are "sympathetic towards terrorism."

The Literature of 9/11

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now offers a course on the “Literature of 9/11.” Alec Dent has the story at The College Fix: An English class offered at UNC Chapel Hill this fall called “Literature of 9/11” explores the Sept. Show More Summary

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