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RTI International Develops Novel Lung-on-a-Chip

Researchers at RTI International, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have developed a new lung-on-chip microdevice for laboratory studies of respiratory challenges and therapeutics. The microdevice includes multiple vertically stacked cellular layers that mimic the structure of the airway tissue.

Robots Podcast #162: Stiquito

In episode #162, Audrow Nash interviews James Conrad, professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, about the history of the autonomous walking robot, Stiquito, originally developed by Jonathan Mills of Indiana University, as an inexpensive vehicle for research. Show More Summary

Wild Arc (2013). Lee Weisert #electro-acoustic #timpani

last weekMusic / Classical : aworks

Lee Weisert is a professor at the University of North Carolina. Wild Arc is from a fresh sounding album of what I assume to be electro-acoustic music. In the work Wild Arc, it's "electronically manipulated timpani recordings and the acoustic...

Unto These Hills Cherokee Theatre in Cherokee, North Carolina

Since 1950, members of the local Cherokee tribe and actors from the University of North Carolina drama department have been performing Unto These Hills at the Mountainside Theatre in Cherokee, North Carolina. Located in the Great Smoky...Show More Summary

University education is only for rich kids

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The North Carolina Constitution states: The General Assembly shall provide that the benefits of The University of North Carolina and other public institutions of higher education, as far as practicable, be extended to the people of the...Show More Summary

Two North Carolina men charged with killing UNC professor

A mugging near the Chapel Hill campus of the University of North Carolina went horribly wrong and left a beloved professor dying in the street in broad daylight, police said.

International Team Sheds New Light on Biology Underlying Schizophrenia

As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date.

A Conservative Professor's Long Quest for Justice Ends in Victory

In March I reported on Professor Mike Adams's victory for academic freedom in his jury trial against the University of North Carolina–Wilmington. UNCW officials had rejected Dr. Adams's promotion application in a process rife with irregularity and laced with open hostility to his conservative and Christian speech.

P.J. Hairston Involved in Altercation with High School Basketball Player

Once again, Charlotte Hornets first-round pick P.J. Hairston is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. The former University of North Carolina standout was involved in an altercation during a pickup game Sunday, during which heShow More Summary

Laura Morton

2 months agoArts / Photography : Verve Photo

Debutante Ball in San Francisco, 2009 Laura Morton (b. 1984, USA) grew up in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. and began to pursue a career in photojournalism during her undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated in 2006 with a degree in Political Science and Journalism. Her personal work […]

Study: Office Sexism Starts In The Guy’s Marriage

According to new research by the University of North Carolina, men with stay-at-home wives are more likely to have a negative outlook on women in the workforce. Five studies were carried out on almost 1,000 married heterosexual men, and even with the use of varying types of research methods and samples, results were grimly consistent. Guys [...]

Brief encounters

Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability By Penelope Muse Abernathy The University of North Carolina Press 254 pages; $27.50 cloth; $27.99 ebook Penelope Muse Abernathy, formerly an executive at The New York Times and The...Show More Summary

NCAA Re-Launches Investigation Into No-Show Class Scandal at UNC

The NCAA has re-opened an investigation into the no-show classes and grade fixing scandal for athletes at the University of North Carolina years after the scandal and long after it allowed its own investigation to lie fallow. Between...Show More Summary

N.C.A.A. Is Reopening Inquiry Into Academic Violations at North Carolina

The investigation involves academic violations at the University of North Carolina.

NCAA to reopen academic fraud probe at University of North Carolina

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

The NCAA notified North Carolina that it will reopen its 2011 investigation looking into “academic irregularities” at the school among Tar Heels athletes. The case had previously ended more than two years ago.

Controversy over Charlotte Hornets' P.J. Hairston Refuses to Die

P.J. Hairston put a nightmarish 2013-14 season officially behind him on Thursday night, as the former University of North Carolina basketball star was selected with the No. 26 pick and traded to the Charlotte Bobcats. But his past continues...Show More Summary

US should re-evaluate definition of skilled workers in immigration policy

New immigration research from Rice University, the University of North Carolina and the Centre for Population, Poverty and Public Policy Studies suggests the U.S. should re-evaluate its definition of skilled workers to include informal skills of migrant workers. read more

RIP Jim Mullen, Founder of UNC’s Advertising Program (1922-2014)

If you live outside of Tarheel Country, this news may not stop you, but it should. Jim Mullen, who founded the University of North Carolina’s advertising program, died this week at Carolina Meadows Retirement Community, where he lived...Show More Summary

New Book, Local News Lab Highlight Rev Strategies For Community Journalism

2 months agoIndustries / Media : 10,000 Words

A book released by the University of North Carolina press, “Saving Community Journalism: The Path to Profitability” by Penelope Muse Abernathy, highlights the challenges surrounding local news operations and offers recommendations on...Show More Summary

University Ordered to Pay $700K in Legal Fees for Christian Professor Denied Promotion Due to His Conservative Views

After spending seven years trying to deny a promotion "rightfully due" to Christian professor Mike Adams because of his conservative views, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington was ordered by a federal judge last Tuesday to pay more than $700,000 in legal fees accrued by the professor in a protracted discrimination lawsuit with the institution.

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