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Volcker Alliance chooses former college president as new leader

The Volcker Alliance, named for Paul Volcker, the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, has named a new president – Thomas W. Ross, president of the University of North Carolina (UNC) system until he was forced to resign in January. Volcker started the organization three years ago to promote effective implementation of public polices and […]

2015 Kenneth G. Elzinga Distinguished Teaching Award

Considering the past 6 years, environmental economists win it about 50% of the time: Dr. Leah Greden Mathews of the University of North Carolina Asheville The winner was announced at the 2015 meeting of the Southern Economic Association in New Orleans, LA on Sunday, November 22, and was awarded a...

My Son Was Accepted to a College He Can't Afford. Now What?

In early April, my son Dan arrived home from the University of Wisconsin's Admitted Students Day holding a Wisconsin windshield sticker--and immediately affixed it to our car above his older brother's University of North Carolina sticker, with a smile I can only describe as vengeful younger-brother joy. Show More Summary

Why It's Unlikely North Carolina Schools Would Lose Federal Funding Over HB 2

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings insisted in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday that the public universities under her leadership are not violating federal civil rights laws. The DOJ declared...Show More Summary

HRC and Equality NC Urge UNC Leadership to Reject HB2 and Comply with Federal Civil Rights Law

HRC and Equality NC have sent letters to chancellors and presidents of the University of North Carolina and North Carolina Community College systems urging them to reverse implementation of the deeply discriminatory HB2. The letter from...Show More Summary

Are pressures for conformity biased toward the norms of higher income groups?

Only a shred of evidence, but a shred nonetheless: Kurt Gray, a co-author at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his colleagues investigated thousands of shoe purchases made by women who move to different cities, showing...Show More Summary

UNC Lineberger E-Cigarette Expert Available for Comment on FDA Ruling

Rebecca S. Williams, a researcher with the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and a leading expert in the study of Internet tobacco sales, including e-cigarettes, applauds the FDA's ruling.

Costs for Orally-Administered Cancer Drugs Skyrocket

An analysis by a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher reports in JAMA Oncology that a month of treatment with orally-administered cancer drugs introduced in 2014 were, on average, six times more expensive at launch than cancer drugs introduced in 2000 after adjusting for medical inflation. Show More Summary

Researchers find brain circuit that controls binge drinking

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a circuit between two brain regions that controls alcohol binge drinking, offering a more complete picture on what drives a behavior that costs the United States more than $170 billion annually and how it can be treated. read more

NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations on UNC Perplexing, But Not Surprising

Surprise, surprise, surprise-in my best Gomer Pyle voice! I must admit I was a bit surprised, but not shocked that the NCAA has now seriously amended its sanctions against the University of North Carolina yesterday. At first I thought the NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations (ANOA) was just some additions and [...]

Lagniappe: Brown Beer Bottles and the Wedge of Lime

Brewers learned long ago that dark bottles protect beer from the light and prevent it from developing a skunky "lightstruck" taste. But it wasn't until 2001 that scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found out exactly what causes that nasty flavor. Show More Summary

Transgender Hate Hoax at University of North Carolina

Despite the recent emergence of actual consequences for the hoaxers (see here and here), the hate hoax rage continues: A transgender North Carolina University student spread a false claim all

A transgender college student is fighting against a law that would force him to use the women's bathroom

Payton McGarry is a transgender college student at University of North Carolina Greensboro. He's suing the state of North Carolina over its anti-LGBT law, "House Bill two," which mandates that people must use public restrooms based on the gender stated on their birth certificate. He and Dr. Show More Summary

Increased Saturated Fat Intake Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

A study by researchers from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and other institutions found a link between higher intake of dietary saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, and risk of aggressive prostate cancer.

New Optogenetic Tool Moves Proteins Within Cells to Study Biological Changes

Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have developed a way to embed light-responsive switches into proteins so that researchers can use lasers to manipulate protein movement and activity within living cells and animals.

Trans student says Republicans threatened her: Don’t use women’s bathroom ‘if you value your life’

last monthNews : The Raw Story

A transgender female student at the University of North Carolina said she was threatened by the university’s Republican students over the state’s new anti-gay legislation, according to Towelroad. The student said she approach UNC College Republicans hoping they would help repeal the...

UNC Republicans Threaten Transgender Student on Facebook After Calling Her ‘Mentally-Ill Tranny Freak of Nature’

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A transgender student at the University of North Carolina says she was attacked by the UNC Republicans after approaching them to try and help repeal anti-LGBT law HB2. Instead, she received hateful messages, which she posted to Reddit (see below). Show More Summary

Katie Ziglar named Director of Ackland Art Museum, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today that, following a national search, Katie Ziglar has been appointed as the Director of the Museum. Ziglar is currently the Director of External Affairs at the Freer|Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, a position she has held since 2003. Show More Summary

New research explains why HIV is not cleared by the immune system

La Jolla, Calif., April 13, 2016-- Scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine and Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have identified a human (host) protein that weakens the immune response to HIV and other viruses. Show More Summary

Older women, especially blacks, receive targeted breast cancer treatment at low rates

The advent of targeted drugs for a specific type of breast cancer - HER2 positive - has dramatically improved survival rates for women with the disease. But a study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill...Show More Summary

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