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The 48th/150th: Captured At Peebles's Farm, Died In Salisbury Prison

Salisbury Prison, as depicted in this 1886 lithograph(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) ? 150 years ago today, the 48th Pennsylvania lost 55 men in the Battle of Peebles's Farm. Four of these men were either killed or mortally wounded; eight others were wounded. Show More Summary

UNC Basketball: Justin Jackson Has What It Takes to Be the Next Tar Heel Star

UNC's fab freshman Justin Jackson arrived in Chapel Hill, like many Carolina recruits, with a ton of honors and some steep expectations. The 6'8" wing from Tomball, Texas, was a McDonald's All-American Game co-MVP, scoring 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting. Show More Summary

Blood Test May Help Determine Who Is at Risk for Psychosis

The study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers reports preliminary results showing that a blood test, when used in psychiatric patients experiencing symptoms that are considered to be indicators of a high risk for psychosis, identifies those who later went on to develop psychosis.

Blood test may help determine who is at risk for psychosis

A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis. Psychosis includes hallucinations or delusions that define the development of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia. Show More Summary

Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood worsens musculoskeletal pain outcomes after trauma

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Individuals living in disadvantaged neighborhoods have worse musculoskeletal pain outcomes over time after stressful events such as motor vehicle collision than individuals from higher socioeconomic status neighborhoods, even after accounting for individual characteristics such as age, sex, income, education, and employment status. read more

First Amendment Day: Tuesday, September 23

Next Tuesday is First Amendment Day at the J-School in Chapel Hill, and all sorts of cool stuff is surfacing. Check out the program here. For a sampling of things you might learn about, here's a new resource called, which is putting North Carolina's public records online and making them available to, um, the public. Show More Summary

UNC researchers find final pieces to the circadian clock puzzle

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered how two genes – Period and Cryptochrome – keep the circadian clocks in all human cells in time and in proper rhythm with the 24-hour day, as well as the seasons. Show More Summary

Jane's political salon: Gerry Cohen

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Gerry Cohen is in our salon tonight to talk about local politics. If you have questions, drop them below. Gerry, Jane and I go way back. Jane and Gerry met in 1977 when he was running for mayor of Chapel Hill. I eventually joined the town council and knew about Gerry's legendary service. Show More Summary

Ward for House Fundraiser in Chapel Hill on Sunday 9/14

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

I would like to invite the BlueNC Community to our fundraiser at the home of Florence Peacock. Special Guest: Representative Graig Meyer Host Committee (Still in formation): Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt | Councilman Lee Storrow | Representative...Show More Summary

How to Handle an Internship That Isn't What You Expected

This blog post was written by Intern Queen Campus Ambassador Jackie O'Shaughnessy of UNC - Chapel Hill. As college students, many of us spend our time scouring the Internet in search of the perfect internship -- one that will teach us, challenge us, or even land us a dream job. Show More Summary

Popular cancer drug target implicated in cardiovascular defects

September 8, 2014 CHAPEL HILL – UNC School of Medicine researchers have discovered an unlikely relationship between CXCR7 – a protein implicated in tumor growth and metastasis – and adrenomedullin – a hormone involved in cardiovascular health. Show More Summary

UNC researchers find new genetic target for a different kind of cancer drug

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein RBM4, a molecule crucial to the process of gene splicing, is drastically decreased in multiple forms of human cancer, including lung and breast cancers. Show More Summary

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: At Chapel Hill, A Scandal That Won’t Die. I wrote on this a while …

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE: At Chapel Hill, A Scandal That Won’t Die. I wrote on this a while back.

San Diego State Aztecs vs. North Carolina Tar Heels: Betting Odds and Prediction

Don't tell anyone, but the North Carolina Tar Heels have been a pretty good bet at home recently, covering the spread in 13 of their last 18 games in Chapel Hill. The Heels will try to extend that run Saturday afternoon when they welcome...Show More Summary

Launch Of The North American Bikeshare Association (NABSA)

Bikeshares are active in many cities in the United States, in 60 municipalities, and worldwide in over 300 hundred cities. Small progressive communities such as Aspen, colleges such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and large urban areas such as Washington DC, Boston, and New York City have programs. Show More Summary

Reading Resource: Tar Heel Reader

A year or so ago I came across the website Tar Heel Reader. It was created by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies and the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.The purpose of the website...Show More Summary

View From the Hotel Window, 8/29/14: Chapel Hill

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Chapel Hill is just a short jaunt from Raleigh, so I didn’t have to get in an airplane, I just got into a car and was driven. Hooray! Not that I don’t love air travel, mind you. But a nice little trip in a car is good, too. Afternoon: Catching up with friends. This evening. […]

View From a Hotel Window, 8/28/14: Raleigh

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Overlooking a mall. There are worse views. Event tonight at 7:30 at Quail Ridge Books, here in Raleigh; if you’re in the Raleigh area I hope to see you there. If you can’t make it, tomorrow I am in Chapel Hill, just down the road, at Flyleaf Books. Come to either. Or both!

Fedora: No. 23 UNC suspends 4 players for opener

last monthNews : The Newsroom

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora says the team has suspended four players for this weekend's season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.

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