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Spirits Rejoice! Jazz and American Religion (Part I)

Today's guest post comes from Jason C. Bivins, Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at North Carolina State University. In this post, Jason provides a fascinating context for his new book, Spirits Rejoice!: Jazz and American Religion. Show More Summary

Water Harvesting Pond to Save Duke $400K Annually

An on-campus water harvesting and reuse pond under construction on the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina, could supply up to 143 million gallons of harvested storm water per year — nearly 75 percent of the demand of one of the university’s centralized chilled water facilities — and save the university $400,000 annually. The $14 […]

Top Recruit Brandon Ingram Commits to Duke

Five-star recruit and McDonald’s All-American Brandon Ingram, a small forward from Kinston, North Carolina, has committed to Duke University. ESPN’s Jeff Borzello and Jeff Goodman reported the story. With the addition of Brandon Ingram, Duke now has the No. Show More Summary

A Lil Positivity: Terrence J Blesses His Alma Mater With $100K Endowment

19 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Terrence Jenkins Presents North Carolina A&T State University This is really nice… Props to Terrence J on giving back to his college. Terrence “J” Jenkins, co-anchor of E! News, actor and author, returned to his alma mater North Carolina A&T

Ackland Art Museum announces landmark acquisition of a twentieth-century masterpiece

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today that it has acquired what is widely considered to be a masterpiece of twentieth-century art by Marcel Duchamp. One of the seminal artists of the...Show More Summary

UNC Students Launch Twitter Campaign In Response To Anti-Muslim Comments

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have used a controversial speech at the school to launch a broader conversation about feeling unsafe on campus. The UNC College Republicans invited conservative writer David Horowitz to speak at the school on April 13. Show More Summary

Cirrhosis Deaths Drop 41 Percent From 2002 to 2012

A new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers has found dramatic improvements in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure and recommends improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections.

Stimulating Brain Waves May Boost Creativity And Ease Depression

The secret to stimulating creativity may be to literally stimulate the brain. In a new study, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were able to measurably increase creativity by altering electrical activity in...Show More Summary

Letter From Prominent Doctors Implies Columbia Should Fire Dr. Oz for Being a Quack

A group of doctors from institutions including Stanford and the University of North Carolina have written a letter to Columbia University asserting that heart surgeon and TV personality Mehmet Oz's appointment on the Columbia medical...Show More Summary

Trading tobacco and textiles for live music and award-winning films

If you can point out Winston-Salem on a map, it's most likely as the home of the Wake Forest University Demon Deacons, R.J. Reynolds, Hanes and Sara Lee. But this mid-size North Carolina city is taking a turn toward the eclectic. Faced...Show More Summary

Jayson Tatum Cuts to 4

2 weeks agoBasketball / NCAA : ZagsBlog

Jayson Tatum, one of the top players in the Class of 2016, has cut his list to four schools. The 6-foot-8 small forward out of St. Louis (MO) Chaminade is down to Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina and his hometown St. Louis University. Tatum told in December that Kentucky is in a good position. “They’re pretty high […]

Brickbat: The Tunnel of Censorship

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

North Carolina State University's Free Expression Tunnel is a place on campus where students can post or paint any message they want. Well, it was. Eileen M. Coombes, director of student involvement, emailed student leaders soliciting...Show More Summary

Review of Houston, Inside Roman Libraries

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW: Houston, Inside Roman Libraries (Brian Leport in Book Notes). George W. Houston, Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014).Show More Summary

Clay Aiken: I’m The “Universal Punchline For Everything Gay”

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Clay Aiken’s been the butt of many a gay joke ever since he brought up Ruben Studdard’s rear on American Idol 300 years ago, and that’s okay with the former North Carolina Democratic House candidate. Noting his frequent references on Family Guy and in good friend Kathy Griffin’s standup, Aiken told Huff Po Live that “somehow” he’s […]

Grace Joyal Named Weekend Anchor at WOLO

WOLO has named Grace Joyal weekend anchor. Joyal comes to the Columbia, S.C. ABC affiliate from KTVZ in Bend, Oregon. Joyal graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She starts Tuesday, May 26

North Carolina Pro-Life Bill Encourages Women to Find Abortion Alternatives

In North Carolina, Republican lawmakers have filed House Bill 465, which would ban healthcare facilities owned by the University of North Carolina and East Carolina University from performing abortions. Additionally, the legislation would increase the required waiting period prior to an abortion from 24 hours to 72 hour. Show More Summary

14-Year-Old Secular Humanist Charged with Criminal Homicide in Her Mother’s Death

Earlier this year, Craig Stephen Hicks killed three Muslim students near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. One of the storylines that developed in the case was that Hicks was an atheist -- his Facebook page featured...Show More Summary

It’s Time To Stop Pretending Secondhand Smoke Isn’t Child Abuse

A professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina says smoking around your kids is abusive and should be illegal, and he's right. More » It’s Time To Stop Pretending Secondhand Smoke Isn’t Child Abuse is a post from Mommyish - Parenting Imperfect.

North Carolina Dean Finalists

University of North Carolina, Law School Dean Candidates Announced: Daniel Crane, Associate Dean and Frederick Paul Furth, Sr. Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School Curriculum Vitae | Campus Visit April 6-7 Martin Brinkley, Partner, Smith Anderson Law Firm Curriculum Vitae | Campus Visit April 13-14 Robert Ahdieh, Vice...

Free to Be a Jerk

Mike Adams is a tenured associate professor of criminology at the University of North Carolina–Wilmington. He is also a regular contributor to, and the author of such august tomes as Feminists Say the Darndest Things: A Politically Incorrect Professor Confronts “Womyn” on Campus and Welcome to the Ivory Tower of Babel. Show More Summary

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