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Interactive tool offers window intohHistory of Arab-Americans in NYC

(North Carolina State University) Researchers are unveiling an interactive site that allows scholars and the public to better understand the long history of Syrian and Lebanese immigrants to the United States. Focused on New York City in the early 20th century, the tool highlights the growth of Arab-American communities in the city and their integration into American life.

Beta blockers not needed after heart attack if other medications taken

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds beta blockers are not needed after a heart attack if heart-attack survivors are taking ACE inhibitors and statins. The...Show More Summary

Researchers integrate wireless high-speed data and power transfer

(North Carolina State University) Researchers have developed a system that can simultaneously deliver watts of power and transmit data at rates high enough to stream video over the same wireless connection. By integrating power and high-speed data, a true single 'wireless' connection can be achieved.

Sunday News: From the Editorial pages

5 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

LEGISLATURE NEEDS TO END GOVERNING BY WHIM, DECREE AND AMBUSH: Unfortunately the autocratic behavior of legislative leaders is now reflected by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors – who are appointed by the legislature – in its latest effort to tell UNC President Margaret Spellings how to organize her office. Show More Summary

Ackland Art Museum acquires 12 artworks from Souls Grown Deep Foundation

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the only university art museum selected to acquire 12 significant works of art in the first round of giving from the Atlanta, Georgia-based Souls Grown Deep Foundation, which holds the largest and foremost collection of contemporary art from the African-American South. Show More Summary

The chair that makes you live longer

last weekArts : Yanko Design

The chair that makes you live longer Hugging for even 20 seconds a day can make you live longer, say the researchers at the University of North Carolina. It absolutely makes sense. Hugging...

Students are threatening to sue the University of North Carolina over its Confederate statue

A student law group at the University of North Carolina is threatening to sue school officials if they don't take down a controversial Confederate statue. The statue, known as Silent Sam, stands prominently on the campus's main quad,...Show More Summary

University Of North Carolina Law School's Civil Rights Center Closes Following Board Of Governors Vote

Following up on my previous posts (links below): Legal Times, Civil Rights Center at UNC Law School Shut Down: University leaders on Friday voted to strip the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law of its ability to litigate cases. The move caps a...

See Also: Who Needs Justice Anyway?

North Carolina Takes A Step Backwards: In a move targeting the UNC Center for Civil Rights (which litigates, well, used to litigate on behalf of low-income minorities), the University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted to ban litigation by its law centers. Apparently saying you support civil rights is unbecoming a North Carolinian. Should […]

Savings Less Than Expected for Generic Oral Chemotherapy

Cost savings fell below expectations for generic versions of an orally administered cancer treatment in an analysis by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers. The findings raise questions about the extent to which generic drugs can help control care costs for cancer treatments.

UNC board members' letter, resolutions expose division

Division within the University of North Carolina's governing board was exposed after disclosure of a letter signed by a majority of board members criticizing system leadership, along with the approval … Click to Continue »

Study: SNAP benefits aren't enough to afford a healthy diet

(North Carolina State University) A new study finds that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines for what constitutes a healthy diet. The study highlights the challenges lower-income households face in trying to eat a healthy diet.

Antibody-biogel partnership can be stronger defense than previously thought, study proves

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Strong molecular bonds between antibodies and biological gels, like mucus, aren't necessary to catch pathogens as was previously thought, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Show More Summary

Man arrested for murder of UNC professor girlfriend

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a University of North Carolina professor.

LGBTQ groups criticize Trump’s Justice Department pick

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

When the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice sued the University of North Carolina for alleged discrimination against transgender people, Eric Dreiband stepped up to defend the university. On Wednesday, more than a year after the department announced that lawsuit, Dreiband will...

Vaccines save 20 million lives, $350 billion in poor countries since 2001

(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Vaccination efforts made in the world's poorest countries since 2001 will have prevented 20 million deaths and saved $350 billion in health-care costs by 2020, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC says no to speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer

The University of North Carolina has rejected a request by white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus. Spencer is a leader of the white nationalist movement and attended demonstrations … Click to Continue »

Expanding tropical forest spells disaster for conservation

A North Carolina State University study shows that fire suppression efforts in Brazilian savannas turn many of those areas into forest lands, with negative consequences for the plants and animals that live there.

Researchers set new bar for water-splitting, CO2-splitting techniques

Researchers from North Carolina State University have significantly boosted the efficiency of two techniques, for splitting water to create hydrogen gas and splitting carbon dioxide (CO2) to create carbon monoxide (CO). The products are valuable feedstock for clean energy and chemical manufacturing applications.

Gender & Sexual Diversity: Why ALL Social Scientists Should be Conducting Inclusive Research

Written by:  J. Stewart, North Carolina State University, member of the APAGS Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity Did you know that the current administration recently eliminated a proposal to include questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in the 2020 U.S. census survey? You may or may not realize that doing so poses potentially […]

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