|U.S. News & World Report ranks multiple UNC schools, specialties|
|Thursday, April 15, 2010|
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on more than 15 lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News and World Report magazine for its 2011 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Following is a summary of the new rankings, as well as specialty areas listed in the top 10:
Kenan-Flagler Business School
College of Arts and Sciences (doctoral programs in the sciences) Ph.D. Programs
School of Law
Diversity. Among the national law schools included in a chart identifying schools where students are most likely to encounter classmates from a different racial or ethnic group. Carolina’s score was 0.41 out of an index that ranges from 0.0 to 1.0. The closer a school’s number is to 1.0, the more diverse is the student population.
School of Education
New rankings will appear in the May issue of U.S. News and World Report magazine, which hits newsstands April 27, and in the “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guidebook. Details will be available at www.usnews.com
U.S. News first ranked graduate program in 1987 and has done so annually since 1990. Business, education, engineering, law and medicine are ranked annually. Those rankings are based on expert opinion about program quality and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students, according to magazine officials. Other disciplines and specialties in the sciences, social sciences, humanities and other areas, including selected health specialists, are ranked periodically. Those rankings are based only on the ratings of academic experts.
Note: In past years, a number of UNC-Chapel Hill specialty areas have been ranked in the top 25. This year, advance information available from the magazine only goes through the top 10 rankings. This advisory will be updated online on the News Services Web site, www.unc.edu/news/ as any new information becomes available.
UNC-Chapel Hill contact: Karen Moon, (919) 962-8595,
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The Washington Post
New research is raising fresh concern that an age-old treatment for troubled pregnancies — bed rest — doesn’t seem to prevent premature birth and might even worsen that risk. ...In a separate review of past studies that failed to support bed rest, a trio of obstetricians and ethicists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill went further: They said it’s not ethical to prescribe bed rest unless the woman is enrolled in a research study.