Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Let's get past cervical cancer
The Reporter (Vacaville, Ca.)
...The elimination of cervical cancer is an eminently achievable goal. To achieve this vision, a new program -- Cervical Cancer-Free America -- is driving state and local prevention programs and ensuring that successful strategies are shared among the states. The initiative is led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health.
State and Local Coverage
Nose could be key to treating aneurysms
Brain aneurysms are dangerous. They affect one in about 50 people and, when they rupture, kill about 40 percent of those people. Surgical options to keep an aneurysm from rupturing are risky, but UNC physicians are developing a new, less invasive treatment. ..."We are putting pressure on the brain. Your brain is exposed," said Dr. Anand Germanwala, a neurosurgeon with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
Equality office victim of Chatham budget cuts
Chatham County commissioners have eliminated the county's Human Relations Commission director as part of budget cuts, and some residents say the move will hurt the community. ..."It's particularly troubling that the one office, the one position charged with enforcing civil rights laws and regulations at the local level, was targeted and eliminated," Mark Dorosin, senior managing attorney for the UNC Center for Civil Rights, said Thursday.
Ackland screening controversial film
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
The Ackland Art Museum at UNC Chapel Hill has begun screening "A Fire in My Belly," artist David Wojnarowicz's film that was removed from a Smithsonian portrait exhibit in November because a portion of the film, which depicts ants crawling over a crucifix, prompted objections from a religious organization and members of Congress.
Ackland exhibits explore America and its art
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
.. My guides were the Ackland's Emily Bowles, Director of Communications, and Lee. Lee outlined the genesis of the exhibit beginning with Ross Barratt, Professor of Art History at UNC Chapel Hill and his students who would choose and research paintings from the collections of the Ackland, the North Carolina Museum of Art and collector Hugh A. McAllister Jr., to her role as assistant to her professor and mentor to the students, to David G. Frey whose support made the exhibition possible.
UNC Engineers Without Borders set benefit dinner, auction
The Chapel Hill Herald
The Daniel A. Okun Chapter of Engineers Without Borders will hold its 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Feb. 5 at the Morehead Planetarium. The event will include a seated dinner, an open wine bar, live entertainment and both a silent and live auction with items such as artwork and handmade crafts from project countries, artwork and jewelry from local artists, hotel stays, airline tickets and gift cards for a variety of local businesses.
Controversial Imam to speak at UNC (Blog)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who has led an effort to build a controversial inter-faith cultural center in lower Manhattan, will speak in March at UNC-Chapel Hill. Abdul Rauf will deliver the 2011 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Hill Hall on the UNC-CH campus. It's free and open to the public, but tickets are required. The lecture, paid for by private funds, is the featured event in a series of conversations on American citizenship. It is sponsored by UNC's Institute for the Arts & Humanities.
Issues and Trends
Get with the program: Executive education goes online to meet students where they are
The Business Journal of the Greater Triad
When it comes to executive education, local universities are increasingly facing a dilemma: Go online or risk being outmoded. ... This fall, UNC-Greensboro’s Bryan School of Business will join a growing number of state universities — including UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, Duke University, N.C. State University and East Carolina University — offering master’s degrees or MBAs in an online-only format.
N. C. community colleges weigh barring safety risks
The Associated Press
Nearly two weeks after the deadly Arizona shootings, North Carolina's community college board is considering whether to allow schools to bar admission to students who appear to pose a threat. But some groups are concerned over how the policy might be applied.
Higher ed cuts a fleeting fix (Opinion-Editorial Column)
The Chapel Hill Herald
I've written several columns in the past about why being a college professor is one of the best jobs in the world. The workload is heavier and the pay is less than many imagine, but the job has enormous compensations. It's an opportunity to do something good for the next generation, and, best of all, it provides a chance to start over with a clean slate with every new semester. (John M. Crisp teaches English at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas.)