Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Egypt’s Doomed Election (Opinion-Editorial)
The New York Times
EGYPT, the largest and most important country to overthrow its government during the Arab Spring, is careening toward a disastrous parliamentary election that begins on Nov. 28 and could bring the country to the brink of civil war. As protesters fill Tahrir Square once again and violence spreads throughout Cairo, the military government’s legitimacy is becoming even more tenuous. (Andrew S. Reynolds is an associate professor of political science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.)
Prepare to Indulge
The New York Times
... “Venues that are typically food-free zones light up like pinball machines around the holidays,” said Cynthia Bulik, a clinical psychologist and the director of the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program. Ms. Bulik says that as bad as the feeling of being overfull can be, the guilt over those trips to the pie table can last far longer. “It’s not just the pounds,” she said. “It is the self-pounding that people put themselves through for having that extra dessert or taking that second helping of stuffing.” (Or third. Or fourth. Or ... .)
Pepper spray and its (painful) discontents
... But wisecracks notwithstanding, the effects of pepper spray on humans are anything but pleasant. As a 2004 paper written by researchers at the University of North Carolina and Duke University noted, this popular crowd control tool also is a potent inflammatory agent that can trigger myriad physical reactions ranging from the disabling to the deadly.
Related Link: http://healthland.time.com/2011/11/22/how-painful-is-pepper-spray/?xid=gonewsedit
Giving Thanks Helps Your Psychological Outlook
The Associated Press
... At the University of North Carolina, Sara Algoe studied the interaction between cancer patients and their support group, especially when acts of gratitude were made. Like Peterson, she saw the effects last well over a month and she saw the feedback cycle that McCullough described.
State and Local Coverage
American Graduate: Keeping Kids in School
WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill)
An estimated 16,000 kids dropped out of school in North Carolina last year. That’s a slight improvement from the year before, but it’s clear that much more needs to be done to make school a welcoming and academically challenging place for many of the state’s students. Join host Frank Stasio and UNC-TV’s Heather Burgiss for a special conversation about how to keep kids in the classroom. This program was recorded before ... with a panel of education experts including ... and Karolyn Tyson, associate professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of “Integration Interrupted: Tracking, Black Students, and Acting White After Brown”.
Textile jobs are trickling back to the United States
The Durham News
... The state's textile industry peaked in 1992, according to a report by UNC-Chapel Hill economics professor Patrick Conway. But following the signing of the North America Free Trade Agreement, North Carolina lost 100,000 jobs in the textile industry and 70,000 in the apparel industry between 1997 and 2002 alone.
UNC posts ad for football coach
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
The University of North Carolina posted a job advertisement on its website for its football coaching position.
Related Links: http://www.wralsportsfan.com/unc/story/10415034/
Issues and Trends
ECU: Quality at stake with tuition
The Daily Reflector (Greenville)
East Carolina University’s trustees face a changed landscape this year, the board’s chairman said, as they consider how much to ask students to pay for a college education. “This is a much different situation than we have faced in the past as a board and as an administration,” said Robert Lucas, chairman, speaking Monday during the board’s first discussion of tuition and fee rates for the 2012-2013 academic year.