Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Scientists make pain-control breakthrough that could help fight depression and addiction
The Belfast Telegraph (Ireland)
..."Once we see the structure of the receptor, it becomes easier for us to develop drugs that target the receptor in ways that might be beneficial for medical therapy," said Professor Bryan Roth of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill.
Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2012
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School was ranked 10th on Bloomberg Businessweek's 2012 list of the best undergraduate business schools.
Eve Carson: Photograph of Slain UNC Student Displayed On Indian Billboard
The Huffington Post
Along National Highway 49 in southern India, images of UNC student Eve Carson adorn billboards advertising Jubeerich Consultancy. Carson, former student body president and Morehead-Cain scholar, was abducted and shot to death in 2008.
U. of North Carolina Physics Professor Fights Drug Charges in Argentina
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Paul H. Frampton, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is being held in an Argentine prison on charges of trying to smuggle two kilograms of cocaine, which were found in January in his checked luggage at the Buenos Aires airport, The News & Observer reported.
State and Local Coverage
UNC-Chapel Hill's pharmacy, public health schools receive large gifts
The News & Record (Greensboro)
UNC-Chapel Hill’s pharmacy school has received a $2.5 million gift to expand the school's research programs and enhance classroom offerings. The gift is from Fred Eshelman, an alumnus and member of the UNC Board of Governors. Also, Don and Jennifer Holzworth of Chapel Hill gave $666,000 to the university's School of Global Public Health to establish a distinguished professorship. The gift will be supplemented with matching funds through the state's Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund to create a $1 million distinguished professorship.
Business Briefs: 3 N.C. schools among top business programs
The Winston-Salem Journal
...UNC Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School was ranked 10th overall, down from eighth in 2011. It was seventh in the student survey portion of the ranking and 40th in the recruiter survey. The median starting salary was listed at $56,000.
Orange County finalizes new aging plan
The Chapel Hill News
...The county is finalizing a new Master Aging Plan, or MAP, the first one of its kind, designed to create public-private partnerships for services for older adults throughout Orange County. Orange County’s Department on Aging and a team of public health graduate students from UNC-Chapel Hill solicited feedback from hundreds of adults 65 and older in every township in the county and created five work groups to guide how the plan was created.
Book explores question: “Did Jesus Exist?” (Column)
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
Every week I receive two or three e-mails asking me whether Jesus existed as a human being. When I started getting these e-mails, some years ago now, I thought the question was rather peculiar and I did not take it seriously. Of course Jesus existed. Everyone knows he existed. Don’t they? (Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill and is the author of more than 20 books.)
Herman Cain Will Speak At UNC For Congressional Candidate Fundraiser
The Associated Press
Former Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain is traveling to North Carolina to rally his party's faithful and raise money for a Triangle-area congressional candidate. Cain was the scheduled keynote speaker Thursday night at the Wake County Republican Party convention being held at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Earlier in the day, he was set to speak on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and appear at a lunch fundraiser for Bill Randall of Wake Forest, who is running in the 13th Congressional District primary.
UNC Near End Of Housekeeping Director Search
WCHL 1360-AM (Chapel Hill)
As UNC officials continue to address the flaws in the housekeeping system, they’re about to announce a new hire for the vacant housekeeping director position. “By way of housekeeping update, the advisory group is continuing to meet on a regular basis,” says UNC Employee Forum Chair Jackie Overton. “We’ve completed the director search, and we expect an announcement soon. So, this process is ongoing in a positive direction.”
WRDU won't promote Rush Limbaugh during UNC broadcasts
The fallout from Rush Limbaugh’s comments about a Georgetown law student has impacted even the sports broadcasts for the University of North Carolina in the Triangle. UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp said in an interview with Carolina Connection, a campus media outlet, that many at Carolina were upset about Limbaugh’s comments.
Surely innocent (Letter to the Editor)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
I strongly believe in the complete innocence of UNC-Chapel Hill professor Paul Frampton, after having seen the story about his arrest in Argentina in the March 20 N&O. (David Stallard, Stow, Mass.)