Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Drawn in invisible ink, is this the site of Walter Raleigh's lost colony?
The Independent (United Kingdom)
...Scientific tests were conducted by the British Museum's curator, Kim Sloan, and scientist, Janet Ambers, following a request by Brent Lane, a professor at the University of North Carolina and a director of the First Colony Foundation, which conducts archaeological and historical research. Yesterday, Mr. Lane described receiving photographs showing the hidden fort: "I marvelled at it. It was as if Sir Walter Raleigh had sent me an email... saying 'This was my... capital'."
Is this Walter Raleigh’s 'lost colony' drawn in invisible ink? Clue to 400-year-old
mystery discovered in map of North America
The Daily Mail (United Kingdom)
It is a mystery that has perplexed historians for more than 400 years - whatever came of the 120 settlers who tried to establish England's first colony on the north-east coast of America? ...Professor Brent Lane, from the University of North Carolina and a director of the First Colony Foundation, who made a request for tests to be carried out on the map, said he is delighted with the findings.
CBS Sports Blog: Did Junior Take Last Hit For The Team?
According to The New York Times, a 2007 study conducted by the University of North Carolina’s Center for the Study of Retired Athletes found that of the 595 retired N.F.L. players who recalled sustaining three or more concussions on the football field, 20.2 percent said they had been found to have depression.
Bird Flu Transmission in Mammals
The Scientist Magazine
...“[The study] has disproven the tenet held by some influenza virologists that this particular high-pathology avian flu could not adapt to transmission in mammals,” said Stan Lemon of the University of North Carolina, who was not involved in the research. “Now we know that that can happen it is a bit of a wake-up call.”
Reconsidering Academic Careers
Inside Higher Ed
...The authors of the paper -- Henry Sauermann, assistant professor of management at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Michael Roach, assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- write that more research is needed on the mismatch between the advisers' encouragement and the evolving interests of grad students.
State and Local Coverage
Charlotte-area population grew during recession
...Charlotte continues to be the No. 1 choice for many UNC Chapel Hill graduates, said Tim Stiles, associate director of University Career Services. According to a report from the university’s business school, more than 21 percent of the school’s graduates last year moved to Charlotte. New York City ranked second with slightly more than 11 percent.
Students receive Morehead-Cain
The Star News (Wilmington)
E.A. Laney senior Stephen Cone, and Fields Pierce, Cape Fear Academy senior and son of Virginia and James Pierce, were named Morehead-Cain scholars. Nominees are chosen on the basis of character, academics, love for learning, physically active lifestyle, and leadership qualities. The program provides a four-year merit scholarship to attend the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and implements a fully-funded summer enrichment program throughout the four year commitment at the University.
Rex named a ‘great’ hospital for workers (Blog)
The Triangle Business Journal
Rex Healthcare, the Raleigh hospital owned by the UNC Health Care System, is the only Triangle hospital, and one of only three in the state, to be named one of 100 Great Places to work in Health Care by Becker’s Hospital Review.
The dividends they brought back (Opinion-Editorial Column)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
In March my younger son and I flew from North Carolina to Costa Rica to visit my older son, who is finishing up a stint there as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Costa Rica is more developed than some of the places in which the Peace Corps operates, and, after my son got his assignment in 2010, some of my friends jokingly asked if he would be helping wealthy expats set up microbreweries. (Peter A. Coclanis is Albert R. Newsome distinguished professor of history, and director of the Global Research Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill.)
Issues and Trends
Budget talks start at NC Legislature
The Associated Press
...Perdue has dribbled out bits and pieces of her budget over the past week, saying she would propose spending more money for need-based financial aid for students on UNC campuses, expanding a reading diagnostic program for schoolchildren in early grades and helping pay victims of the state's sterilization program in the 20th century.
Judge Blocks Chapel Hill Cell Phone Ban
WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill)
The town of Chapel Hill's attempt to ban cell phone use while driving has been temporarily blocked by a judge's ruling. Gurnal Scott reports. Superior Court judge Orlando Hudson's decision yesterday was the result of a legal challenge by an area towing company.