Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Married men and their traditional view of women are holding
back equality in the office, claims study
The Daily Mail (United Kingdom)
Working men with stay-at-home wives are a 'pocket of resistance' to equality in the workplace, according to a new study. ...The research, led by Sreedhari Desai, an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour at UNC-Chapel Hill, used four smaller studies with a total of 718 married, male participants conducted by researchers from Harvard, NYU, UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Utah.
Discrimination In The Workplace Against Women May Depend On Men's Marital Structure (STUDY)
The Huffington Post
Even as this year’s Fortune 500 list included a record number of female CEOs, and urban, single women in their 20s are out-earning their male peers, women still face distinct gender barriers in the workplace. ...The research, led by Sreedhari D. Desai, an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at UNC-Chapel Hill, consisted of four smaller studies conducted by researchers from Harvard, NYU, UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Utah.
Should killer of six be given a new hip before execution?
The Associated Press
...The difficulty in finding a surgeon illustrates the "gray area" between the law's requirement of treatment for inmates and a hospital's ability to turn down those patients, said Rebecca Walker, an associate professor of social medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. "Everyone would probably agree he ought to get his care somewhere. It's a collective responsibility," Walker said in a phone interview. "Who does it is the question."
Nighttime fasting may foster weight loss
The Los Angeles Times
...Barry M. Popkin, a nutrition expert at the University of North Carolina, said the study plies "uncharted territory" that needs exploration. A clinical trial published in 1992 suggested that eating frequent, small meals resulted in better insulin control and longevity. "This one study cannot tell us that this science is wrong," Popkin said. "However, it is suggestive that scholars in the diabetes, obesity and other areas related to heart disease need to test this issue further in animals and humans."
Ancient Deep-Sea Bacteria Are In No Hurry To Eat
"All Things Considered" National Public Radio
...One reason scientists are interested in this extreme lifestyle is because it provides clues about the absolute minimum conditions required to sustain life. Andreas Teske, a marine microbiologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, says that's useful for people looking beyond our planet for signs of life.
Why Is Roger Ailes Lecturing College Students About Journalism?
The Huffington Post
...Ailes has also lectured at the United States Military Academy at West Point. And last month, he was invited by the University of North Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communication to give the Roy H. Park Distinguished Lecture. Other notables who have given lectures at UNC's communications school this year include the editors-in-chief of ProPublica and Bloomberg News, as well as The New York Times' White House correspondent.
Do online sales enabling underage drinking?
WTVR-TV (CBS/Richmond, Va.)
How easy it is for young teenagers to get beer or wine? Certainly buying cameras, couches and computers can be a cinch. And you can also add Coors light and other alcohol to the list. According to a new study underage drinkers can easily buy alcohol on line. Researchers at UNC Chapel Hill recruited eight people between 18 and 20 to try and buy wine and beer from on-line retailers.
Facebook, Google or Microsoft? U-M information science graduates likely to have options
Jeff MacKie-Mason expects that in 20 years almost every university will offer a bachelor's degree in information studies. ...Some top information schools, including programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Cornell University, offer information science degrees, but other similarly ranked schools, including the University of Illinois, limit offerings to informatics.
State and Local Coverage
Warren Buffett's expanded newspaper presence will test industry profitability
The Winston-Salem Journal
..."Everything in traditional media is an experiment in a digital age," said John Sweeney, a professor in the journalism and mass communication school at UNC Chapel Hill. "If he sees a future in your newspapers, that is the best vote of confidence you can get. "He invests with long-term clarity about a product's potential financial health and profitability going forward. He invests to build into a prosperous future, not to rip apart and sell off."
WRAL Investigates: Tracking your donated goods
...University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researcher Dr. David Kaufman received $10,000 this year, with $30,000 more promised by August. He said he’s thrilled the money will help pay for expensive analysis of his data and that, from his perspective, groups like Slaga’s help fill a void. “The university has catalogs full of sources of that sort,” Kaufman said. Slaga said he believes his charity will grow and will continue helping cancer research.
Trio promotes tolerance by Kicking across Carolina
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
Coming over the hill next to Highway 70 in Haw River, Dylan Simel, Sasha Seymore and Ahmad Saad walked along in the deep grass Wednesday morning, each kicking a soccer ball. They look like three regular guys, and they are three regular guys; friends, soccer-playing buddies and fellow students at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Some insight into athletes’ graduation rates
The Triangle Business Journal
Baseball players in the Atlantic Coast Conference graduated at a rate 32 percentage points lower than the general male student population, according to a study released Wednesday. That ranks the ACC 24th out of 30 conferences and fifth out of the 10 major conferences, according to the College Sport Research Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which analyzes graduation rates of athletes and compares them to the general student body.
UNC professor, jailed in Argentina, has his defenders
A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor has spent months in an Argentinian prison while colleagues in Chapel Hill advocate on his behalf. Paul Frampton, a physics and astronomy professor, was arrested at an airport in Buenos Aires at the end of January and charged with attempting to smuggle drugs out of the country, according to the U.S. State Department.
Issues and Trends
Legislature must tackle problem of UNC tuition (Editorial)
The Winston-Salem Journal
With regard to university tuition increases, the General Assembly faces a difficult choice in the coming weeks. It can reject or limit increases and save money for students and their families. The cost of college is rising far too fast and outpacing the ability of many working-class families to pay. Students are choking on record levels of debt, a burden to shed given the labor market they face upon graduation.
Friday remains in critical condition
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
University of North Carolina system President Emeritus Bill Friday remained in critical condition in UNC Hospital on Thursday. Friday, 91, was hospitalized with what longtime friend Robert Seymour, minister emeritus of the Binkley Memorial Baptist Church, said he was told was a heart-related condition.