Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Nasdaq Public Safeguards in Facebook Seen as Focus of Regulators
...Examiners would need proof of malfeasance to conclude Nasdaq OMX was guilty of more than bad judgment or bad luck, according to Thomas Hazen, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Law and author of a seven-volume treatise on securities regulation.
Soviet Lessons for a Euro-Zone Breakup (Blog)
The Wall Street Journal
...How satisfied were they? Not surprisingly, “those states that introduced new currencies in conjunction with balanced fiscal budgets have reaped the benefits of low inflation and the relatively smooth integration of their new currencies into international financial markets,” wrote the essay’s author, Patrick Conway, then Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Why we need quiet introverted leaders
The Financial Post
...Recent research by Francesca Gino of Harvard University and David Hoffman of the University of North Carolina, published in the Academy of Management Journal, shows a significant correlation between the types of leadership style needed and the personalities and behaviour of employees.
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company Announces New Season (Blog)
The New York Times
...The company will also bring a piece based on “The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky, commissioned by Carolina Performing Arts and created in conjunction with the theater director Anne Bogart and her SITI Company, to the University of Maryland in February and SUNY Purchase, N.Y., in March after the premiere Jan. 25-26 at Chapel Hill, N.C. The New York season, the company also announced on Tuesday, will run from March 26-31 and April 2-7 at the Joyce Theater.
State and Local Coverage
Mental Health and Children
"The State of Things" WUNC-FM
More than 13 million American children and teenagers suffer from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, hyperactivity and other mental illnesses. The naturally irrational, impulsive or volatile behavior kids exhibit every day makes it tough to accurately diagnose them and medicating minors is a controversial practice, particularly when the study of child mental health is considered under researched. Host Frank Stasio discusses the challenge of diagnosing psychiatric disorders in children and the options for treating mentally ill youth with ...Dr. James Jenson, a behavioral therapist and professor of clinical psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine...
UNC law professor joins push for redistricting reform
North Carolina News Network
As arguing continues over the most recent set of boundary lines for Congressional and legislative districts, political leaders from both sides of the aisle say a independent commission to create such districts is the way to go. Former UNC Law School Dean Gene Nichol said Democrats and Republicans have both tried to use the process to their advantage when in power.
Not ‘ashamed’ of North Carolina (Opinion Column)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
...And then there was the Speaker Ban Law, a monumental bit of foolishness wherein communists and subversives were banned from speaking on public university campuses. When that happened, more than one person in the liberal bubble of Chapel Hill reckoned that they might just have to move, so “ashamed” were they of North Carolina. In time, thanks to some level-headed judges and Bill Friday, then president and currently president emeritus of what is now the University of North Carolina system, the just plain stupid law went away.
Issues and Trends
House OKs $20.3 billion budget for coming fiscal year
The Associated Press
The N.C. House approved late Wednesday night its proposed state government budget adjustments for the coming year as Republicans in charge persuaded a key handful of Democrats to support a spending plan for the second year in a row. ...Republicans also have done very little to alleviate cuts approved in the 2011 budget to the University of North Carolina and community college systems, according to Democratic speakers during debate.
North Carolina House passes budget after heated debate
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
State House members spent more than seven hours Wednesday arguing, sometimes bitterly, over the proposed $20.3 billion budget along mostly partisan lines before passing it 73-46. ...“The budget is a roadmap of where a state goes, and you’re poised once again to take us backwards,” said House Minority Leader Joe Hackney, an Orange County Democrat. “The University of North Carolina is in decline, and it’s in decline because of your budgets.”