Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Study in mice indicates an unknown component of human breast milk may kill HIV
The Washington Post
New research shows that something in breast milk kills HIV particles and infected cells; it also blocks HIV transmission in mice with a human immune system. ... To investigate further, Angela Wahl at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her colleagues created mice with human bone marrow, liver and thymus tissues that all became infected with HIV if the mice were given an oral dose of the virus.
Southern Baptist Convergence (Opinion-Editorial)
The New York Times (Campaign Stops Blog)
The secular media usually ignores the thousands of pastors, missionaries and church volunteers who gather every summer for the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. This year is different. Everyone from PBS to the Huffington Post is buzzing with anticipation — and not because they are awaiting the tedious discussion of committee reports and budgets necessary to manage the country’s largest evangelical denomination. (Molly Worthen will be an assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall.)
State and Local Coverage
Double take (Editorial)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Considering what’s at stake and how many questions remain unanswered, University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross and some members of the system’s Board of Governors should be showing even greater urgency about an academic fraud investigation at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Issues and Trends
Incoming UNC system chairman wants to keep tuition low
Raleigh businessman Peter Hans wants to be the man who helps preserve and strengthen the University of North Carolina system, which has dealt with deep budget cuts in recent years and now is facing an academic fraud scandal at its flagship campus. "I have a passionate commitment to higher education and North Carolina," Peter Hans said Monday.
Questions remain on state’s role in health care (Guest Column)
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
Last month, regional health care giants UNC Health Care and WakeMed hospitals announced an agreement ending a year and a half of open hostilities. At a May 22 press conference, the two agreed to stop publicly complaining about each other and to give up plans for hostile takeovers. Leaders of the two entities smiled for the cameras, and state legislators, who helped hammer out the deal, rejoiced. UNC leaders called it a “win-win” solution.
Interim President Chosen for UVa
The Associated Press
The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors chose the dean of the university's undergraduate business school early Tuesday to become the interim president upon the departure of the ousted Teresa Sullivan. The board voted 12-1 with two abstentions to approve McIntire School of Commerce Dean Carl Zeithaml to serve as interim president after Sullivan's Aug. 15 departure. ... Zeithaml specializes in strategic management and has been McIntire's dean since 1997. He spent 11 years on the faculty of the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Related Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/former-u-va-president-john-casteen-urges-board-to-meet-in-public/2012/06/18/gJQAYO4BlV_story.html