Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
On the global highway
Times of India
James W Dean Jr, dean of University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, talks to Shashank Venkat about the institute’s management programmes and inaugural global business consulting projects in India.
Mild exercise may reduce breast cancer
United Press International
Exercise -- either mild or intense, before or after menopause -- may reduce breast cancer risk, but weight gain may negate the benefit, U.S. researchers say. ... Lauren McCullough, a doctoral candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, and colleagues said the study included 1,504 women with breast cancer -- 233 non-invasive and 1,271 invasive -- and 1,555 women without breast cancer who were ages 20-98 and were part of the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project, an investigation of possible environmental causes of breast cancer.
UNC Release: http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/5401/71/
Veteran aggression not always PTSD
United Press International
U.S. veterans who didn't have money to meet basic needs were more likely to be aggressive than veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers say. Study leader Eric B. Elbogen of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and psychologist in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said the survey was conducted from July 2009 to April 2010.
Eating disorders: Not just for the young
"My gut says this is pretty on-target," says Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., the lead researcher of the survey and the director of the eating disorders program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. What's driving these women to purge or work out excessively? Although the survey didn't examine this question in detail, a majority of the survey respondents said they felt dissatisfied with their bodies -- a hallmark of eating disorders across all age groups.
UNC Release: http://news.unchealthcare.org/news/2012/june/eating-disorder-behaviors-and-weight-concerns-are-common-in-women-over-50
State and Local Coverage
University leaders pen immigration letter
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
... Several local university leaders signed the letter, including Duke University’s Richard Brodhead, UNC-Chapel Hill’s Holden Thorp, N.C. State’s Randolph Woodson, UNC Charlotte’s Philip Dubois and Wake Forest’s Nathan Hatch, none of whom could be reached for comment. According to Deborah Weissman, a Reef C. Ivey II distinguished professor of law at UNC-CH, part of the problem is that it is difficult for foreign students, who are generally in the country on visas, to remain here after they graduate.
Related Link: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2012/06/university-presidents-advocate-for.html
Stay hydrated in hot weather (Column)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
What’s your hydration strategy this summer? High temperatures and humidity can stress your body and increase your risk of heat-related sickness, including cramping, heat exhaustion and heatstroke. Staying well hydrated is one important way of protecting yourself. (Suzanne Havala Hobbs is a registered dietitian and a clinical associate professor in the department of health policy and administration in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.)
Cunningham starts work to reshape UNC athletics
The Associated Press
Bubba Cunningham became North Carolina's athletic director in the middle of a school year, hired a football coach then spent the following months observing from the background. Now he's reshaping the Tar Heels' 28-sport program ahead of his first full year in charge. The athletic department is compiling a new strategic plan for onfield goals and funding priorities, along with another for facility improvements. The school has brought in consultants to review compliance procedures following an NCAA investigation of the football program.
Supreme Court ruling on juveniles could change Cape Fear region murder sentences
The Fayetteville Observer
...West said officials at the University of North Carolina School of Government indicated to him there was a question as to whether the Supreme Court ruling was retroactive. In all, 88 inmates sentenced to life without parole were juveniles at the time of their crimes, according to the state.
Roses and Raspberries
The Chapel Hill News
Roses to Addison Mansfield, a rising freshman at East Chapel Hill High School, for raising $3,000 for UNC’s Comprehensive Cancer Support Program’s Milk Buddy Program. This program offers free cases of high calorie, high protein nutrition supplement to patients at the N.C. Cancer Hospital.
Issues and Trends
Fixing College (Opinion-Editorial)
The New York Times
NO matter what the University of Virginia’s governing board decides today, when it is scheduled to determine the fate of the university’s ousted president, Teresa A. Sullivan, the intense interest in the case shows how much anxiety surrounds the future of higher education — especially the question of whether university leaders are moving too slowly to position their schools for a rapidly changing world (as some of Ms. Sullivan’s critics have suggested of her).
U-Va. controversy: How are top public universities governed?
The Washington Post
When the University of Virginia Board of Visitors unexpectedly announced this month that President Teresa Sullivan had agreed to step down, the response from some students was: The board of what? Even those who knew the governing board existed didn’t know the reach of its power or that it has 16 voting members who are appointed by the governor for four-year terms. The U-Va. Faculty Senate is now pushing for faculty representation on that board, and others are advocating even more changes.