Here is a sampling of links and notes about Carolina people and programs cited recently in the media:
Food allergies affect children's growth
United Press International
Food allergies in children -- especially if multiple foods are involved -- may affect growth, U.S. researchers say. Study author Dr. Brian Vickery, a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Durham, N.C., and colleagues at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill reviewed the charts of children ages 1 month to 11 years who had visited outpatient clinics from 2007 to 2011.
4 Myths That Keep Students From Becoming Social Entrepreneurs
...Countless students are making a huge difference right in their own backyards. The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF), founded by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, comes to mind. CEF helps its members save money, find jobs and secure housing. One member which CEF recently featured on its blog, an aspiring medical technician named Lottye, found help moving from a women’s shelter to an apartment.
Obama’s Hiring Debacle
The Daily Beast
...So what, exactly, accounts for Obama’s comparatively slow approach? I heard a few theories from experts. One is that Obama simply has more important things on his plate. “Appointments take a back seat to agenda both on a president’s team and in the Senate,” says Terry Sullivan, political science professor at the University of North Carolina.
Lawmakers worry hub airports might lose in American-US Airways merger
...Stephen Appold, a visiting scholar and aviation expert at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said Charlotte had advantages those other cities did not: Its population is growing, its banking sector relies heavily on air service and it’s far less congested than Atlanta or hubs in the Northeast are. “I think Charlotte’s relatively well positioned,” he said.
UNC responds to honor code violation in sexual assault case
The University of North Carolina has formally responded to allegations that an honor code violation was brought against a student as a form of retaliation for her speaking out about an alleged rape. "The Carolina community cares deeply about all of our students, including both students in this specific matter," UNC chancellor Holden Thorp said in a statement released late Tuesday. "If we are to achieve the ultimate goal of eliminating sexual assault and violence from this campus, we must all work together.”
State and Local Coverage
Artists Explore Love As A Political Force
"The State of Things" WUNC-FM (Chapel Hill)
The exhibition "More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s" looks at love as a political force. Thirty-three pieces by 25 artists look at our need for deeper human connection in a world that has been changed by politics, technology and consumerism. Host Frank Stasio is joined by curator Claire Schneider; and Amanda Hughes, director of external affairs at the Ackland Art Museum, to discuss the works of art.
Oh, the reading you’ll do
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
...In addition to word play, children also are drawn to Seuss’ imaginative illustrations, said Brian Sturm, a professor in the University of North Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science. “He has a very good rhyme scheme, but he also is a good enough poet that he could break it in very unusual ways,” Sturm said.
UNC professor outlines simple strategies for managing weight
The Salisbury Post
An associate professor for nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mapped out ways to manage weight during the sixth annual Appetite for Life Academy lecture series held at the North Carolina Research Campus. “In order to manage your weight today it takes active thought and preparation,” said Dr. Deborah Tate, associate professor of nutrition and health behavior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.”
Tolerate the veil (Editorial)
The Herald-Sun (Durham)
... We’re glad that the University of North Carolina and Duke University teamed last weekend to offer their conference on “ReOrienting the Veil.” It’s an event that was designed to promote understanding and tolerance of one of Islam’s most prominent symbols. Sahar Amer, a UNC-Chapel Hill professor of French and Asian studies, helped organize the conference. She said lack of understanding fuels some people’s fear of the veil and what it means.
With brand change, Novant Health to put corporate name out front
The Winston-Salem Journal
...John Sweeney, director of the sports-communication program at UNC Chapel Hill, said that even a subtle name change can carry weight in the short term. “The organization of a brand is an important part of marketing and basic logistics,” Sweeney said. “It means you have a single identity for everything from stationary, basic collateral, web and digital platforms and regional media purchasing. This saves money but also creates organizational simplicity. You have one office managing a campaign that combines everyone.”
Eastman Chemical, UNC sign agreement
The Times News (Burlington)
Eastman Chemical Co. announced Tuesday signing a master agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to conduct research in chemistry and materials science. The agreement provides a minimum of $1.5 million over six years to support collaborations between Eastman scientists and UNC scientists, staff and students. Those collaborations include research projects, visits to both the UNC campus and Eastman manufacturing facilities and identifying and applying for federal or other funding opportunities.
'The Beast' enlightens crowd through music at DCCC
The Dispatch (Lexington)
A charming blend of jazz and hip hop offered insight about the history of African-American music Tuesday at Davidson County Community College. As part of the "Campus Speaker Series," The Beast performed for a crowd of slightly more than 40 students and faculty members in the Conference Center. The Durham-based quartet consists of Mark Wells on the keyboard, Peter Kimosh on the bass, Stephen Coffman on drums and Pierce Freelon as the leader. Freelon is a professor in the departments of music and African and Afro-American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
PlayMakers offers summer classes
The Chapel Hill News
PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory will feature Theatre Intensive, Theatre Quest and Theatre Tech programs for high school and middle school students, and culminate in a production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
Student who spoke out on UNC conduct is now accused
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Weeks after filing a federal complaint against UNC-Chapel Hill for its handling of sexual assault cases, a student faces an honor court trial herself, accused of “intimidating behavior” against a fellow student she says raped her.
UNC student who says she was raped facing honor code violation
...On Tuesday, Chancellor Holden Thorp said in a statement that students' well-being is a pressing issue at UNC. "The Carolina community cares deeply about all of our students, including both students in this specific matter. If we are to achieve the ultimate goal of eliminating sexual assault and violence from this campus, we must all work together," he said.
Roses and Raspberries (Editorial)
The Chapel Hill News
Roses with really long stems to reach back to 1997 to thank Michael Bucy and all those who have come since to make the UNC Dance Marathon the biggest student fundraiser on the UNC campus.
Many factors hinder healthy diet (Column)
The News & Observer (Raleigh)
Why is it so hard to lose weight and keep it off? On the most basic level, we’re eating more calories than we’re burning. There’s been worldwide adoption of a diet full of processed foods rich in calories, sugar, sodium and fats and low in dietary fiber. At the same time, we don’t move much. (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.)
Memorial held for UNC-CH student who died over weekend
News 14 Carolina
Family and friends remembered a UNC-CH student during a memorial service in his hometown of Wilmington. Stedman Gage, 22, at his off-campus residence Friday night. They gathered for the memorial service at Saint James Episcopal Church.
Issues and Trends
Bill would take 'education' out of lottery name
...Other parts of the bill would require that lottery advertising state the odds of winning in different ways. For example, the lottery could not just disclose the overall odds of winning but would have to show the odds of winning the biggest prize. The bill also calls for the University of North Carolina to study "lottery participation as to frequency, amounts spent, family income levels, and other socioeconomic factors."