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2 hrs ago | American Academy of Family Physicians

Free Webinar Offers Advice for Using Powerful Anti-smoking Campaigns

A couple of hard-hitting tobacco education campaigns have garnered accolades this year as effective tools to drive home the message that tobacco use is dangerous and carries serious consequences.


Related Topix: Smoking, Health, North Carolina

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Senators offer bill designed to reduce campus sexual assaults

A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation designed to curb the startling number of sexual assaults on college campuses.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, North Carolina


Another Reason Why Segregated Education Is Bad For Young Students

The study, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, used previously compiled data from the Department of Education to track how first-grade students' reading abilities change over time, depending upon whether they attend a racially segregated or integrated school.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Family, Kids

Lovette acquitted in Duke grad student's shooting death

Prosecutors said Lovette, 23, targeted the 29-year-old Mahato, early on the morning of Jan. 18, 2008, and took him to withdraw $520 from his savings account before returning to his apartment and shooting him once in the head.


Related Topix: Duke University, Durham County, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

US News & World Report

Get Money or College Credit for a Gap Year

The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill offers a $7,500 gap year fellowship, one of a group of schools that offer financial support for gap year students.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Tufts University, Princeton University

Candlelight vigil to honor slain UNC professor

The vigil, planned by the Chinese-American Friendship Association, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the FedEx Global Education building at UNC.


Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Twinsights: J.O. Berrios leaves New Britain start with shoulder tightness

The 2014 season will be Mike Berardino's second as Twins beat writer for the Pioneer Press.


Manawatu Evening Standard

What it's like to be a doctor treating ebola

EBOLA DOCTOR: Billy Fischer at the Ebola treatment centre in Gueckedou, Guinea. "You lose about three to five litres of sweat, then you spend the next two hours hydrating before you go back in."


Related Topix: North Carolina

Mayor Taylor begins to assemble City Hall staff

Leilah Powell, who worked at City Hall for Mayor Ed Garza before a four-year stretch in government relations at Bexar County, will advise Taylor on policy issues.


Related Topix: Taylor, TX, Bexar County, TX, Yale University, San Antonio, TX


First grade reading suffers in segregated schools

A groundbreaking study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has found that African-American students in first grade experience smaller gains in reading when they attend segregated schools-but the students' backgrounds likely are not the cause of the differences.


Related Topix: North Carolina

PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers discover how Hepatitis C virus persists for years

A cultured liver cancer cell infected with Hepatitis C. The virus, stained red, surrounds the blue-stained nucleus and is in the process of being reproduced by virus within the cytoplasm.


Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Liver Cancer, North Carolina

Chemistry World

Searching scientific literature directly with ChemDraw v14

ChemDraw provides chemists with a rich set of easy-to-use tools for creating publication-ready, scientifically meaningful drawings of molecules and reactions.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, North Carolina

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Star Online

Lawndale student earns credit union scholarship

The Local Government Federal Credit Union recently recognized Serena Hill, of Lawndale, with a LGFCU Scholarship Award.


Related Topix: Lawndale, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens

Merle Haggard, Tift Merritt to headline 3-day SFC Festival at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The SFC holds numerous recordings on the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry, including Dolly Parton's first recording "Puppy Love."


Related Topix: Tift Merritt, Country, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, The Collection, Techno

News Observer

NC mayor walks to DC to protest hospital closure

"The story of Belhaven is bigger than the trials of a single small town," Mayor Adam O'Neal said at a news conference Monday in Washington, D.C. The 45-year-old registered Republican started his two-week march of more than 200 miles to protest the closing of Vidant Pungo Hospital in Belhaven on July 1. Greenville-based Vidant agreed in April to ... (more)


Related Topix: Belhaven, NC, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Lincoln Times-News

Apple Queen crowned

Lincoln County is celebrating the reign of a new Apple Queen. Abby Jane Hord, a rising senior at North Lincoln High School, was crowned Lincoln County Apple Queen, a title which holds a $3,000 scholarship to further her education.


Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC, North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, Life, Food, Food Festival


From the Newsday archives: The War That Failed to End All Wars

Editor's note: Thirty years ago, Newsday published this article by a professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Related Topix: North Carolina, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Philanthropy Journal

Senior Executive Director for Development and...

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 41 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and the largest research entity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is seeking to fill several key positions to complete our seasoned development team.


Island Gazette Newspaper Online

Michael Jaskolka, DDS, MD, joins NHRMC Physician Group

The NHRMC Physician Group is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Jaskolka, DDS, MD, to its maxillofacial surgery team.


Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Chapel Hill, NC, Wilmington, NC

Nature Neuroscience

Postdoctoral fellowship in neuroimmunology

Postdoctoral fellowship/research associate position in neuroimmunology is available immediately at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Neurology, Division of Neuroimmunology.


Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC