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UNC doctoral student Darin Waters is writing the history of the Young Men’s Institute Cultural Center at the Biltmore Estate, which has offered educational programs and other services for African Americans in Asheville since 1893. Waters discovered the Biltmore Estate did not did not force African Americans to leave; rather, Biltmore was part of a mutual agreement that relied on the help of black craftsman and philanthropy.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p24-27, il, por Periodical Website
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Jacqueline MacDonald is an environmental engineer and principal investigator on a UNC research grant to figure out which environmental problems posed the greatest danger to public health in the United Arab Emirates. They found that rapid population growth, development, and industrialization have drastically deteriorated air quality and increased occupational risks. They are now aiming to complete a strategy to protect populations from environmental pollution.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p16-20, il Periodical Website
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UNC historians Lars Schoultz and Louis Perez have been studying United States history with Cuba. Schoultz analyzed unpublished archives from the CIA during the Bay of Pigs Invasion, which confirm plans for using U.S. troops in Cuba. Perez documented metaphors that U.S. policymakers and politicians have used to depict Cuba as a country needing to be saved. Both authors agree that the U.S. should engage with Cuba and end the embargo.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p28-32, il, por Periodical Website
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Following the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922, members of the research team died of a fever. Since then, people have believed the tomb is cursed. However, according to UNC microbiologist Bill Goldman, the curse may have a basis in Histoplasma, a respiratory fungal disease that rapidly grows when disturbed.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p33-35, il, por Periodical Website
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Ben Philpot, an assistant professor in the UNC Neuroscience Center, studies Angelman syndrome and its neurological symptoms. The most prominent symptom of Angelman syndrome is impaired speech. Philpot hopes to identify molecular changes that cause damage to the brain’s sensory experience.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p14-15, il Periodical Website
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UNC researchers are developing alternatives to fossil fuels and rooftop solar panels to help solve power-grid problems. They formed the company MegaWatt Solar and designed the first fully functional solar tree consisting of units to withstand hurricane-force winds.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p6-13, il, por Periodical Website
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Ty Hendrick, a UNC assistant professor of biology, studies flight principles based on birds and hawkmoths. Hendrick and his lab are specifically interested in understanding how animals use their wings to turn around when they are upright in the air.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p21-23, il, por Periodical Website
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Scott Singleton and his lab at UNC are doing research on bacterial drug resistance and antibiotics, and their work could lead to a new drug that doesn’t require high costs. They are conducting biological and genetic experiments to find inhibitors of the enzyme RecA that’s in nearly all bacteria.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p36-37, il, por Periodical Website
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Bill Ferris is a UNC professor of history and folklorist who records stories and blues music ranging from everyday black farmers and churchgoers to blues masters such as B.B. King and Willie Dixon. Ferris is particularly interested in the meaning of blues music and how it is used to tell stories and bring African American communities together.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p41-47, il, por Periodical Website
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Daniel Pomp, a UNC professor of genetics, is renowned for research on animal and obesity genetics. Pomp investigates exercise, a powerful trait potentially capable of controlling and preventing obesity. Experiments on running mice show that they have an increased ability to exercise, but behavioral and brain studies show that they’re also more motivated to run.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 26 Issue 1, Fall 2009, p38-40, il Periodical Website
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