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UNC researcher David Hofmann surveyed managers and employees of a company, and later conducted an experiment on UNC students to determine whether extroverts or introverts made better leaders. He found that extroverts are more likely to be seen as better leaders, but both extroverts and introverts can have effective leadership styles.
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UNC researchers Mark Norris and Sheila Kannappan are analyzing the Hubble Space Telescope archives to compare the ages of dwarfs and their host galaxies. If they are both of the same age, then the dwarfs are probably giant globular clusters; if they are of different ages, then the dwarf was probably born as a galaxy and later pulled into another orbit.
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Richard Southall at UNC’s College Sport Research Institute shows how the Atlantic Coast Conference’s (ACC) athlete graduation rates are misinterpreted. The demands of student athletes who work a full-time athletic job while going to school full time do not make it easy for athletes to graduate on time.
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UNC researchers are trying to develop and manufacture synthetic blood, bone material, and lymph nodes. Synthetic substitutes could be alternatives to blood shortages, dental implants and bone prosthetics, and be used to create a stronger immune response system.
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UNC researchers are finding out why the death penalty debate, whether right or wrong, is fading away. According to political scientist Frank Baumgartner, media framing has a strong effect on juries and public opinion of the death penalty. The idea of innocent people getting executed is a dominant discussion point nationwide.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 27 Issue 3, Spring 2011, p6-11, il, por Periodical Website
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UNC historian Kathryn Burns has been analyzing the city archives of Cuzco, Peru since 1990. Burns discovered that many of the archives are missing because documents were occasionally sold or covered up by the colonial power system.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 27 Issue 3, Spring 2011, p20-23, il, por Periodical Website
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Martin Kohlmeier and Kelly Adams run UNC’s Nutrition in Medicine program and believe physicians should have a good understanding of nutrition. Their mission is to integrate nutrition education at medical schools and to provide an online curriculum to help medical students, residents, and doctors get the nutrition coursework they need.
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Susan Harbage Page is a UNC photojournalist who photographs things abandoned by immigrants along the Rio Grande on the United States-Mexico border. Page has photographed objects such as homemade flotation devices, detention center bracelets, wallets, undergarments, and other intensely personal items.
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Jack Kasarda, director of UNC’s Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, helps cities transform airports to promote economic development. Kasarda advised the development of the Global TransPark in Kinston, North Carolina, and is currently developing a project to transform Detroit into an aerotropolis.
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UNC researchers are working on a model to understand the relationship between wildlife conservation interventions, societal responses, and positive outcomes. They hope their research can help inform decisions that balance conservation efforts and the livelihoods of the Masai villagers in the Serengeti.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 27 Issue 3, Spring 2011, p38-43, il, por Periodical Website
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Professor of emergency medicine Laurence Katz started UNC’s hypothermia program in 2007, and recently formed Hibernaid, a company dedicated to creating new drugs for therapeutic hypothermia. Katz hopes to expand hypothermia programs and research to other hospitals.
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