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William Kier, an assistant professor in Biology, studies the morphology and biomechanics of invertebrate species. He’s uncovered significant information about how squid and octopuses make rapid, complex, and varied muscle movements, despite the absence of a skeletal system.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 6 Issue 4, Summer 1989, p1-4, il, por Periodical Website
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UNC archaeologists are excavating several Piedmont sites along the Dan River, and studying the impact European colonists had on the established native settlements. These sites were occupied by Siouan Indians until they became in contact with European traders.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 6 Issue 4, Summer 1989, p5-7, il, por Periodical Website
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26248
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The Center for Alcohol Studies at UNC was established to coordinate the various aspects of research being conducted on alcoholism. Some of their studies include research on the effects of alcohol on brain chemistry, the genetics of alcoholism, and alcohol metabolism.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 6 Issue 4, Summer 1989, p8-9, il, por Periodical Website
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26251
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Frank Biocca, professor of journalism, conducted a study on audiences of the 1988 presidential campaign. Participants used an audience response system to indicate their agreement or disagreement with what a candidate said on television. Biocca found that audience opinion is partly influenced by nonverbal or inadvertent information.
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26253
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The decision of whether to keep an incompetent patient alive or to end treatment is an ethical dilemma. Nancy Rhoden, a bioethicist and professor of law, believes doctors and hospitals, rather than families, should bear the burden of proof when it comes to court-ordered termination of medical treatment for incompetent patients.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 6 Issue 4, Summer 1989, p19-20, por Periodical Website
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26250
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Nancy King, professor of social medicine, believes art should be a means for raising important social issues. She is working with North Carolina theater professionals to design a program which incorporates the humanities and medicine.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 6 Issue 4, Summer 1989, p12-14, il, por Periodical Website
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26249
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Child development researchers are studying different ways that public schools can help children who are having trouble learning. For one model they are exploring, a learning disability teacher co-teaches or provides assistance to the classroom teacher.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 6 Issue 4, Summer 1989, p10-11, il, por Periodical Website
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26252
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Chemistry professors Thomas Mayer and Eugene Irene are researching the structural and chemical workings of silicon surfaces at an atomic level. Silicon has unique electrical properties used in semiconductors, materials used to operate computer chips.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 6 Issue 4, Summer 1989, p16-18, il, por Periodical Website