In 1994, between 8,000 and 9,000 of the 219,000 automobile accidents compiled by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center involved deer. Most accidents occurred in the Coastal Plain during fall hunting season.
UNC scientists are studying loggerhead sea turtles to learn how adults find their way back to their birthplace. They believe turtles have the ability to orient themselves through the magnetic field of the earth.
As part of her honors thesis in Asian studies, Carolyn Berndt translated the story of one of the Japanese Army’s comfort women during World War Two. Comfort women were recruited or kidnapped to provide sex for Japanese soldiers.
The Spring 1996 Carolina Poll conducted by UNC social scientists revealed the opinions North Carolinians hold about tobacco. The results indicate a deep division among residents regarding support or opposition for nicotine regulations.
Psychiatrists are looking for a biological explanation for the bonds between people. Cort Pederson’s research suggests there is one biological system to initiate emotional attachments and another to maintain them. Josephine Johns has found that cocaine interferes with the first one.
John Chasteen, associate professor of history, is writing a book charting how Latin American dance has spread to other cultures. Latin dance was heavily influenced by the culture’s history, politics, and African samba.