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Tim Bralower, associate professor of geology and of marine sciences, studies ancient plankton called foraminifera. These ancient species were fossilized in volcanic sediments offshore of Colombia, and help explain evolution and global climate change.
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26155
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Aldrich, Kenan professor and director of graduate studies in sociology, is intrigued by the growing number of women business owners. He’s found that even though women own a third of United States businesses, they are still shadowed by the pervasive notion that they do not manage like men.
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26151
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UNC chemists are using chemistry to help industries save money and be environmentally safe. Joe DeSimone invented a soap mixed with compressed carbon dioxide that can dry clean clothes. Tom Meyer is developing artificial photosynthesis to end our reliance on fossil fuels.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 14 Issue 2, Winter 1998, p8-13, il, por Periodical Website
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Historian Tom Buell analyzed library collections of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee’s letters and the government’s official records. After rethinking the Civil War, Buell says our modern perception of Lee’s leadership in the war is based mainly on myth, folklore and nostalgia.
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Anthropologists are using a geographic information system (GIS) to map land use patterns in Burgandy, France. They are studying the habits of people and animals that have caused crops to flourish, soil to erode, and trees to die.
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Risa Palm, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of geography, studies how people cope with earthquake risk. She discovered that Californians often think the potential for danger is minimal. They choose to believe that low risk means no risk and fail to take precautions.
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26150
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Brent Wissick, cello and viol da gamba professor in the music department, loves to find the story in the score. He is part of a new trend in rebuilding instruments that have entirely disappeared from modern performance. This inspired Wissick to new ways of hearing and performing music.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 14 Issue 2, Winter 1998, p6-7, il, por Periodical Website
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26157
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Barbara Entwisle, professor of sociology, is studying how couples in Thailand choose to use contraception. Using maps to help communicate with locals, she’s learned that easy access to contraception and family-planning services encourage people to use them.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 14 Issue 2, Winter 1998, p26-27, il, por Periodical Website
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26153
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Jeff Dangl, professor of biology, is trying to determine how plants fight off fungi and other invaders. He wants to find out what genes control the process, what chemicals signal those genes to set it off and to stop it.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 14 Issue 2, Winter 1998, p16-18, il, por Periodical Website
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26152
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Dennis Orthner, professor of social work, has been tracking the well-being of North Carolina families through a survey called the Family Strength Index. His work is showing that families are handicapped by weak social networks.
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