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Hans Paerl and Rick Leuttich, Carolina marine scientists, are concerned about fish kills and algal blooms in the Neuse River because they may be a sign of declining water quality. Their new monitoring project is confirming that the health of fish is influenced by nitrogen loading, oxygen levels, and water circulation patterns.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 2, Winter 1999, p9-12, il, por Periodical Website
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Marine scientists believe that agriculture is responsible for most of the nitrogen pollution flowing into the Neuse River. They are working on a model that shows how an individual farm operation affects the ecosystem, and measures how policies influence people’s behavior.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 2, Winter 1999, p13-14, il, por Periodical Website
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Eighty years after the USS San Diego exploded and sank in the North Atlantic, historian Russel Van Wyk found the confessions of a German spy named Kurt Jahnke. Jahnke confessed to the Russians that he was responsible for the ship’s explosion, and had led the diversionary activities of German intelligence in the United States from 1914 to 1918.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 2, Winter 1999, p4-5, il, por Periodical Website
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Researchers at Carolina’s alcohol-studies center work to help remedy alcoholism, by searching for its causes and by developing new treatments and diagnostic methods. They found that alcoholism may be indicated by a preference for sweets, and the herbal remedy St. John’s Wort can reduce alcohol cravings.
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Recently, federal and state policy makers have been debating how to ensure that laws protect privacy while allowing valid research uses of medical information. Carolina faculty members believe researchers should always obtain subjects’ informed consent, and attempt to balance society’s needs with patients’ rights.
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Coastal North Carolina is facing sewage problems as county populations continue to grow. Researchers and graduate students of environmental sciences and engineering are working with counties to develop a comprehensive land-use plan.
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Fred Spielman, professor of anesthesiology at UNC Hospitals, has studied the progress of pain control in medicine and its depiction in art. Throughout history, art was used to document medical procedures and to convey how society viewed anesthetics. For Spielman, art has helped him become more emotional and compassionate with his patients.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 2, Winter 1999, p22-23, il, por Periodical Website
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Researchers are trying to find solutions to fecal wastewater problems in coastal North Carolina towns. Mark Sobsey, environmental sciences and engineering professor, is developing better methods to detect bacteria in coastal and inland waterways.
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The Center for Developmental Sciences implemented a new program for teenagers at risk for substance abuse, aggression, or dropping out of school. Photography and music classes have helped the kids become excited about learning because they can master the tasks quickly, be proud of their work, and gain respect.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 2, Winter 1999, p26-27, il, por Periodical Website
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Marine scientists are studying small marine animals, known as hydroids, off North Carolina’s coast. They discovered hydroids have very strong UV-absorbing compounds that could possibly be used in sunscreen products.
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Space at UNC is becoming scarce and beginning to inhibit the university’s ability to accommodate cutting-edge research and instruction. Facility planners suggest renovation, new construction, and shared spaces as possible solutions.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 2, Winter 1999, p24-25, il, por Periodical Website
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Tubercles are iron and manganese deposits that build up in pipes and encourage bacterial growth. Researchers are studying how tubercles affect water utilities and put water quality at risk.
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John Covach, professor of music history and theory, teaches students how to apply musical theory and analyze rock music. He recently published a collection of essays by musicologists to provide novice rock theorists a book of analytical tools.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 2, Winter 1999, p20-21, il, por Periodical Website
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James Smith, professor of free-market economics, has received several national awards for the accuracy of his economic forecasts. Smith’s duty in the National Guard led him to scholarly connections and the beginning of his career.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 15 Issue 2, Winter 1999, p35-36, il, por Periodical Website
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