Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Endeavors Vol. 22 Issue 3, Spring 2006
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Chrysography is a technique employed by early Christian scribes who used gold ink to copy the Gospels of the Bible. Chrysography became a crucial element in Crusader icon paintings, but little is known about why it was used. Jaroslav Folda, a professor of art history, believes it provides insight into differing developments in medieval and Renaissance art.
The Carolina Environmental Program seeks ways to reduce the carbon footprint of people and their communities. According to researchers, the most critical factors to address are atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, other nations imitating our industrial revolution, and global population growth. They suggest redesigning sustainable communities and providing mass transit.
Anthropologist Hannah Gill is researching Mexican immigrants to North Carolina. Families in Mexico benefit monetarily from migrant labor, but family separation pays a toll. Gill also documented stories of kidnapped migrants and families smuggled across the border.
UNC doctors are conducting acupuncture clinical trials at the Family Practice Center. They are finding that acupuncture can help relieve headaches, induce labor in full-term pregnancies, or relieve discomfort from menopausal hot flashes.
Bart Ehrman, professor and chair of religious studies, recently published a book about the evolution of the Bible. According to Ehrman, there are thousands of errors in the New Testament and several places where passages were added to early versions of the Bible.
Pharmacology professor, Leslie Parise, found that sickle cells are stickier than normal red blood cells. Based on her research, stickier cells might explain why sickle cell patients experience a pain crisis.