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UNC’s art librarian, Pat Thompson, researched an artist named Edith Branson. Branson had a unique painting style but she never promoted her work. Thompson found there are many other anonymous women artists, so she published a list of artists in the library’s North Carolina Women Artists file.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Winter 2007, p16-18, il, por Periodical Website
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Mark Katz recently published a book about phonography effects, which refer to how and why recordings influence musical life, and how technology has changed the way we listen to or create music. He is now studying how DJ’s and turntables are defining a new culture of music.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Winter 2007, p10-13, il, por Periodical Website
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Chemistry professor Gary Pielak is the first UNC scientist to win a National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award. The award will fund him to research the spatial structure of proteins, and develop equipment to measure the proteins in various types of cells.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Winter 2007, p14-15, il, por Periodical Website
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Researchers recently conducted surveys for the North Carolina BEAUTY (Bringing Education and Understanding To You) Project, a four-year health and cancer intervention study in salons in eight North Carolina counties. The study is assessing whether stylists can be used as health promoters, communicating messages of health in salons.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Winter 2007, p24-25, por Periodical Website
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25862
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Martin Doyle, associate professor of geography, is investigating the effects of dam removal in North Carolina. Dams were not designed to last forever, but tearing them down has implications on water pollution, environmental restoration, and property values.
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Valerie Ashby is a chemist who discovers, designs, and synthesizes new bioelastomers, soft materials which can be incorporated into human tissue. Ashby is also passionate about teaching and cultivating student diversity. She is active in programs that promote minority scholarship.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Winter 2007, p28-30, il, por Periodical Website
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25868
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Tim McMillan is an adjunct assistant professor of African and African American Studies. His upcoming book covers UNC’s relationship with slavery, and features Wilson Caldwell who served the university both as slave and paid employee.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Winter 2007, p34-35, il, por Periodical Website
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25870
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Microbiologist Bob Johnston and others are working on new approaches to HIV prevention. They aim to find vectored vaccines that could provide immunization against HIV, and herbs that naturally disrupt virus replication.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Winter 2007, p38-41, il, por Periodical Website
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Ali Neff, a graduate student in folklore curriculum, is writing a book about Mississippi Delta hip-hop. One of her subjects includes rapper Jerome Williams who uses improvisation or freestyling.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Winter 2007, p22-23, por Periodical Website
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Archaelogist Monika Truemper has been studying Greek toilets and bath houses to learn about bathing culture. According to Truemper, architectural remains reveal much information about the purposes of bath houses and challenges of keeping them running.
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Andreas Teske is studying bacteria and archaea in deep-sea sediment cores off the coast of Peru. Teske aims to identify microbial species’ RNA sequences to better understand climate cycling and change.
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25865
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Guava and mora are invasive plants threatening the Galapagos ecosystems. Geographer Steve Walsh is creating digital maps and models to show where invasive species are and how they might spread.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 23 Issue 2, Winter 2007, p26-27, il, por Periodical Website
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Political scientist James Stimson found that the majority of voters support most of the liberal views, even though Americans label themselves conservative by a two-to-one margin. Stimson says that many people do not pay close attention to policy issues. Rather, people often rely on social values and media influences.
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UNC researchers and graduate students are studying the atmospheric composition of smog. They aim to determine which air components are toxic and should be regulated by the government.
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