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Planning department history focus of Nov. 14 event

November 5, 2013

An entertaining look at the history of the city and regional planning department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be the focus of an event Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Gerrard Hall. The department, in … Continued

Carolina in the News: Monday, November 4

November 4, 2013

National Coverage Getting Your Microbes Analyzed Raises Big Privacy Issues Minnesota Public Radio (NPR affiliate; on today’s “Morning Edition”)…Organizers of the American Gut Project are recruiting thousands of people to donate their microbes to science — along with lots of … Continued

Carolina in the News: Friday, November 1

November 1, 2013

Regional CoverageThose emerald shores just might be toxic The Boulder Weekly Cyanobacteria, some of the oldest microorganisms on Earth and the bacteria believed to have produced the oxygen that made life possible, are turning against us as they adapt to … Continued

Carolina in the News: Thursday, October 31

October 31, 2013

International Coverage 'Mini-neural computer' in the brain discovered The Times of IndiaScientists have found that dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, act as mini-neural computers – actively processing information to multiply the brain's computing power. Dendrites were thought to be … Continued

Carolina in the News: Wednesday, October 30

October 30, 2013

International Coverage Harmful Algal Blooms Expected to Increase in Freshwater Lakes Around the World TheFishSite.com (UK website for fishing industry)Researchers from Oregon State University and the University of North Carolina in the US stated that as nutrient enrichment increases, so … Continued

Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond to speak Nov. 19

October 29, 2013

Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond will deliver the 2013 Charleston Lecture in Southern Affairs Nov. 19 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bond will discuss “Civil Rights, Then and Now” at 7 p.m. in the theater of … Continued