Political science professor Layna Mosley co-writes a post on the reported overhaul o the H-1B visa program what (and who) that could affect.
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Chapelboro writes about how the Board of Governors has announced selections for the 2017 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. English and comparative literature professor Jane Thrailkill is one of the selected instructors.
Zeynep Tufekci discusses why the new ban calling for stowing away certain electronic devises on airplanes has upset some people. Tufekci tweeted about the issue as well, from which PC World quotes and The Atlantic links.
Smithsonian quotes biology department postdoctoral candidate Thomas Boothby on work that found how tardigrades survive desiccation.
Philosophy professor Jeff Sebo joins a discussion about animal rights in Virginia and the moral constructs that occur in human-animal relationships.
Swaths of ocean that are the last holdouts for hundreds of rare species are at risk of losing the federal protections put in place by Presidents Obama and Bush. UNC Professor of Biology John Bruno testified on March 15 before … Continued
The New York Times cites research from sociology professor Charles Kurzman on the number of murders by immigrant Muslim extremists since 9/11, 16 out of 240,000.
Biology postdoctoral research associate Thomas Boothby talks about work that uncovered how tardigrades stay alive after desiccation. This story was also covered by other outlets including Wired, NPR and Gizmodo.
BuzzFeed News quotes biology department professor John Bruno from a hearing held Wednesday, speaking out in support of marine monuments.
Biology department professor Jeff Dangl discusses work that found “how a key ‘switch protein,’ PHR1, controls the response to low levels of phosphate” in plants.