Jonathan Lees

March 15, 2011

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor of geological sciences Jonathan Lees was featured on “America’s News HQ” talking about the recent earthquake in Japan. Lees is a seismologist who has worked extensively around the Pacific Rim and spoke about aftershocks … Continued

Chicago takes unique approach to fight concussions

March 10, 2011

…”The past year or two, the NFL and NCAA have taken it very seriously,” said Kevin Guskiewicz of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a member of the NCAA’s Concussion Committee and the NFL’s Head, Neck, and Spine Committee. … Continued

Singling out Muslim-Americans

March 9, 2011

Consider, for example, that so far at least, King’s witness list does not contain the name of Charles Kurzman, a professor of sociology of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A non-Muslim, Kurzman has produced a report for … Continued

Compassion: The Elixir of Life?

March 8, 2011

… Barbara Fredrickson, a psychology professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, found that practicing a lovingkindness meditation, of the sort practiced by Tibetan Buddhists, which involves cultivation of feelings of compassion for the self and others, … Continued

Unions wary of Dems’ N.C. convention plans

March 7, 2011

…”You’ve got this combination of workers who are kind of ambivalent about unions in the first place, a history of violent repression and employers who are fiercely anti-union, and the result is an environment that is both culturally and legally … Continued

Whatever Happened To The Audiophile?

March 5, 2011

…”There are still people who passionately pursue the highest possible sound quality in their playback equipment, and are willing to spend large portions of their income to the best speakers, amplifiers or turntables,” says Mark Katz, an associate professor of … Continued

Rare anti-slavery booklet acquired by U.Va.

March 4, 2011

The University of Virginia has acquired a rare first edition of an 1829 anti-slavery manifesto that was considered a rallying cry for black Americans and a major threat to Southern leaders, who worked vigorously to ban it. …”It really was … Continued

China says population has passed 1.34 billion

February 28, 2011

China’s population grew to 1.34 billion people last year, the National Bureau of Statistics announced Monday, marking a modest jump for a massive population and leading experts to suggest China may relax its generation-old one-child policy. The number indicates a … Continued