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Fourth annual Diversity THINKposium to focus on Microaggressions

The 4th annual Diversity THINKposium will be held Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Friday Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. This year theme will be “Microaggressions.”

Students examine seafood mislabeling in pilot research-intensive course

This spring, biologists John Bruno and Blaire Steinwand linked together molecular biology and marine ecology in their new course Seafood Forensics. Students set out to quantify seafood mislabeling using DNA barcoding technology and to discuss the impact that it has on human health and marine ecosystems.

Well Said podcast: America and terrorism

In this Well Said podcast, sociology professor Charles Kurzman from the College of Arts and Sciences discusses terrorism and his research on the small number of Muslim-Americans who join militant groups.

UNC researchers find brain circuit that controls binge drinking

The study, led by Todd Thiele in the department of psychology and neuroscience, found that turning off a circuit between two brain regions could reduce instances of binge drinking.

Andrea Barnes selected as UNC-Chapel Hill’s first Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow

Andrea Barnes, a second-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as the University’s first recipient of the Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program, a competitive, five and a half week leadership development program for rising college juniors who want to make a difference.

Joel Kingsolver elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Biology Joel Kingsolver has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

“Corruption of the Innocents: Controversies about Popular Children’s Books” opens April 28

The free public exhibition is the work of students in English 295, “Popular Forms of Children’s Literature,” taught by professor Laurie Langbauer.