Category: In The Media
A Rape Trial, and a Legal Travesty. In 1793.
John Wood Sweet’s “The Sewing Girl’s Tale” tells the story of an unusual prosecution in 18th-century New York — and its contemporary relevance. Sweet is a UNC professor of history. … Continued
Why These Frogs Make ‘the Grossest Blunder in Sexual Preference’
When rain falls and water is plentiful, the sex lives of plains spadefoot toads are pretty, well, plain. Females prowl ponds for the suitor with the most winsome call; they … Continued
Earliest depictions of biblical Deborah, Yael found at 5th-century Galilee synagogue
Archaeologists working at a dig in the Galilean town of Huqoq have uncovered the earliest known depictions of the biblical heroines Deborah and Yael, in mosaics that are thought to … Continued
Belgium returned a single tooth to the Congo this week. Here’s why
This week, an unlikely artifact has been returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). And along with its return is the hope that there will be some closure … Continued
The More You Know About Your Students, the More Inclusive You Can Be in the Classroom
In this first-person piece, Viji Sathy and Kelly Hogan in the College of Arts and Sciences and Bob Crenshaw in the Center for Faculty Excellence share how to get started … Continued
New Outer Banks poles illustrate flood risk from storm surge
Brightly colored poles have been placed at 27 locations around the Outer Banks, from the Town of Duck to Hatteras Village, including at beach and sound access points, town halls … Continued
Once-soaring lumber prices plunge as new home sales slow
Lumber prices that skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic are starting to decline as new home sales drop, but experts advise continuing to wait before building a house or starting on … Continued
Traveling this summer? Here are book picks for all 50 states (and then some)
As the summer travel season kicks off, many of us look forward to exploring new places on trips away from home. To help with this, NPR asked poets laureate, state … Continued
How to Choose a Preschool
Good early childhood teachers see each child as a puzzle to figure out, not an empty vessel to fill, experts say. “You’re trying to figure out their talents, you’re trying … Continued
Climate scientists worry as another above-average hurricane season quickly approaches
Researchers are already predicting that the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season will be an above-average active season. Climate change data shows that more areas are becoming resilient against these stronger, wetter and … Continued
Masada: A Discussion with Professor Jodi Magness
Professor Jodi Magness details why Masada remains an important archaeological site for scholars of Second-Temple Judaism and Christian origins. Magness further elaborates on the modern implications of Masada and the … Continued
These Bats Buzz Like Hornets to Scare Off Predators
Dr. Ancillotto and colleagues have discovered not only a new case of acoustic Batesian mimicry, but also the first documented between mammals and insects. In their work, published Monday in the journal … Continued
This Is Not Your Grandfather’s M.B.A.
“Marketing teams across higher education are fond of quasi-spiritual tag lines, so it might be unfair to pick on business schools. But in the M.B.A. world, the latest, breathless versions … Continued
What Alito’s draft gets wrong about women and political power
Research finds many ways that women, especially women of color, are excluded from equal access to power. “If the final draft of the Dobbs decision looks anything like what has been … Continued
From Manteo to Wilmington, could the ‘kudzu of the coast’ help fight climate change?
Mention phragmites and you’re likely to hear an agonized groan from a long list of people, including biologists and coastal landowners. “It definitely has a bad rap, and there’s a good reason for … Continued
What does archaeology say about the location of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre?
We walk in the Jerusalem Old City church compound with top archaeologist Prof. Jodi Magness in this audio tour of the history and controversy of a unique holy spot. Christian tradition holds … Continued
How Does NC Fit In To Offshore Wind Development?
Host Celeste Gracia talks with Katherine Kollins, president of the Southeastern Wind Coalition; Kerry Allen of the North Carolina Coastal Federation; Harvey Seim, professor of marine sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill; … Continued
Trump’s endorsement of Covid-19 vaccines increased uptake in counties with low vaccination rates
Watching an ad in which former President Donald Trump promoted Covid-19 vaccines was linked to increased vaccinations in US counties with low immunization rates, according to a new study. The study … Continued
Why are so many landlords raising rent? Here’s what experts say as renters seek relief
Experts say a “perfect storm” of factors is causing the spike that is driving many Americans out of their homes or forcing them to pay more of their salary on … Continued
Sensors tracking chronic flooding in Carolina Beach aim to help the town prepare for the future
New flood sensors installed along Canal Drive in Carolina Beach will help the town improve its infrastructure and adapt to rising sea levels. The study will help researchers better understand … Continued