Month: August 2011

Faison wins UNC scholarship in creative writing

Anna K. Faison of Aiken, S.C., has been awarded a Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a full four-year scholarship in creative writing to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the scholarship program in the College of Arts and Sciences, which was established in 2001 with a gift to …

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One of world’s leading orchestras to open Carolina Performing Arts’ season

The spirited and unconventional Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen orchestra will open Carolina Performing Arts’ 2011-2012 season with two concerts showcasing the timeless power of works by Beethoven, Haydn and Schoenberg. In its only U.S. concert of 2011 and the first in more than a year, the orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 and …

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PlayMakers PRC2 series opens with ‘A Number’

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s PRC 2 second-stage series will open its fifth season with playwright Caryl Churchill’s intensely charged family drama with a twist, “A Number,” Sept. 7-11. PlayMakers, the professional theater company in residence in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, also has announced that “The Amish Project” has joined the PRC2 lineup, to run …

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Bowles to discuss budget deficit, spending and taxes

Erskine Bowles, co-chair of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and president emeritus of the University of North Carolina, will speak on Sept. 8 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “The Deficit, Spending and Taxes” will be the title of the free public lecture at 5:30 p.m. in Gerrard …

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President Obama’s former press secretary to speak Sept. 13

Robert Gibbs, former press secretary to President Barack Obama, will discuss “Communicating through the Chaos” of American politics Sept. 13 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Eve M. Carson Memorial Speaker Series will bring Gibbs to campus for the Hunt and Hillard Gold ’39 Lecture. He will speak at 7 p.m. …

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Screenwriter/producer of ‘The Wire,’ ‘Homicide’ to speak Sept. 26

David Simon, screenwriter and producer of the TV series “The Wire” and “Homicide: Life of the Street,” will speak Sept. 26 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Simon will discuss “The End of the American Century and the Triumph of Capital Over Labor” at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. The lecture is …

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Book reveals lessons learned from foreclosure crisis, guides to recovery

As the nation works to restore a vibrant housing market, a new book by researchers in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences tells what really caused the foreclosure crisis and how to rebuild a safe and sustainable U.S. housing finance system. “Our study of 46,000 low-income families who received home loans and managed to repay …

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Developing a successful prevention program for postpartum OCD

Jonathan Abramowitz

The birth of a baby can elicit many emotions, from joy and excitement to fear and uncertainty. But it can also trigger unexpected difficulties with anxiety, in particular with postpartum Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Now University of Miami (UM) and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have developed an effective program for the prevention of postpartum obsessive compulsive …

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