Month: November 2011

Electronics institute honors five computer scientists

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named five computer scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as 2012 fellows. The institute is, according to its website, “the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.” Fellows, the highest level of membership …

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Exporting fried chicken, and other Southern-global pursuits

Blues played in Moscow? Southern fried chicken in Abu Dhabi? It’s all true, say writers for a new online magazine, South Writ Large, who say Southern culture is spreading internationally as people everywhere embrace its food, music, literature and more. On view at http://southwritlarge.com/, South Writ Large stems from the Global South Working Group at …

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‘Genius’ researcher, parent discuss sports concussions

“Preventing Concussion in Sport: From Lab to Law,” a seminar on Dec. 2 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will explore the personal and scientific significance of traumatic brain injuries among young athletes. The event features Kevin Guskiewicz, Ph.D., MacArthur Foundation “Genius” award winner and UNC exercise and sport science researcher, and …

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Remembering the past brings power to the present

Minrose Gwin spent years researching deep into the life of civil rights activist Medgar Evers for an academic project. To her surprise, she came away with more than one way to tell this tale of the segregated South: not only the scholarly work, but also a debut novel of note.

PlayMakers to present Albee’s Tony Award-winner ‘Virginia Woolf’

PlayMakers Repertory Company will celebrate the holidays a little differently this year, with something for those who need a night off from family activities and all the “fa-la-la.” The professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present Edward Albee’s hilarious marital slugfest “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Nov. …

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New BeingThere Centre shows the possibilities of 3-D communication

A new research centre that will develop innovative forms of advanced 3-D communication was unveiled Nov. 9 at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The BeingThere Centre is a transnational effort spearheaded by NTU, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the computer science department in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the …

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