Month: August 2013

September 2013 College calendar

 We’re excited about the new academic year, new chancellor and provost, and new colleagues and students.  We invite you to kick-start the Fall by exploring some of the special events on our September calendar: Sept. 3: Intervention in Syria? Problems, Prospects and Contexts, a roundtable discussion with scholars from history, law, communication studies, public policy, …

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Irrelevant information in medical testimonials may lead to poor consumer choices

Medical testimonials on the Internet and elsewhere present powerful personal stories and useful information, but they can also be dangerous to your health if distracting, irrelevant information leads to inappropriate treatment decisions, say researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “Distracted by Details: Narrative Influence Following Conflicting Stories” was published in July …

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Providing innovative ways to share humanities data

A new software tool developed by the UNC Digital Innovation Lab in collaboration with RENCI (UNC’s Renaissance Computing Institute) helps researchers, teachers, and community groups document history and community projects with an easy-to-use tool that builds interactive websites.

PlayMakers awarded major grants to support new season

PlayMakers Repertory Company has received several significant national grants in support of upcoming projects and productions. PlayMakers is the professional theater company in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A $250,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation of New York City will allow three more …

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