Avery Kleinman http://wunc.org en Hundreds Of Items From Duke-Semans Estate Up For Auction http://wunc.org/post/hundreds-items-duke-semans-estate-auction <p>This weekend, bidders will have the opportunity to take home a piece of North Carolina history when<a href="http://www.brunkauctions.com/search-catalogues/current-catalog/"> hundreds of items</a> from Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans' estate go up for auction.</p><p>Semans was a longtime Durham philanthropist and the great-granddaughter of Washington Duke, who helped to create Duke University and founded the American Tobacco Company. She passed away in early 2012, and left a lifetime's collection of art, jewelry, furniture and household items behind.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 21098 at http://wunc.org Hundreds Of Items From Duke-Semans Estate Up For Auction N.C. Musicians Among This Year's Bluegrass Award Nominees http://wunc.org/post/nc-musicians-among-years-bluegrass-award-nominees <p>The International Bluegrass Music Association's 2013 award ceremony isn't coming to Raleigh until mid-September, but the excitement has already made it to town. Fans gathered at three viewing parties Wednesday night for live announcements of the IMBA Award nominees.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:46:15 +0000 Avery Kleinman 20822 at http://wunc.org N.C. Musicians Among This Year's Bluegrass Award Nominees Could N.C. Tomatoes Provide The Key To Stopping Salmonella? http://wunc.org/post/could-nc-tomatoes-provide-key-stopping-salmonella <p>Researchers at North Carolina State University are searching for <em>Salmonella</em> in North Carolina's tomato crops.&nbsp; The bacteria causes salmonellosis, a disease that can range from uncomfortable to deadly, and tomatoes in Florida and Virginia have been the sources of outbreaks. Despite North Carolina's close proximity and similar climate, local tomatoes have been safe from the pathogen. A team of scientists from N.C. State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is investigating why.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 20683 at http://wunc.org Could N.C. Tomatoes Provide The Key To Stopping Salmonella? Duke Study Finds Improving 'Guesstimating' Can Sharpen Math Skills http://wunc.org/post/duke-study-finds-improving-guesstimating-can-sharpen-math-skills <p>You may not have heard of it, but it's a skill you probably use everyday, like when choosing the shortest line at the grocery store or the toll booth with the fewest number of cars. Approximate number math, or 'guesstimating,' is the ability to instinctively estimate quantities without counting. Researchers at Duke University set out to discover whether practicing this ability would improve symbolic math skills, like addition and subtraction.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 20418 at http://wunc.org Duke Study Finds Improving 'Guesstimating' Can Sharpen Math Skills SLIDESHOW: Restaurant Menus Provide Valuable Data On Fish Populations http://wunc.org/post/slideshow-restaurant-menus-provide-valuable-data-fish-populations <p>Duke researchers have thought up a creative way to fill in missing details about Hawaii's wild fish population: restaurant menus. &nbsp;</p><p>The colorful artifacts that tourists often save as souvenirs are filled with&nbsp;tiki-men, surfers and luau girls. But they also contain valuable information that a trio of scientists used to fill in a 45-year gap in Hawaii's official records during the mid-20th century.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 20284 at http://wunc.org SLIDESHOW: Restaurant Menus Provide Valuable Data On Fish Populations Study Reveals Poor Conditions For Female Migrant Domestic Workers http://wunc.org/post/study-reveals-poor-conditions-female-migrant-domestic-workers <p>It's not uncommon for women from developing countries to migrate to richer nations looking for jobs and better living conditions. They often find jobs as domestic workers, but all too often, these women experience abuse, illness, mental health problems and limited access to medical care once they arrive at their new homes.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 20008 at http://wunc.org Study Reveals Poor Conditions For Female Migrant Domestic Workers NC Shakespeare Festival Suspending Operations http://wunc.org/post/nc-shakespeare-festival-suspending-operations <p>The <a href="http://www.ncshakes.org/">North Carolina Shakespeare Festival</a>, known as NCShakes, has announced that it is suspending all operations, effective immediately. NCShakes, one of High Point's main cultural attractions, has brought theater lovers to the city for 36 years.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:06:14 +0000 Avery Kleinman 19999 at http://wunc.org NC Shakespeare Festival Suspending Operations N.C. Zoo's Baby Gorillas Celebrate First Birthday http://wunc.org/post/nc-zoos-baby-gorillas-celebrate-first-birthday <p>Baby gorillas Bomassa and Apollo, who were born at the North Carolina Zoo, have reached a milestone: their first birthdays.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 19871 at http://wunc.org N.C. Zoo's Baby Gorillas Celebrate First Birthday Chapel Hill 12-Year-Old Wins White House Recipe Challenge & Meets The President http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-12-year-old-wins-white-house-recipe-challenge-meets-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twelve-year-old Chapel Hill resident Vijay </span>Dey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took a special trip to the White House last week after being selected as one of 54 nationwide winners of the </span><a href="http://www.recipechallenge.epicurious.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Healthy Lunchtime Challenge</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a program sponsored by food website </span><a href="http://www.epicurious.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Epicurious</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Michelle Obama’s “</span><a href="http://www.letsmove.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Let’s Move</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” initiative. The Challenge asked young chefs to submit a healthy recipe that meets the USDA’s </span><a href="http://www.choosemyplate.gov/images/MyPlateImages/JPG/myplate_green.jpg" style="line-height: 1.5;">MyPlate standards</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, meaning half of the dish is comprised of fruits and vegetables. They also were encouraged to submit the story behind the dish.</span></p><p>Dey’s winning recipe was for Spring Rolls, a dish he said was inspired by his grandfather. “My grandpa makes that recipe and I thought it tasted really good,” Dey said. “And it fit with the MyPlate food group categories.”</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:34:32 +0000 Avery Kleinman & Laura Candler 18999 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill 12-Year-Old Wins White House Recipe Challenge & Meets The President New Study To Research Local Hurricane Evacuation Behaviors http://wunc.org/post/new-study-research-local-hurricane-evacuation-behaviors <p>A new survey will gather information about coastal residents' attitudes and behaviors regarding hurricane evacuations. For the next month, local and state emergency officials will be conducting phone interviews to find out how residents react to evacuations and how to better implement emergency practices, like transportation and sheltering decisions. The study is being conducted for North Carolina Emergency Management and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wilmington District.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Avery Kleinman 18759 at http://wunc.org New Study To Research Local Hurricane Evacuation Behaviors