UNC-Chapel Hill http://wunc.org en How The World Cup Moves Stock Prices http://wunc.org/post/how-world-cup-moves-stock-prices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the 2014 World Cup draws to a close, all eyes are on Brazil. <a href="http://faculty.london.edu/aedmans/SteelJF.pdf">Historical data</a> shows the effects of this tournament may go far beyond the walls of the stadium.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:33:48 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 38711 at http://wunc.org How The World Cup Moves Stock Prices The Magic Of Shirley Temple http://wunc.org/post/magic-shirley-temple <p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 11pt">Ringlets, a baby-doll face and a sweet singing voice may be the most recognizable aspects of Shirley Temple's famous persona.</span></p><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 15:24:26 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 36214 at http://wunc.org The Magic Of Shirley Temple Commencement Weekend: Grads Urged To Live 'Lives Of Consequence' http://wunc.org/post/commencement-weekend-grads-urged-live-lives-consequence <p>Many colleges and universities across North Carolina have added thousands of alumni.&nbsp; Students from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University were among those to turn their tassels Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br />Harvard surgeon and best-selling author Atul Gawande spoke at UNC's commencement. The theme of Gawande's speech was how to find the right place to live and work after graduation.<br /><br />"One thing I came to realize after college was that the search for purpose is really a search for a place, not an idea," says Gawande.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:37:11 +0000 Will Michaels 35324 at http://wunc.org Commencement Weekend: Grads Urged To Live 'Lives Of Consequence' Meet Terri Phoenix http://wunc.org/post/meet-terri-phoenix <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Terri Phoenix (T) grew up always feeling like an outsider. As a young child in a poor, fragmented family, Terri moved around more than ten times before starting high school and was always the "new kid."</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:35:15 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 34155 at http://wunc.org Meet Terri Phoenix UNC: Report Discredits Willingham Findings http://wunc.org/post/unc-report-discredits-willingham-findings <p>An independent review is discrediting the findings of a whistleblower at UNC-Chapel Hill.</p><p>Mary Willingham is an academic advisor at UNC-Chapel Hill who first blew the whistle on no-show classes two years ago. More recently she claimed that one-fourth of all Carolina athletes were reading at our below a fourth-grade level.</p><p>UNC-Chapel Hill officials disputed the methods she used in making that assertion. The school hired three professors at other institutions to review Willingham’s data.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:03:57 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 33670 at http://wunc.org UNC: Report Discredits Willingham Findings Undocumented UNC Student Body President Candidate Garners National Attention http://wunc.org/post/undocumented-unc-student-body-president-candidate-garners-national-attention <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.emiliosbp.com/">Emilio Vicente</a> says he ran for student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill because he wanted to give a voice to the voiceless at his school. But as gay, undocumented Latino student, Emilio <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/opinion/bruni-emilios-great-race.html?_r=1">gained national attention</a>. He recently lost the race to fellow student Andrew Powell.<br /> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:54:45 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 31066 at http://wunc.org Undocumented UNC Student Body President Candidate Garners National Attention Indie-Pop Band Morning Brigade Previews Sophomore Album http://wunc.org/post/indie-pop-band-morning-brigade-previews-sophomore-album <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font size="3"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><i>Above Our Heads</i></span></font><font size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">, the first album by Chapel Hill band Morning Brigade, took an in-depth look at love and relationships. Their second album offers an even more vulnerable examination of these themes. Songwriter and vocalist Peter Vance finds inspiration and catharsis in writing about his personal history and medical struggles. </span></font></span></font> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:49:12 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30204 at http://wunc.org Indie-Pop Band Morning Brigade Previews Sophomore Album The Politics of Disgust http://wunc.org/post/politics-disgust <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Feelings of</span></font><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><b> </b></span></font><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">disgust can be a useful in navigating environmental threats. When we are disgusted, we avoid contaminated or poisonous things. But new research shows that disgust may also subconsciously influence our political and moral judgments.&nbsp;Psychology professor <a href="http://www.peezer.net/">David Pizarro</a> examines the ways disgust affects decision-making in the political realm. </span></font></span></font> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:45:03 +0000 Frank Stasio & Meghan Modafferi 29634 at http://wunc.org The Politics of Disgust The UNC-Chapel Hill Sports/Academic Scandal - A Quick Rundown http://wunc.org/post/unc-chapel-hill-sportsacademic-scandal-quick-rundown <p></p><p>Over the past week, a new iteration of the UNC-Chapel Hill sports/academic scandal has been <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/07/us/ncaa-athletes-reading-scores/">making headlines</a>.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 23:33:07 +0000 WUNC News 29133 at http://wunc.org The UNC-Chapel Hill Sports/Academic Scandal - A Quick Rundown UNC Researchers Convert Solar Energy Into Fuel http://wunc.org/post/unc-researchers-convert-solar-energy-fuel <p>The Frontier Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill has built a system that converts solar energy into fuel, so power can be used even after the sun sets.&nbsp; The US Department of Energy is funding the research.</p><p>Instead of storing solar electricity in an expensive battery, researchers use the sun's energy to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen. &nbsp;Two of the Center's papers about the process were recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 12:19:01 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 28993 at http://wunc.org UNC Researchers Convert Solar Energy Into Fuel