Stories From Feb 2013

Feb 28, 2013 | Macon County News (blog)

210th National Guard learns Dari culture

A new partnership with the NC National Guard is part of a larger joint endeavor connecting the UNC system and the military across the state. Dwight Stephens, foreign languages and literatures, featured.

Feb 28, 2013

A spring break devoted to serving others

Brittney Garcia could spend her spring break relaxing and catching up on sleep. Instead, the senior International Studies major is leading a team of students on a trip to Guatemala where they will focus on gender issues in Guatemalan society.

Feb 27, 2013 | U.S. News University Directory

Few pre-med students hope to go into primary care

A 2012 study by researchers from NC State University, East Carolina University and Yeshiva University's Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that students who valued earning a high salary or anticipated having a lot of student debt were significan...

Feb 25, 2013 | Organizational Communication in the News

Working from home: the end of productivity or the future of work?

Internet giant Yahoo has reportedly notified its employees they'll no longer be allowed to work from home. Joann Keyton, communication, suggests some key takeaways on the story.

Feb 23, 2013 | Solares Hill

Study findings support release of mosquitoes

A controversial proposal to release genetically engineered mosquitoes has been met with some very vocal opposition in the past, but a new study has found that a majority of Florida Keys residents support using the technology. Michael Cobb, political sc...

Feb 19, 2013 | New York Times

When mutant mosquitoes attack

Scientists consider using genetically modified mosquitoes to combat deadly diseases in the developing world. Nora Haenn, anthropology, featured.

Feb 17, 2013

“Fake It So Real” Gets Real Recognition

Robert Greene (Film Studies ’00) discovered his passion for film during an Intro to Film course just over a decade ago. His most recent documentary, "Fake It So Real," follows a group of Lincolnton, NC, men who give new meaning to the term “weekend warriors” as they set up rings and suit up as pro wrestlers. "Fake It So Real" has been included on "Best Of" lists by Roger Ebert, the New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal.

Feb 13, 2013

Letters Home

While Maryam Mohaghegh may not be able to send express mail home due to current sanctions, she is doing one better — working on the Farsi editions of National Geographic magazine.

Feb 11, 2013

Alum helps produce winning Super Bowl commercial

On Super Bowl Sunday, more than 108 million Americans crowded around their televisions. Some were in it solely for the game, and others were interested in the commercials. Chris Crutchfield (Communication '06) was one watching the commercials closely. He had worked on a commercial for a Doritos-sponsored contest. But no one knew whether the commercial would be one of the top two contest entries and earn airtime. The commercial Crutchfield produced did air during the Super Bowl. Although he and his team didn't win any monetary awards, their efforts continue to win them recognition.

Feb 11, 2013

February 2013 Student of the Month

Kalavik McNamara is a junior in Spanish Teacher Education. She is in the University Honors Program and Teaching Fellows Program. She has studied abroad in Costa Rica, is a resident advisor, and is a member of the State Chorale and Club Tennis Team.