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Our media habits

Television beats the rest—really?! Gallup’s daily feeds usually provide interesting tidbits about the U.S. and the world. Yesterday’s report is sobering. Television is the main place Americans say they turn to for news about current events (55%), leading the Internet, at 21%. Nine percent say newspapers or other print publications… Read More

Leaning in

Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In I’m reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead. A colleague lent it to me or I might not have read it so quickly. (Thanks Julie!) Sandberg talks about ways in which cultural expectations of women, women’s attitudes toward risk,… Read More

Bugs vs. Drugs: Local and Global

  This morning, I welcomed participants to the second day of the One Medicine Symposium, “Bugs vs. Drugs,” which focused on the origins and impacts of antimicrobial resistance on human and animal health. In the last week we’ve had several discussions about our School’s roles in global public health and… Read More

Faculty member Bob Millikan dies

Share Tragic loss Faculty member Bob Millikan passed away October 7. His death was sudden, although it followed an illness of several years. Many of us were stunned, shocked and deeply saddened. We were overcome with a great sense of loss. Full obituary: Robert Millikan, cancer researcher, gentle colleague, dies… Read More

I voted today: election special

I voted today. Please vote as soon as you are able. It’s great that we have the early voting option in N.C. and many other states. Almost no wait, choice of dates and locations – what a deal! No matter which candidates you support for President and other important offices, please… Read More