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Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

Gene Interacts with Stress and Leads to Heart Disease in Some People

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  DURHAM, N.C. – A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress.

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Voter Suppression:  One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

Voter Suppression: One More Round The Ground Game - Getting Out the Vote

By Peter Grear

Educate, organize and mobilize -- Around 30 days and counting, this election season is in the home stretch.  The highest profile race is for US Senate between Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.  

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

Voter Suppression: JUDGES MATTER Mobilize! Mobilize! Mobilize!

by Peter Grear

As we draw nearer to D-day, November 4, 2014, the political parties, candidates and pressure groups are identifying their issues, slates and strategies to win.  My title to this week’s commentary makes a gross understatement, judges matter. 

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UNCW Launches Series of Public Forums with Panel Discussion on Federal Deficit April 18

Written by Featured Organization on 07 April 2011.

Wilmington, N.C. - The University of North Carolina Wilmington is bringing the expertise of its faculty, staff and members of the local community together to discuss major political and societal issues through a series of free public forums. The first forum in the series, which will be held Monday, April 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. in UNCW's Warwick Center, will explore “The Federal Deficit: What it Means and Why Should You Care?”

“We wanted to develop a forum series that would help members of the public understand the complexities of some of the major issues facing us as a nation, and how those issues affect us at the state and local levels as well,” said Tom Barth, interim vice chancellor for UNCW’s Division for Public Service and Continuing Studies, which is co-sponsoring the forum with the Cameron School of Business. “UNCW has a great deal of faculty and staff expertise in many areas, and we want to make that knowledge available to people in the community.” 

The deficit forum will be moderated by Milan Dluhy, faculty member in UNCW’s Department of Public and International Affairs, and will feature the following panelists: 

• Tom Simpson, UNCW Executive in Residence in Economics and Finance and a former member of the Federal Reserve Board, will give an overview of the federal deficit from a national perspective. 
• Mark Lanier, UNCW Chancellor’s Office, will discuss the impact of the federal deficit and related issues on the state budget process 
• Sterling Cheatham, Wilmington City Manager, will bring the issue to the local level, discussing the city’s budget process and the change in availability of federal funds 
• A representative of the local business community who will share the impact of the deficit on business growth and development in the Wilmington area 

A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion. 

“We hope that people will leave this session with a better understanding of what the federal deficit is, how it has grown to its current size, how it affects us in southeastern North Carolina, and some of the options for beginning to decrease it,” said Barth. “We hope people will find these forums informative and provide them with information they need to make decisions as citizens and voters.” 

Barth said he anticipates that UNCW will offer the forums three to four times a year. 


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