UNC in the News: Turn Down the Tunes to Save Your Ears
USA Today features Audiology graduate student Mary Owen and Professor Deanna Meinke and a program they're involved in that uses sound-meter-equipped mannequins to save ears.
UNC Professor of English Lahcen Ezzaher is already preparing for this summer, when he will embark on a year-long NEH fellowship to work on a groundbreaking Arabic-to-English translation of 12th Century philosopher Averroes' commentary on Aristotle's "Rhetoric."
Kristina Phillips and her colleagues are currently collecting data on a range of marijuana-related factors that may be impacting academic success among university students.
UNC research, amounting to $20 million in external funding over the past two years, includes faculty studying traumatic brain injuries and concussions, snake venom in cancer treatments, biofuel alternatives from a "diesel tree," West Nile virus, noise-induced hearing loss and prevention, lasers to monitor volcanoes, and bats.