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Interactive: Explore the Ackland's 'Fortune'

Explore the Ackland Art Museum's newest exhibit "Fortune Smiles: The Tyche Foundation Gift," which includes 51 pieces of artwork donated by former Ackland Director Charles Millard. The gift is said to be the most significant the Ackland has received since the museum's opening in 1958. The exhibit debuted Sunday afternoon and will be on display through August 29.


'Tap' fundraises for safe water

While studying abroad in Panama, Stuart Powell noticed that residents had to get water from a pump in the central part of town.Powell, a junior biology major, said this experience made him realize how he takes his access as a given.


H1N1 already affecting UNC students

Senior Jill Watral returned home from the Duke Youth Programs, where she was a summer counselor, to find her sister wearing swimming goggles and rubber gloves, intent on not catching the H1N1 virus.For the next seven days, Watral communicated to people mostly from her second-story window, quarantined from the public because she had contracted what doctors believed was the virus more commonly known as swine flu.“I was so upset that I had to leave the kids, and I was just worried about what was going to happen,” Watral said. “I had a 100-degree fever.”


UNC touts new hires with data expertise

The School of Information and Library Science can now boast the $10 million research portfolio of a world-renowned digital information group. The Data Intensive Cyber Environments group, recently recruited from University of California-San Diego, collects and organizes large amounts of data and keeps it in the most recent and usable format for use. DICE's past projects have included earthquake simulation and biomedical brain imaging, but their UNC undertakings will be more academically minded.


Cafe's intimate feeling endures

Ten years ago, Tim Stambaugh sat down in the Weaver Street Market cafe to have a glass of wine and play guitar. He had no idea he was starting what would become one of Carrboro's most treasured weekly musical events. After adding guests and an amplification system, the gathering was dubbed "After Hours," and has been going on for more than 10 summers each Thursday night. "Now there's hundreds of people that come to it," Stambaugh said. But while the season started in May, this Thursday's performance was one of the last this year.


Love doctor on call

Students seeking love advice got their answer Wednesday night, even if it hurt. "Dating Doctor" David Coleman, the real-life inspiration for the 2005 movie "Hitch," gave dating wisdom to more than 150 students in the Student Union's Great Hall. "I realize I look a lot more like Kevin James than I do Will Smith," Coleman said. James plays the fumbling love-struck client, while Smith is the suave dating doctor. He started the two-hour show by telling the audience that he would be honest, even if it sounded harsh.


Singing along

CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, "Singing along" incorrectly states that Cheylaine Murchison, a junior who opened for musical act, Musiq Soulchild, sang "Fallin'" by Alicia Keys. Murchison actually performed "Killing Me Softly" by The Fugees. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.


R&B artist to sing today

Freshman Jessamyn Weis had never heard of Musiq Soulchild until her friend Nicole Powell told her to listen to the artist's 2003 album, Soulstar. She said she instantly became a fan. Now Weis, along with other attendees, will have a chance to see the three-time Grammy nominated R&B vocalist perform at 8 p.m. today in Memorial Hall. The event is presented by the Carolina Union Activities Board. "I really like his style. I can listen to it over and over again," Weis said. "A lot of popular songs get old, and I think that he has a longevity."


Levine's legal woes continue

More allegations of sexual abuse are surfacing from former patients of retired UNC pediatrician Melvin Levine. Carmen Durso, the Boston lawyer handling Levine's five pending lawsuits, said he is working with N.C. lawyer Elizabeth Kuniholm to investigate sexual abuse that might have occurred while Levine was employed at UNC from 1985 to 2006. Levine has been accused of sexually assaulting young patients starting in the late 1960s and into the 1980s while he was in Boston. "Calls are still coming in," Kuniholm said. "I investigate everyone who calls as soon as I can."


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	Explore the Ackland Art Museum’s newest exhibit “Fortune Smiles: The Tyche Foundation Gift,” which includes 51 pieces of artwork donated by former Ackland Director Charles Millard.

	The gift is said to be the most significant the Ackland has received since the museum’s opening in 1958.

	The exhibit debuted Sunday afternoon and will be on display through August 29.

	Use the left-hand navigation bar below or hover over the map’s points to view eight distinctive pieces and to hear commentary by the Ackland’s Chief Curator Peter Nisbet about each piece.

	To learn more, visit www.ackland.org.

Explore the Ackland's 'Fortune'

Explore the Ackland Art Museum’s newest exhibit “Fortune Smiles: The Tyche Foundation Gift,” which includes 51 pieces of artwork donated by former Ackland Director Charles Millard. The gift is said to be the most significant the Ackland has received since the museum’s opening in 1958. The exhibit debuted Sunday afternoon and will be on display through August 29. Use the left-hand navigation bar below or hover over the map’s points to view eight distinctive pieces and to hear commentary by the Ackland’s Chief Curator Peter Nisbet about each piece. To learn more, visit www.ackland.org.


	This interactive timeline depicts the events leading up to the Monday hearing of Demario Atwater.

	Use the right scroll bar below to navigate the timeline depicting the events surrounding the Demario Atwater trial. Click on dates to view more information and images. Note: this interactive experience includes audio.

Atwater Trial Timeline

This interactive timeline depicts the events leading up to the Monday hearing of Demario Atwater. Use the right scroll bar below to navigate the timeline depicting the events surrounding the Demario Atwater trial. Click on dates to view more information and images. Note: this interactive experience includes audio.



Photo of the Day: October 25, 2009

Seth Wright had one of the worst assignment types there is, he had to shoot a "building mug." Photojournalists are often called upon to do daily grind work, such as shots of buildings. One of the differences between a regular shooter and a great shooter comes out in these types of assignments. Rather than just shooting the building Seth stepped out, found an interesting foreground element and worked it. He slowed his shutter speed to show the movement of the water, which added further depth to a boring photo.


Tequila Thursday

 So my friends were knocking me for this last night, but I think they are excellent. Especially after I tried a tequila sunrise, which is just disgusting. Way too sweet.I was surprised no one had ever heard of doing this because I always have — try putting a little beer in your margarita.Unless you are a huge fan of tequila, beer is the perfect solution to the bite that a margarita will give you. It makes the drink less sweet - and can even fix a crappy one.


What is so hard about talking in bars? Everything.

Question: How long can someone talk to you in a bar before it gets annoying?Not long, is the answer. No, there's too many factors working against people who approach others in bars. Too many factors working against myself, even.


Football season begins

I started off the weekend walking home from work and the first thing I see is tons of girls standing around on sidewalks. Sorority rush has officially begun, and my only complaint is that it does not last longer than a week.


Party Czar's weekend round-up

I searched campus and the P2P on Aug. 22 trying to find the best parties and stories. Impromptu drinking game: drink every time you hear me introduce myself.


Trivia Tuesday's

Tonight is Tuesday. That means trivia nights.Per my usual, I recommend Linda’s because it’s small, quieter, and the perfect place to start an evening. Trivia starts at 8 p.m. downstairs in the bar, but I would get there a little bit earlier if you want to have a seat. Grab a basket of cheese fries, with bacon, and a brew of your choice. (I love bacon.)