Campus Updates

Campus events go beyond March Madness

March means basketball tournament time for many folks, but there’s a jam-packed schedule of other events at Carolina this month. Look through the list below for details on some, and also check out the University’s events calendar for many more. March 2-30: Heterotopias, an exhibit of collages by art professor elin o’Hara slavick. Horace Williams…

DDTI marks 50 years of advocating for people with disabilities

Since its founding in 1963, the School of Social Work’s Developmental Disabilities Training Institute (DDTI) has worked to ensure the well-being and inclusion of people with intellectual, developmental, and co-occurring disabilities. Much of the institute’s focus has centered on providing training and technical assistance to the professionals and paraprofessionals serving the state’s I/DD population. The…

Native Leadership Symposium to focus on how modern Indian Nations work

Four American Indian tribal leaders will share their perspectives on “Transformative Leadership: Sovereignty in Action” on March 6 at the 2014 UNC Native Leadership Symposium at UNC’s George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Frank Ettawageshik, executive director of the United Tribes of Michigan, will give the keynote address at 11 a.m. After a short break, a…

How sweet it is — especially for this Kenan-Flagler grad

While the word “caramel” conjures up images of a chewy sweet treat in American minds, in China there is no translation for “caramel.” So the marketing team launching Hershey’s Lancaster caramels, the iconic company’s first new brand in 30 years, created a new word to describe the product. Hershey’s trademarked its own Mandarin word for…

Fatoumata Diawara Rescheduled for April 11

Carolina Performing Arts at UNC-Chapel Hill has rescheduled Fatoumata Diawara, one of two headliners from One Night in Bamako, for Friday, April 11 following the cancellation of the February 14 performance that was set to feature Diawara and fellow Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate. Perpetuating Mali’s rich musical tradition, Fatoumata Diawara combines songs about love, politics…

UNC medical student is 2014-2015 Gates Cambridge Scholar

A medical student has been named the second Gates Cambridge Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Casey Allison Rimland, daughter of Randy and Melodee Rimland of Charlotte, is a medical and doctoral student in the UNC School of Medicine. She is part of both the National Institutes of Health Cambridge Scholars…

Morehead-Cain Scholar selected as 2014-2015 Luce Scholar

The newest Luce Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is Joël Joseph Hage of Greensboro, a senior Morehead-Cain Scholar who is fluent in five languages. His major is in global studies with a minor in Arabic, both in the College of Arts and Sciences. Hage is one of 18 American students…

Ramsey elected to National Academy of Engineering

Mike Ramsey, a chemistry professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to a scientist or engineer. Ramsey is the Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, director of the Center for Biomedical Microtechnologies and a founding…