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October 2007

Photo: FedEx Global Education Center

FedEx Global Education Center advances priority

Carolina has dedicated the FedEx Global Education Center, bringing international studies and research under one roof and advancing a major academic priority of preparing students for success in an increasingly connected world. The center is funded by sources including the 2000 Higher Education Bond Referendum and private gifts, including $5 million from FedEx Corp.
Photo: Chancellor James Moeser

Chancellor's Search Committee seeks broad input

The 21-member search committee seeking a successor for Chancellor James Moeser invites the Carolina family, community leaders and the general public to share input at forums this month in Chapel Hill and via email and mail addresses. Nelson Schwab III, immediate past chair of the Board of Trustees, chairs the committee.
Photo: Michael Hunt, Everett H. Emerson Professor of History

Hunt praises global efforts, offers ideas for future

Michael Hunt, Everett H. Emerson Professor of History, praised Carolina's recent globalization advances and challenged the faculty and University to pursue a prominent role in American civic life on pressing international issues. His remarks came at the traditional University Day convocation celebrating Carolina's 214th birthday.
Photo: Class at the Kenan-Flagler Business School

Wall Street Journal ranks MBA program 6th

The Wall Street Journal ranked the Kenan-Flagler Business School sixth in its list of master of business administration degree programs based on surveys of corporate recruiters. Among "most improved schools," recruiters ranked Kenan-Flagler seventh in a tie with the London Business School.
Photo: Class

Anonymous gift creates professorships

A $5 million gift from an anonymous donor will increase the number of first-year students in the honors program by 30 percent and recognize the contributions of two alumni — Peter Grauer and William B. Harrison Jr. — by creating five new professorships in their names.
Photo: Dr. Myron S. Cohen, associate vice chancellor for global health in the medical school

Global health institute aims to improve lives

The University has launched an Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases to extend and enhance ongoing research efforts to improve the lives of people around the world. The institute, based in the School of Medicine, will build on Carolina's current global health presence in about 50 countries.