Carolina again America’s #1 best academic value
Carolina remains the #1 overall best academic value in U.S. public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The University has ranked first on the magazine’s list of schools that “deliver strong academics at affordable prices” since 1998 when Kiplinger’s began its analysis.

Lin among top 10 chemists of the decade

Chemist Wenbin Lin has been named among the “Top Ten Chemists of the Decade” by The Times Higher Education of London. The ranking covers the number of citations per academic article published. Lin’s group focuses on projects with implications for alternative renewable energy and human health.

From Kenya to Carolina, new graduate relishes literature

More than 7,000 miles separate Chapel Hill from Loiyangalani, Kenya, a village of about 1,000 people, an airstrip and few amenities. It is also home for Julie Teasdale, a December graduate and one of the only people from her village ever to attend college.

Cancer researcher Carey offers latest graduates advice

Cancer researcher Lisa Carey urged December graduates to celebrate their accomplishments and do something that will make them proud. Carey, UNC Breast Center medical director, told the graduates that they already were better and stronger than they knew.

Folklorist Ferris discusses preserving Mississippi Blues traditions

Folklorist William Ferris discusses his latest book, “Give My Poor Heart Ease,” in an interview about his work to document African-Americans who created the blues form in Mississippi. Highlights include clips of original music and photos. Ferris is the Joel Williamson Eminent Professor of History.

N.C. Cancer Hospital endowment gets boost with $2 million pledge

Leaders of sanofi-aventis, a global pharmaceutical company, have committed $2 million from the U.S. affiliate toward the North Carolina Cancer Hospital Endowment, which helps support clinical research and patient programs.
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