Exploring Life's Limits on Earth

For her research on how life survives in places where it seemingly shouldn’t, Zena Cardman dove deep into a British Columbian lake with researchers from NASA and the Canadian Space Agency and dug holes in the Arctic permafrost. As a Royster Fellow, Cardman looks at methane consumption by microbes in Guaymas Basin.

Myrick becomes 48th UNC Rhodes Scholar

Senior Rachel Myrick won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship and will pursue graduate studies at Oxford University. Carolina ranks first among all major U.S. public research universities for producing the most Rhodes Scholars for the past 25 years.

BCBSNC, UNC School of Medicine Collaborate

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the School of Medicine are creating a physician assistant master’s degree program for returning military veterans. The program aims to enroll its first class in 2015.

American Indian Center’s 'beautiful mission'

It’s in Amy Locklear Hertel’s blood to give back. “Giving back – reciprocity – is a very important value in tribal communities,” said Hertel, of the Lumbee and Coharie tribes, who is director of UNC’s American Indian Center.

Nicewicz chosen for Packard Fellowship in science, engineering

David Nicewicz received a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering worth $875,000 over five years. He is UNC’s third winner of the award, which supports highly innovative professors early in their careers.

Burn center brings care to patients from N.C., beyond

The N.C. Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Hospitals serves as a hospital-within-a-hospital where burn survivors of all ages are cared for. Students from UNC and surrounding schools volunteer and intern at the center to get an education they can get nowhere else.

A new title: Robertson Scholar

Sophomore Loren Shealy is a talented player on Carolina’s field hockey team, which reached this year’s NCAA championship game for the fourth straight season. She’s also an academic star with a 4.0 G.P.A. This year Shealy garnered a new title – Robertson Scholar. It’s a title that no other Carolina or Duke athlete has ever had.

Nine scientists elected AAAS fellows

Nine scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. That’s the largest number of AAAS fellows UNC has ever had in one year; the University now has 67 association fellows.

Women’s soccer wins national championship

Tied at halftime, Carolina’s women’s soccer team scored three second-half goals to claim the 2012 NCAA title. It was UNC’s 24th NCAA championship game in the tournament’s 31-year history and the team’s 21st national crown.
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