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Tar Heel Bus Tour 2006

Here is a look back in pictures at some of what this year's Tar Heel Bus Tour participants saw and learned:

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Photos above from left to right (All photos by Justin Smith):

  1. Chancellor James Moeser (kneeling), Student Body President James Allred and Charles Sanders plant a poplar sapling, symbolic of the Davie Poplar on the UNC campus during the first tour stop in Halifax.

  2. Chancellor Moeser listens as Professor Christopher Armitage, portraying William Richardson Davie, explains Davie's role in founding the university.

  3. Tar Heel Bus Tour participants pose for a group shot in Halifax at an historic home in which UNC founder William R. Davie lived.

  4. Tour participants see a mobile health clinic in Rocky Mount.

  5. Faculty members had the chance to learn first hand about how hurricanes have affected water quality in the state during a visit to the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences and a boat trip to Shackleford Banks.

  6. Once at Shackleford Banks Bus Tour trip members took in some of the beauty of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

  7. Tar Heel Bus Tour participants Joseph Templeton, right, and Gwendolyn Sherwood are greeted by students at B.F. Grady Elementary School in Duplin County. Templeton is the newly elected faculty chair.

  8. Tom Wiebe, program coordinator at the Carolina Living and Learning Center in Chatham County, talked about the 79-acre center's organic farm and the service, training and research efforts that have made the center an international model for the treatment of autism.

  9. The Carolina Living and Learning Center in Chatham County, where participants learned about the center's integrated vocational and residential program for autistic adults run by UNC-Chapel Hill's Division TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children). Gary Mesibov, director of Division TEACCH, is pictured.

  10. Mai Thi Nguyen, an assistant professor of City and Regional Planning, talks with UNC law student Thomas Powers about work being done in the Moore County community of Jackson Hamlet.

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