From the time she was small, Debra J. Barksdale thought big. At the age of 9, she was inspired by the television show Julia, starring Diahann Carroll as a black American nurse. “Everything I did from that point on was so that I could be a nurse,” she says.
The day may be gray and rainy, but a green dinosaur and blue dragon can usually brighten things up considerably.
Some look familiar. Some look strange. All are images submitted by students and faculty to a scientific art competition sponsored by Carolina’s Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL).
Heather Munroe-Blum believes innovation at Carolina is as old as the University itself. Innovation began when Carolina did, 217 years ago, with the rise of a public university predicated on the then radical notion that the public had an innate intelligence that, if unlocked, would greatly benefit the state, she said.
In high school Tripp Gobble would drive an hour from Louisburg, North Carolina, to hear his favorite bands at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro.