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Psychiatrists making house calls

Carol VanderZwaag, aka Dr. V, has visited Tony once this week, but he still has some problems he needs to discuss, most of them concerning his calico cat, Daisy. She has a urinary tract infection and scratched Tony when he tried to give her the medication. “Did you try mixing it in the soft food?”…

‘Welcome to the Carolina century’

The most recent University Day was probably the best-attended one ever, with an estimated 1,100 people in Memorial Auditorium. The day also had other aspects that set it apart. First with birthday party items like balloons, buttons and a giant birthday card; First to have faculty, staff and students process together under their school or…

Crafting a road map to innovation

The innovative research and work conducted by Carolina faculty and students can sometimes get stuck in a lab and often go unnoticed by the public. But on October 9, Carolina’s innovation was on full display as researchers, filmmakers and inventors showcased their work on Polk Place in the form of large “pods” that exhibited six…

Following in the first footsteps

As resident of Old East, Michael Edmundson is literally following in the footsteps of the University of North Carolina’s first students. When he returns to his dorm every day, he walks through the doorway that Carolina students have been using since the first day of classes at the University. “It’s very cool to know that…

‘And then there were two’

Wednesday the sun remembered to shine on Carolina, Chancellor Carol L. Folt said. Even before sunrise, the spotlight found Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the School of Medicine. When he got a 5 a.m. phone call from Stockholm, he was still sleeping. “My wife picked up the phone…

Carolina to celebrate University Day Oct. 12

Chancellor Carol L. Folt will deliver a keynote address on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s rich history as the nation’s first public university and its bright future as a top, global, public research institution at University Day on Oct. 12. This year’s celebration marks Carolina’s 222nd birthday and will take place at…

Carolina scientist Aziz Sancar awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Aziz Sancar, a biochemist who has exquisitely mapped part of the DNA repair system in cancer cells, has been honored this year with the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden announced Oct. 7. Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine, received the…

Carolina physicists played key roles in Nobel Award-winning project

Canadian scientist Arthur B. McDonald, one of two scientists awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics, led a research project that included physicists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The prize was announced Oct. 6 by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. McDonald, of Queens University in Ontario, was director of the…