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Shapiro’s award for literature is ‘very sweet’

Alan Shapiro, Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing, received a North Carolina Award for Literature at a ceremony on November 13. The awards, given for literature, public service, science and fine arts, are the highest civilian honor in the state. Shapiro is the author of 12 books of poetry (including Night of the…

A salute to Veterans

On a sunny morning under blue skies, about 80 people from the Carolina community gathered Tuesday between Phillips and Memorial halls to celebrate and thank those who have worn military uniforms – American veterans. The Carolina Alumni Memorial in Memory of Those Lost in Military Service is a space on Cameron Avenue marked with low…

Kenan-Flagler MBA Program ranked No. 12 by Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked the full-time MBA Program at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School as No. 12 in the United States – up five spots from the 2012 ranking – in its new rankings released today. “Our goal is to ensure that the education, experiences and career opportunities we offer our students…

Ranger Challenge Part II: The Competition

Eleven UNC-Chapel Hill Army ROTC cadets trained 40 times over 53 days to participate in the Oct. 17-18 Ranger Challenge. As we celebrate Veterans Day – and all who have served and continue to serve our country – we tell and show their story. Monday – Part I: The Training Today – Part II: The…

Ranger Challenge Part I: The Training

Eleven UNC-Chapel Hill Army ROTC cadets trained 40 times over 53 days to participate in the Oct. 17-18 Ranger Challenge. As we celebrate Veterans Day – and all who have served and continue to serve our country – we tell and show their story. Today – Part I: The Training Tuesday – Part II: The…

Happy Birthday, Rameses!

He saw Gio’s punt return. He saw Connor’s kick. He saw Dre’Bly and Julius Peppers, Chris Keldorf and T.J. Yates, LT, Charlie Justice, Chris Hanburger and William Fuller. He’s been a constant on the sideline at Kenan Stadium. Saturday marks the 90th birthday of Carolina’s beloved ram mascot, Rameses. With a team called the Tar…

Generating a buzz

When a trio of undergraduate students signed up for a study abroad course, they expected to learn about global business. What they found was inspiration to start a business of their own. In the summer of 2013, Chris Jones, Joey Skavroneck and Parker Draughon travelled to India on a Global Immersion Elective (GIE). Between company…

Unique program targets psychology undergrads

Undergraduate psychology majors in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now have an opportunity to complete an academic internship, thanks to a gift from an anonymous Tar Heel donor. The Karen M. Gil Internship Program in Psychology was launched this fall and offers extensive psychology and…

Helping hand — in 3D

Jeff Powell has been building things for as long as he can remember. “I played with Legos all the time when I was young,” he said. “I’ve always been interested in taking things apart and seeing how they work.” Powell, a senior in biomedical engineering in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently applied that…

Drug discovery center draws on UNC bench science

When Stephen Frye completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at Carolina in 1987, he set out to make a difference. As a chemist concerned with hard-to-cure diseases, he spent 20 years at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), eventually working his way up to Worldwide Vice President of Discovery Medicinal Chemistry. “When I finished up at Carolina, I felt that…