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Global Gap Year Fellowship Broadens Students’ Classrooms

April 17, 2014

The highly selective Global Gap Year Fellowship is awarded to seven high school graduates who have been admitted to Carolina through the early action deadline. Once admitted, students must submit a separate application for the fellowship that describes their goals for completing an international year of service. The nine-month fellowship, made possible by an anonymous… Read more »

The 2014 Diversity Award winners pose with Chancellor Carol L. Folt prior to the awards ceremony. From left are (front row) Amy Locklear Hertel, Patricia Parker, Whitney Sewell, Folt, Morgan Johnson and Taffye Clayton. In the back row are Megan McCurley, Kevin Claybren, Ping Nguyen, Ronny Bell and Jeff Bloomfield.

Eight Recognized for Important Contributions to Diversity

April 17, 2014

Eight people or groups are being recognized with 2014 University Diversity Awards for their accomplishments in diversity and inclusion. The awards were to be presented during an April 15 reception in Wilson Library’s Pleasants Family Assembly Room. “These are the people and organizations who are working to provide a clear example of fostering inclusive excellence,”… Read more »

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Alexandra Cousteau to Bring Family Legacy to Campus Earth Week

April 15, 2014

Alexandra Cousteau, filmmaker and granddaughter of Jacques-Ives Cousteau, will deliver the campus earth week keynote address on Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The Stone Center is at 150 South Road on the Carolina campus.  The lecture is free and open to… Read more »

UNC global hydrologist Tamlin Pavelsky studies how to get more accurate estimates of the world’s freshwater supply.

Finding Fresh Water

How much fresh water is there around the world? The question seems as if it would be easy to answer, but University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Tamlin Pavelsky will tell you that’s not the case. It turns out, the best estimate available for the total amount of water flowing through our rivers could be off… Read more »

Turvey (third from left) with colleagues in India before giving a lecture.

Turvey Operates and Lectures in India

April 11, 2014

Timothy A. Turvey, professor and chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, recently traveled to India, where he lectured and operated at multiple sites. During his visit he participated in the Sixth Annual Workshop on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, sponsored by the Mahatma Ghandi Memorial Medical Center in Navi, Mumbai; the 18th National… Read more »

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PlayMakers Presents Regional Premiere of “Hold These Truths”

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premiere of “Hold These Truths,” written by Jeanne Sakata, April 23-27. The production is the last in the 2013-2014 PRC² series, which features performances of topical plays coupled with engaging post-show discussions with the creative artists and other panelists. PlayMakers is the professional theater company in residence at… Read more »