Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD at his Nobel reception on the UNC campus in October. Photo by Max England.

Sancar Awarded Key to the City of Chapel Hill

November 24, 2015

Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, who will go to Sweden in two weeks to accept the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was awarded a key to the city of Chapel Hill while being recognized by Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt and the town council in a ceremony on November 23 at Town Hall. Sancar, the Sarah Graham… Read more »

Mike and Robbie Ruffin

MPA Alumnus Takes an Unforgettable Trip to Paris

November 24, 2015

Mike Ruffin and his wife Robbie had finally taken the trip they had been planning for years: a whirlwind tour of European cities—London, Amsterdam, Rome, Venice, Florence, Innsbruck, Munich, Heidelberg, Boppard, Lucerne, and a final two nights in Paris. On their last night, Friday, November 13, they dined at a neighborhood restaurant and went back… Read more »

James Williams

Williams Named UNC’s 17th Marshall Scholar

November 24, 2015

James Williams, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, a graduate studies scholarship to study at a United Kingdom institution in any field of study. Williams is one of 40 Americans selected today for the one and two year awards, which… Read more »

Benjamin Frey

Soaking in the Cherokee Language

November 23, 2015

Each Tuesday, a group of Carolina students and a professor have been fighting the midafternoon energy spiral with a steaming pot of coffee, cookies and a dose of Cherokee language immersion. Benjamin Frey, a professor in the College of Arts and Science’s Department of American Studies, dreamt up the idea of an out-of-class language experience while he… Read more »


Students Create Day of the Dead Display

November 19, 2015

In early November, the Social Work Student Organization (SoWoSO)’s International Caucus (co-chaired by Naomi Broadway) organized a Day of the Dead altar in the School of Social Work’s lobby, in coordination with the Latin@ Caucus. Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in much of Latin America. “I wanted it to be an opportunity for the UNC Social… Read more »

Carolina physicist John Wilkerson was one of several UNC professors who were once part of a project that recently won the Nobel Prize for Physics. Wilkerson is pictured here at a lab in a former gold mine in South Dakota. Fall 2013 photo by Benjamin Brayfield, Rapid City Journal.

UNC Physicists Contributed to Breakthrough Prize-Winning Projects

November 19, 2015

Five physicists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are part of Breakthrough Prize-winning collaborations recognized for the “fundamental discovery and exploration of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics.” Prizes from the Breakthrough Foundation honor important work in physics, genetics, cosmology, neurology and… Read more »

Johnson with the inaugural War Heroes’ Scholars.

Thomas N.P. Johnson III Establishes War Heroes’ Nursing Scholarships

November 19, 2015

The School of Nursing is pleased to announce the War Heroes’ Nursing Scholarships Fund, generously established by Thomas N.P. Johnson III to support five named merit scholarships for graduate or undergraduate nursing students at the UNC Chapel Hill. The inaugural recipients of these scholarships all participate in SON’s newly formed military student group. Of his generosity Tom explains that he… Read more »

This year's winning exhibit, 'A Day of Remembrance,' created by Interpreter Services.

UNC Health Care Hosts 10th Annual Multicultural Fair

November 19, 2015

The celebration in the UNC Hospital lobbies stimulated the senses on Friday, Nov. 6. The 10th Annual Multicultural Fair was in full swing. Employees, visitors and patients picked up their “passports” and started on their cultural journey. The vibrant colors of exhibits and cultural attire caught the attention of participants and encouraged them to interact with… Read more »

“Munich from a Bird’s Eye View,” Nicole Leonard ’15. Leonard took this photo while traveling in Europe during a study abroad program in Florence, Italy.

UNC Ranks in Top 25 US Universities for Study Abroad

November 19, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 22nd among all U.S. higher education institutions for the number of students earning credit for study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. This is UNC-Chapel Hill’s first ranking on the Open Doors’ top 25 list,… Read more »