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Peck Gift of 17th Century European Masterworks Has Profound Impact on UNC

December 15, 2017

When Carolina alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, gave a rare collection of 17th-century European masterworks — including seven Rembrandts — to the Ackland Art Museum, it became the nation’s first public university art museum to own a collection of Rembrandt drawings and one of only two universities to do so. The gift further established the Ackland… Read more »

Postdoc Bezençon Receives University of Basel Thesis Award

December 15, 2017

Jacqueline Bezençon, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy, received the 2017 Irma Tschudi-Steiner Award for the best female pharmaceutical sciences Ph.D. thesis at the University of Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Bezençon is a postdoc in the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics at UNC…. Read more »

Carolina Indian Circle Hosted 3rd Annual Cultural Show

December 14, 2017

The Carolina Union’s auditorium was nearly packed with spectators from all across campus and the surrounding communities to support the Carolina Indian Circle’s 3rd Annual Cultural Showcase on Nov. 29, 2017 . Carolina Indian Circle (CIC) is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s American Indian student interest group. The group’s goal was to offer… Read more »

December Graduate Amaya Martinez Mesa Found Home at Carolina

December 14, 2017

Martinez Mesa will graduate with about 500 of her classmates during the Winter Commencement ceremony at the Dean Smith Center on Sunday. Her journey to this point started in Havana, Cuba, where she lived until she was 12, before moving with her family to Florida. At Carolina, Martinez Mesa stepped out of her comfort zone to try new things.

Kabanov to Lead Russian-American Science Society

December 13, 2017

Alexander “Sasha” Kabanov is the president-elect of the Russian-American Science Association. Kabanov was elected to his new post at the organization’s annual meeting at Northwestern University in Chicago on Nov. 4 and 5, where he also received the George Gamow Award for his work in drug delivery. He is the Mescal Swaim Ferguson Distinguished Professor at… Read more »

Chinese Cardiologists Visit UNC Medical Center as Part of American Heart Association Collaboration

December 11, 2017

“Time is muscle” is a saying used by physicians to express the importance of quick treatment in patients experiencing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a very serious type of heart attack that can leave patients with chronic heart failure or send them into sudden cardiac arrest.  Guidelines established by the American Heart Association (AHA), including… Read more »

Annual Learning Through Languages Symposium Kicks Off North Carolina Day of Multilingualism

December 11, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University will host the third annual Learning Through Languages Research Symposium at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC on Dec. 13 from 10:45 to 2:30. The symposium will be the marquee event for the North Carolina Consular Corps’ inaugural statewide Day of Multilingualism, which focuses on the value of lifelong language learning.