October 3, 2007 edition


The University Board of Trustees on Sept. 26 unanimously approved the plan for Carolina North to develop 250 acres of the nearly 1,000-acre site during the next half-century.

The trustees’ action clears the way for the plan to be reviewed and approved by the Chapel Hill Town Council.

The plan anticipates that 2.5 million square feet of building space will be completed over the first 15 years along the eastern boundary of the property bordering Martin Luther King Boulevard. The first of those projects will be a new 85,000-square-foot Innovation Center for which the University has already requested a special-use permit to begin construction.

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When visiting San Francisco, most tourists flock to see the Golden Gate Bridge, the internationally recognized symbol of the city, considered the engineering marvel of its age when the bridge opened in 1937.

Seventy years later, the San Francisco marvel that has caught the eye of Carolina’s Mark Crowell lies on the edge of the city in Mission Bay. Crowell is associate vice chancellor for economic development and technology transfer.

Once an industrial wasteland, Mission Bay is now home to a satellite campus for the University of California at San Francisco and, next to it, the burgeoning life science complex that is being developed by Alexandria Real Estate Equities of Pasadena, Calif.

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A philosopher who has interests in metaphysics and the mathematics of logic, a geneticist who is working to develop cancer therapies, a computer scientist who specializes in bioinformatics and data mining, and a historian who studies the African-American experience in the American South have received the 2007 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty.

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Seven Carolina employees were recognized for their outstanding contributions Sept. 24 at a luncheon at the Carolina Inn. Five people received the Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence and two received the Excellence in Management Awards.

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Campus-based tuition over the past decade has played a pivotal role in generating revenue to bolster faculty pay to keep Carolina competitive.

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Moeser announces he will step down as chancellor next summer
Leaders praise Moeser's legacy
Moeser touches on achievements, challenges
Campus milestones during Moeser's tenure
Trustees approve plan for Carolina North campus
Innovation Center designed to put Carolina North on the map

Four faculty members receive Hettleman Prizes
University awards recognize 2007 employee excellence
Trustees to consider campus-based tuition increases


bullet Carolina First: Gift of the Month            
bullet All paychecks to become electronic in 2008
bullet Faculty Council news: Council weighs proposed BOG employment code changes
bullet State Health Plan advises careful evaluation of health-care needs
bullet PeopleSoft chosen to implement all of ERP initiative
bullet Input needed before extending smoke-free boundary
bullet Class of ‘05 honors Carolina’s 9-11 victims 
bullet SECC KICKOFF: Carolina Cares, Giving for a Brighter Tomorrow
bullet Schwab to chair chancellor search committee
bullet Public policy institute director to speak Oct. 11
bullet FYI Research: Eating habits may change during pregnancy, study shows
bullet ECM system aids in paperless communications
bullet Virtual reality tour
bullet Honors program gift yields expansion, creation of 5 professorships
bullet Kenan-Flagler ranked 6th amid MBA programs


bullet Recycle corrugated cardboard
bullet FTC chair to speak Oct. 11
bullet Registration open for World View meeting
bullet University celebrations, dedications coming up this month
bullet Training for babysitters to be held Oct. 29
bullet Women’s leadership council sponsors mentoring award
bullet Nominate research administrator for Blackwood award
bullet ‘Sites of Struggle’ symposium reflects on status, gender relations
bullet Exhibit of British Romantic writers opens with Frankenstein lecture
bullet Carolina North meeting set for Oct. 4
bullet Fundraiser promotes heart-healthy living
bullet Creative writing sponsors fall reading
bullet Reservations open for Memorial, Gerrard halls


bullet Aging expert Soltys dies at 72


bullet 2008 employee benefits: new and changing  
bullet Fall for All: Employee Appreciation event




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