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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business & Innovation

Four alumni honored with prestigious William Richardson Davie Awards

Chancellor Carol L. Folt and the Board of Trustees presented the board’s highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” The honorees are Barbara (pictured here) and Joseph R. “Pitt” Hyde of Memphis, Tennessee; Teresa Artis Neal of Cary and Robert W. Winston III of Raleigh. ... Read More

Trustees learn about the power of discovery

Board of Trustees members saw the full sweep of Carolina’s research enterprise and its power to transform – and save – lives, with a field trip to the 3,500-square-foot BeAM (Be A Maker) space in Murray Hall and a presentation about Lineberger Comprehensive Care Center harnessing the computing power of IBM’s Watson to discover treatments that would not have been humanly possible to find. ... Read More

Mama Dip celebrates 40 years in the restaurant business

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, Mama Dip’s Kitchen is a Chapel Hill institution and so is its founder, Mildred “Mama Dip” Council, 87. The granddaughter of a slave, Council cooked for others for decades before getting the opportunity to open her own place. ... Read More

Carolina names scholarships to honor noteworthy ‘firsts’

Carolina has named existing grants and fellowships to honor 21 courageous people who represent important “firsts” in the University’s history. ... Read More

Give for Good

On the heels of a record-breaking fundraising year in fiscal 2016, Carolina has accepted a $20 million match challenge in support of need- and merit-based scholarships. ... Read More

Happy 223rd Birthday, Carolina!

The University Day celebration took place after the Gazette went to press, but readers will see our coverage of the event − and the Oct. 13 inauguration of UNC System President Margaret Spellings − online and in our Oct. 26 print issue. Meet the five alumni and two faculty members who received special awards at the University Day ceremony. ... Read More

Amy Oldenburg applies physics to medicine and driving

Physicist Amy Oldenburg developed an interest in biomedical optics because she wanted “to apply what I knew about physics to medical applications.” ... Read More

University Librarian Sarah Michalak to retire Dec. 31

Sarah Michalak, University librarian and associate provost for University libraries, has announced that she will retire on Dec. 31. ... Read More

Employee Forum reviews pay raises and health benefits

Employee Forum delegates received a primer on what changes to expect this year in their pay and health benefits, along with important reminders about health care cost savings tools and tuition reimbursement deadlines at the Aug. 3 meeting. ... Read More

Three food tech startups, no stopping for alumna

Food tech entrepreneur and Carolina alumna Riana Lynn has chalked up more high-powered experiences at age 30 than most people accumulate in a lifetime. ... Read More