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Smithies memorial set for April 4

The UNC School of Medicine will host a public memorial service on April 4 to celebrate the life of Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s first Nobel laureate. ... Read More

National Security Adviser a two-time Carolina graduate

H.R. McMaster, a two-time Carolina graduate and the lieutenant general President Donald Trump has chosen to be national security adviser, often has been described as a scholar-warrior, earning his hard-charging reputation on the battlefield and on the best-seller list. ... Read More

Faculty members Kramer, Parise vie for faculty chair post

Faculty members will vote next month to choose a new chair of the faculty to succeed Bruce Cairns, who will complete his term June 30. Two veteran faculty members, Lloyd Kramer and Leslie Parise, are running for the faculty leadership post. ... Read More

Carolina Indian Circle celebrates 30th annual powwow

The Carolina Indian Circle celebrated its 30th annual powwow March 4 with more than 30 dancers from American Indian tribes from throughout North Carolina participating in the ceremony. ... Read More

Bronze Stars, white coat

As a student in the School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program, two-time Bronze Star Award recipient Curtis Carr is building on the medical skills he acquired as a Green Beret medic serving in Afghanistan. He looks forward to applying these skills in the civilian world next year. ... Read More

Campus leaders honored with Advancement of Women award

Four women were honored with the University Award for the Advancement of Women during an event on March 7 at the Campus Y. This year’s honorees are Susan Girdler, a professor of psychiatry and psychology; Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz, associate director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas; Olivia A. Bass, a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program; and Kaylee Llewellyn, a junior majoring in computer science. ... Read More

Carolina’s graduate programs receive high rankings

Carolina received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” ... Read More

Carolina named a Best Workplace for Commuters

Carolina was named a Best Workplace for Commuters for 2017 by the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Carolina was one of 27 colleges and universities nationally and one of five in North Carolina to receive the designation. ... Read More

Let’s talk about freedom of speech

Freedom of expression is at the heart of American democracy, explained Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Mark Merritt on Feb. 23 at the Carolina Conversation on First Amendment protected speech. ... Read More

An exercise in enlightenment

As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form. ... Read More