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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Leadership

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

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

Thomas wants to welcome more people to Women’s Center

The first Women’s History Month during Gloria Thomas’s tenure as the director of the Carolina Women's Center seemed like a good time to check in with her about what she sees as the role of the center and how she intends to shape it going forward. ... Read More

Nursing dean discovers a new home in Chapel Hill

After more than 13 years at the University of Miami, Nena Peragallo Montano will now lead the School of Nursing as dean. ... Read More

A conscious decision

As the keynote speaker at the MLK Celebration Lecture and Awards Ceremony, award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien said that telling people’s stories is the way she sparks social change. ... Read More

‘In the presence of greatness’

An alumnus recalls the day Martin Luther King Jr. came to campus on May 9, 1960. ... Read More

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

Examining our history

The new exhibit in Carolina Hall displaying the history of how the building was named and then renamed opened Nov. 11. It was conceived and curated by the Chancellor’s Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill History. Folt appointed the group in September 2015 to ensure all members of the campus community have the opportunity to learn about Carolina’s history, values and contributions to society. ... Read More