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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

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

Time for innovation

The 4th Annual Clean Tech Summit brings together professionals in business, policy, and academia from across the state and region for two days of discussion, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the Southeast's clean tech industry. ... Read More

Benjamin Kompa one of 15 Churchill Scholars, Carolina’s 17th

Carolina senior Benjamin Kompa from Columbus, Ohio, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding to outstanding American students for a year of master’s study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge in England. ... Read More

General Alumni Association honors two with faculty service awards

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of chemistry, and Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government, were honored last month with the General Alumni Association’s 2017 Faculty Service Awards. ... Read More

Immigration Executive Order sparks campus response

Chancellor Carol L. Folt, administrators and members of the Faculty Council and Employee Forum responded swiftly to the immigration Executive Order on Jan. 27. ... Read More

Monumental Glass at 80 experience draws to a close

Composer and pianist Philip Glass is a perfect choice to headline a series for Carolina Performing Arts. Not only is he a world-renowned composer and performer, he and his work also embody many of the signature qualities associated with CPA under the leadership of Executive and Artistic Director Emil Kang: iconic, international, eclectic, creative, educational, collaborative, original, relatable. ... Read More

Researchers reach milestone for treating brain cancer

In a rapid-fire series of breakthroughs in just under a year, researchers at Carolina have made another stunning advance in the development of an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a common and aggressive brain cancer. ... Read More

Visiting scholars find home away from home

Retired faculty member Bobbie Lubker and her husband, Lynn, hosted international visiting scholars Sathish Raja (India) and Jinsong Pan (China) through the Academic Retirees as Liaisons for International Scholars program, sponsored by Carolina’s Association of Retired Faculty. ... Read More

Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s 1st Nobel laureate, passes away at 91

Oliver Smithies, Carolina's first full-time faculty member to win a Nobel Prize and a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, at UNC Hospitals after a short illness. He was 91. ... Read More