Scientists at UNC’s School of Medicine and its Gillings School of Global Public Health have found that an orally administered experimental drug is highly effective at preventing COVID-19 infections.
A lingering question from the Silent Sam saga — how the state’s university system negotiated the disposition of the statue on the Chapel Hill campus with a Confederate advocacy group — has been answered in a legal settlement.
N.C. History Series: Discover more about coaching legend Dean Smith. Learn about his career during the 1960s and early '70s — a remarkable span of time that ranged from hanging in effigy to hanging banners. Available March 2-16. GAA Members save $10. https://unc.live/35osuMj
The Scientist’s Scientist: Long before the time comes for masks and a vaccine, Sudip Parikh ’95 knows you need relationships that push science past political and global roadblocks. GAA members, read on in the latest issue of the Carolina Alumni Review at https://unc.live/3rusaV5
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Dental School Studying Mouthwash Against COVID-19
Researchers at UNC’s Adams School of Dentistry have launched a clinical trial to test whether mouthwash can reduce a person’s risk of spreading coronavirus.
Full story at https://unc.live/2NV2jHi
From the Carolina Alumni Review: $8 Million Gift Funds Public Discourse Speaker Series
Nancy ’74 and Doug Abbey of San Francisco have funded a public discourse speaker series at the University with an $8 million gift.
The Abbey Speaker Series will bring noteworthy scholars to campus four times each year to share their perspectives about timely issues while fostering dialogue with others who think differently about the topic.
Full story at https://unc.live/3qKHmxo
📣 Calling all Tar Heel bookworms 🐏🤩 If you’re down with DIY, check our Very Carolina Crafternoon Series. From simple paint projects and birdseed cookies to DIY origami Rameses bookmarks and more, enjoy Tar Heel inspired crafts for the whole family. Don’t forget to tag us when you share on social 🎨💙 Let’s get our Carolina craft on at alumni.unc.edu/crafternoon. #UNCAlumni
Duke challenged us to a Rivalry Ride on @onepeloton, so OK, challenge accepted. It’s this Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m. (EST), in advance of the UNC vs. Duke men’s basketball game that day at 6 p.m. (EST). The ride is Ally Love’s past “45 min HIIT & Hills Ride from 2/24/21 at 6 a.m.” We’re using the hashtag #UNCTarHeels (and they’re using the hashtag #ForeverDuke). Let’s ride.
Shades of Gray: Student mental health is a deepening problem. The University is taking a comprehensive approach to help, but its limitations often collide with personal crises. GAA members, click the link in our bio to read on in the latest issue of the Carolina Alumni Review. #UNCAlumni