Episode 1: History of The University of North Carolina, Part II (1835-61)
Freddie Kiger ’74, teacher of the GAA’s overwhelmingly popular N.C. History Series, gives us a preview of his class “History of The University of North…
DeSimone won the 22nd Heinz Award for his achievements in developing and commercializing advanced technologies in green chemistry, nanoparticle fabrication, precision medicine and 3-D printing.
The University doesn’t track the beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals among its student body, but there are DACA students — and alumni — who qualify for the program President Donald Trump has ordered phased out.
PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art have received a $12 million gift that will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming, and rename the department’s building for a longtime arts patron.
From the Carolina Alumni Review – UNC Will Honor ‘Bridge Builders’
During ceremonies commemorating Carolina's 224th birthday, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced a new round of named scholarships to honor people whose work, advocacy and personal example helped forge a more inclusive, unified and aspirational Carolina community.
(Full story at http://unc.live/2xTSG2M)
From the Carolina Alumni Review – Sharpless Takes Oath to Head National Cancer Institute
Dr. Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless ’88 (’93 MD) was recently sworn in as the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute. Sharpless served as director of UNC’s Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center from January 2014 to June 2017.
(Full story at http://unc.live/2yyHc3W)
Ready for a sleepover at the N.C. Zoo with your Tar Heel family? Or, hop on the Carolina Santa Train and ride through thousands of twinkling lights. Catch these fun events when you check out upcoming family favorites at http://bit.ly/familyfavorites
GAA members: Take the Carolina Alumni Review with you wherever you go. Read the most recent issues on your smartphone or tablet with the Review’s mobile app — included with your print subscription. Available on the App Store and on Google Play. alumni.unc.edu/car
Congratulations to the recipients of the GAA’s 2017 Distinguished Young Alumni Awards: Brooke Baldwin ’01, CNN anchor; Nicholas Black ’13 (MBA), co-founder of Stop Soldier Suicide; and Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine staff writer. The awards were given Friday night by the GAA Board of Directors.
Read all about their accomplishments at http://unc.live/2yJWNhM
Who’s ready for Late Night With Roy tonight? It's the unveiling of the 2017 championship banner in the rafters of the Smith Center. 1,000 reserved seats exclusively for GAA members. Come on out. bit.ly/latenightwroy
From the Carolina Alumni Review: The NCAA’s Committee on Infractions could not find any violations of its rules regarding academics in #UNC’s long-running fraudulent classes case, the athletics governing body announced Friday. http://unc.live/2hEburG
From the Carolina Alumni Review: Five #UNC alumni were honored with the University’s Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Awards today as UNC marked its 224th birthday. University Day, the anniversary of the 1793 laying of the cornerstone of Old East, also featured an address by Gov. Roy Cooper ’79 (’82 JD), the state’s 75th governor. http://unc.live/2yIiGyc