May 20, 2020
Six Carolina staff members have been selected to receive the 2020 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most prestigious distinctions for faculty and staff. The late C. Knox Massey of Durham created...Read More
Nov. 22, 2019
The University trustees and Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz have presented the board’s highest honor to three alumni. Kel Landis III ’79, James Arthur “Art” Pope ’78 and Teresa Holland Williams ’77 are this year’s recipients...Read More
April 24, 2019
In recognition of their “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions,” six University employees will receive the 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards. Chosen from campuswide nominations by Interim Chancellor Kevin M Guskiewicz, the recipients will...Read More
Harris is a Distinguished Professor of sociology, Magness is Kenan Distinguished Professor of religious studies and Roth is a Distinguished Professor of pharmacology.
Carolina now has 39 faculty in the academy.
For 2019, more than 200 individuals with compelling achievements in academia, business, government and public affairs were recognized.
The academy was founded in 1780. Its dual mission remains essentially the same 239 years later with honorees from increasingly diverse fields and with the work now focused on the arts, democracy, education, global affairs and science.
The 2019 class includes former First Lady Michelle Obama, poet and foundation president Elizabeth Alexander (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation), chemical and biological engineer Kristi S. Anseth (University of Colorado Boulder), author Jonathan Franzen, actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith and cell biologist Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (Howard Hughes Medical Institute), among others.
The new class will be inducted at a ceremony in October in Cambridge, Mass.