Louis Pérez Jr., J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, is a leading scholar on Cuba and U.S.-Cuban relations. Pérez is contributing extensively to the global discussion on the re-opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba.
Former Tar Heel basketball player Ademola Okulaja was called “The Warrior” because of his tough spirit. But his nickname took on a larger meaning in 2008, when doctors discovered a cancerous tumor in his spine.
UNC public policy professors Ashu Handa and Pam Jagger will join two public health colleagues in studying the dangers of cookstove smoke in Rwanda, thanks to a $2.5 million grant.
On the last day of classes, Group 300 – a collaborative team of UNC students — performed Impossible Containment as part of its final project for a studio art major seminar taught by elin o’Hara slavick.
Sasha Seymore, a UNC-Chapel Hill senior, and Thomas Golden, a 2011 graduate from UNC-Chapel Hill, have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Sarah M. Bufkin of Atlanta, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a Rhodes Scholarship, the world’s oldest and best known awards for graduate study.
Researchers in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and at Northeastern University have revealed a much more complex and nuanced picture of the impact of climate change on corals: Moderate increases in ocean acidification and warming surprisingly appears to benefit corals, while extreme changes harm them.