UNC chemist Joseph DeSimone’s years of innovative and beneficial work in material science was honored by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
When Rósa Magnusdottir Ph.D. ’06 moved to North Carolina in 1999 to pursue a doctorate in Russian history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she had never before set foot in the state. “Choosing UNC was purely based on a hunch that it would be a good place to study, and I was right,” Magnusdottir recalled. “Not … Continued
On May 19, Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, will receive the nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology.
Tiffany Cox, who double-majored in global studies and public policy and minored in Chinese in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of 20 selected for graduate program focused on Foreign Service preparation.
Improving the quality of life for people far too young to come to campus is the focus of one of Carolina’s newest student organizations. The Helping Hand Project, launched in 2015, features a group of about 40 students who use 3-D printing to make prosthetic devices for children and adolescents born without fingers.
Launched in Fall 2013, the Global Partnership Awards help UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, staff and students sustain and develop partnerships with international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated UNC strategic or emerging partners.
Two academic advisers in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, Hilary Lithgow and Nikki Glenos, have won 2016 national advising awards.