Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and lab analyses, UNC researchers gather information on Jordan Lake.
Named in honor of its founder, violinist and professor of music emeritus Richard Luby, the Richard Luby Violin Symposium offers participants an intensive one-week immersion focused on individual instrumental and musical growth within the context of a supportive and nurturing atmosphere. The symposium celebrates its 10th year May 22-28, with free concerts and events.
Physicist Laurie McNeil and musician Brent Wissick have taught the first-year seminar, “The Interplay of Music and Physics,” for one semester each year, for 12 consecutive years, beginning in 1999. This past spring, after a five-year hiatus, McNeil and Wissick reunited to teach the course for a 13th time.
For more than two centuries, Tar Heels have made their mark on the world. They’ve built businesses, been to space, governed states, saved lives and improved their communities. And on May 14, the journeys of more than 6,000 new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduates began at Kenan Stadium.
After graduation, Sierra Atwater will head to South Africa, where she’ll work for a STEM education startup company on encouraging young girls to get involved in science. She’s taking a gap year before applying to medical school, and she hopes to incorporate a love of STEM education into her future career.
As director of Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute, Mario Ruiz has monitored some of the most active (and potentially destructive) volcanoes in South America. After earning his PhD at UNC 10 years ago, Ruiz has come back to Carolina to sift through data from the recent eruption of the Cotopaxi volcano.
Spring Commencement at UNC-Chapel Hill recognizes the accomplishments of more than 6,000 Carolina students, including 3,807 undergraduates. Here’s a look at the number of graduates for the most popular majors for the Class of 2017.