The League of American Bicyclists has recognized UNC-Chapel Hill as a Bike Friendly University. The program acknowledges institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bike-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors.
Katie Savage first became connected with Carolina when she unexpectedly lost her left leg during surgery at UNC Hospitals when she was 14 years old. On Dec. 14, she joined 2,100 other new UNC graduates as she walked across the stage at the Dean Smith Center.
UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences has received a $5 million gift to provide Dean Karen M. Gil with “say yes” funds that empower department chairs to be agile, responsive and innovative.
UNC juniors Michael Adams, Paige Nielsen and Nancy Smith have been named the 2015 Eve Carson Scholars. The selection committee looked for applicants that demonstrate leadership, service, character and transformative growth since matriculation at UNC.
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.
The outreach program of the department of philosophy in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences has been honored with a prize for excellence and innovation by the American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDC).
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.