Tia Davis, a UNC junior studying public relations and entrepreneurship, won the University’s 2012 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, including a $1,500 award. Runners up, who won $1,000 awards, are journalism major Jeremy Knight and psychology major Asif Kahn.
CED, the Southeast’s largest entrepreneurial support organization, has released a 20-year retrospective report showing that the North Carolina entrepreneurial sector creates jobs that stay in the state.
Donald Haggis, professor of classical archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, received a 2012 Best Practices in Site Preservation Award from the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).
A yellow poplar tree, just like UNC’s beloved Davie Poplar, will now watch over the campus community of Fukushima University in Japan. To honor the legacy of friendship and goodwill between the Tar Heels and Japan, Carolina sent textbooks and a yellow poplar sapling to Fukushima University, where a tree-planting ceremony on the central plaza was held in November.
It takes a new president so long to fill jobs within the federal government that there’s never a time when all the positions are filled. “We call it the government of empty chairs,” says UNC political scientist Terry Sullivan. That would be funny if it weren’t so scary. Of the thousands of positions to be filled, some 1,500 require Senate confirmation. … Continued
Jennifer Kosmin of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a 2011-2012 Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to fund dissertation research in Italy. “Embodied Knowledge: Midwives and the Medicalization of Childbirth in Early Modern Italy” is the title of her Fulbright research proposal. Kosmin, of Chapel Hill, is a history doctoral candidate in the College of Arts … Continued
Morgan Abbott of Raleigh, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won a John H. Barnhill Trailblazer Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact. Abbot was one of two students who received the award, which is presented to students who exemplify the ability to inspire a campus to address the issues and needs of the surrounding … Continued