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The following was written by Mykhailo “Misha” Shvets, a Ph.D. student in the computer science department in the College of Arts & Sciences. A charity concert for Ukraine will be held May 22 in Hill Hall.
The General Alumni Association Board of Directors in May presented its 2022 Distinguished Service Medals to two alumni. The recipients were Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson ’76 (’79 JD), of Fayetteville, and Terry Ellen Rhodes ’78, of Chapel Hill.
An experienced academic leader, James W.C. White brings more than 30 years of experience, a history of collaborative leadership and a commitment to preparing students for an evolving workforce.
Liah McPherson records the lives of dolphins and whales — from Hawaiʻi to Antarctica. She’s now a master’s student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa; she graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2019 with a dual degree in biology and animal behavior and a minor in marine science.
Jared Richards studies bizarre and beautiful sea creatures over 480 million years old. At UNC, he studied quantitative biology, combining his love of science and statistics, as a Chancellor’s Science Scholar. He’s now a graduate student at Harvard University.
Michael Figueroa, who has led the Faculty of Color and Indigenous Faculty Group at the IAH throughout the pandemic, views the group as an opportunity for people to find support networks. “I want the ethos of the group to scale from the one-on-one to the collective.”
The Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and UNC-Chapel Hill recently renewed their long-term strategic partnership.The two universities dedicated the joint Galapagos Science Center (GSC) in 2011 and are celebrating the 10th anniversary this year.