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Kathryn Lofton, a critic of popular culture and historian of religion, will give the keynote address at UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2018 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. She received both her master’s and doctoral degrees in religious studies from the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Colin Palmer became the first African-American chair of a major department at UNC-Chapel Hill when he was appointed to lead the history department in 1986, a post he held until 1991. He’ll be honored at several events the week of Feb. 19.
Rye Barcott, social entrepreneur and a graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will deliver the University’s spring Commencement address on May 13 in Kenan Stadium.
To provide resources and community for first-generation graduate students, The Graduate School incorporated the Carolina Grad Student F1RSTS initiative into the Diversity and Student Success program.
Victoria Bautch, chair of the biology department, has been awarded a $6 million Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH-NHLBI).
The University Gazette recently published this Q&A with Jonathan Jensen, assistant professor of sport administration in the department of exercise and sport science. For the feature, “Carolina People,” Jensen talks about his research, and about his upcoming trip to the winter Olympics.
Two students from UNC-Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2018 Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship to pursue unique and self-initiated summer internships built around international sports entrepreneurship.