News and Features
Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s 75th governor, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s University Day on Oct. 12. The celebration marks Carolina’s 224th birthday and will be held at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall.
Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. Among the recipients was James Cahoon, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry.
Samuel Ray Gates, the newest faculty hire in the drama department, came to the acting game a little later than most. In high school, he was a jock, not a theater kid. He went on to Hampton University in Virginia to get a degree in finance and didn’t see a single play while he was there.
Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were awarded grants under the 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellows Program, making Carolina one of the top producers of Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellows.
Applied physical sciences professor Jinsong Huang and his team have won a Research Opportunities Initiative (UNC ROI) grant from the University of North Carolina system to support their work on solar cells.
The Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program, a free, week-long summer institute for twenty high school students, visited UNC in August. As part of the program, students were challenged to create their own wind turbines in order to learn about efficient wind energy.
Arris Golden, Assistant Director of University Bands and conductor of the Symphony Band, in conjunction with the UNC department of music, is taking a new approach this year to recruit high school students for its concert bands.