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Alumnus wins Oscar for best short documentary

Alumnus Pablo Durana was honored with the production team for the short documentary, Inocente, which won the Oscar for the Best Documentary Short.

Biology, History Alumnae to Give Third Annual Sequoyah Lecture March 21

Two UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral graduates, representing the fields of history and biology, will be the featured speakers at the third annual Sequoyah Distinguished Lecture on March 21. The free public event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Carolina Inn’s Hill Ballroom. A reception will follow.

Entrepreneurship 1.0: Spreading seeds of creative thinking to 300-plus students

Everything about this new entrepreneurship class was unusual. It focused on making a difference in the world. Professors told the students it was OK to fail. Instructional technology and a star lineup of guest speakers engaged students in new ways. Welcome to Entrepreneurship 1.0.

Classic tale lands chemist on Forbes’ ’30 under 30’

Alexander Miller, assistant professor of chemistry, was named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” in the energy category. His research on novel catalysts, which could convert other substances into liquid fuels, could have a large impact on renewable energy.

UNC signs agreement with Eastman Chemical Company worth at least $1.5 million

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is joining Eastman Chemical Company in a master agreement to conduct research in chemistry and materials science. Eastman will provide a minimum of $1.5 million over six years to support collaborations between Eastman scientists and UNC scientists, staff and students. Those collaborations include research projects, visits to both the UNC campus and … Continued

Football safety, preventing head injuries topics of March campus discussions

Football safety and preventing head injuries will be the topic of a lecture and symposium at UNC beginning March 6.

Gitterman awarded Order of Long Leaf Pine

Daniel Gitterman, associate professor of public policy in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the state’s highest honors.