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Thorp, Smithies elected to National Academy of Inventors

Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists, Chancellor Holden Thorp and Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies, were named charter fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a nonprofit organization that recognizes investigators who translate their research findings into inventions that may benefit society. Inductees of this prestigious group demonstrate a spirit of innovation and help bring to market inventions … Continued

PlayMakers presents Obie-winner ‘And God Created Great Whales’

PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill presents actor-playwright-composer Rinde Eckert’s award-winning “And God Created Great Whales” Jan. 9-13.

Brandenburg receives national honors for dissertation research

Bjorn Brandenburg, a 2011 Ph.D. alumnus in computer science, received one of the nation’s most prestigious awards focused on doctoral dissertations.

Engaged Learning: Spanish for the Professions

The Spanish for the Professions Minor in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences prepares students for bilingual careers in the business, communications and healthcare professions.

The Swamp Fox: Bland Simpson chronicles N.C.’s Outer Coastal Plain

Native son and UNC creative writing professor Bland Simpson never set out to do it, but he’s become the unofficial chronicler of North Carolina’s Outer Coastal Plain.

Chemistry’s Brian Hogan named new Faculty Engaged Scholar

Brian Hogan, a research assistant professor of chemistry, has been named to the new class of Faculty Engaged Scholars at UNC. Hogan is one of 10 faculty scholars recently selected by the Carolina Center for Public Service as the fourth class of the program. The Faculty Engaged Scholars program is an initiative of the Center to advance faculty involvement in … Continued

Announcing the UNC Art Department’s Sixth Annual “Student Holiday Print & Art Sale”

In association with “Kappa Pi” Art Honors Fraternity and the S.B.F.A. (Students Benefiting Fine Arts), we present the Sixth Annual Student Holiday Print & Art Sale. Save the date: ONE DAY ONLY, Friday, December 7, 10:00am to 9:00pm, in Hanes Art Center room 301. Here is your opportunity to see and purchase original student artworks at very reasonable prices. You … Continued