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Magnetic map, smart swimming help loggerhead turtles survive

A magnetic map and smart swimming help endangered loggerhead turtles survive during migration. The most comprehensive perspective to date on how young loggerheads navigate the transoceanic migration was recently published by a research team led by marine biologist Kenneth J. Lohmann.

Southern Comfort: Sharing rural N.C. with NYC’s art scene

Three o’clock in the morning. It’s quiet and there’s no one around. A dim light emanates from beneath the studio door. Inside, among scattered books and photos, Damian Stamer puts the finishing touches on a painting titled Matinee, in which a remnant of a barn appears through a mysterious portal.

Wilson wins UNC scholarship in creative writing

Incoming first-year student Heather P. Wilson of Exeter, N.H., has been awarded a 2012 Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a full four-year merit scholarship in creative writing, to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

MFA graduate wins prestigious art grant

Chris Musina MFA ’12 has received a prestigious grant from a foundation that supports painters and sculptors who are working on their MFA degrees. Musina was one of 15 recipients of a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, which aims to further recipients’ artistic careers and to help in the transition from academic to professional studio work. Musina was born in Ontario, … Continued

Archaeology professor wins 2012 Presidential service award

Scott Madry, research associate professor of archaeology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, received a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award from the “making a difference through volunteer service.” The award is given annually to individuals, families, and groups who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation. Madry was honored for his volunteer work with the Urban and Regional … Continued

Darius Love ’12 reflects on his UNC liberal arts education

Darius Love, a 2012 political science graduate and Kenan Moral Purpose Award winner, reflects on the value of his liberal arts education in the essay, “Little Fish, Big Pond.”

Phillips Ambassadors to study in Asia for summer/fall 2012

Sixteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer, fall, and year-long 2012 study abroad programs in Asia. The Summer/Fall Phillips Ambassadors will study in greater China, including Hong Kong; India, Thailand, Japan, and Singapore.