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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.


Mueller honored by national high school organization

Frederick Mueller, a professor emeritus of exercise and sport science, will receive one of the highest honors bestowed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Mueller is director of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, based in UNC’s College  of Arts and Sciences. He will receive the Award of Merit at the organization’s annual meeting … Continued


Professors with Passion: Claudio Battaglini

Professor Claudio Battaglini is a man who wears many hats — and each of those hats helps someone lead a better life. From cancer patients to athletes to students, Battaglini dedicates his passion and scholarship to improving the health and wellness of others.


Nutrition Research Institute receives grant for global health research

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Steven H. Zeisel, institute director and Kenan Distinguished University Professor in nutrition and pediatrics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine, will pursue an innovative … Continued


DeSimone elected into National Academy of Sciences

Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that a U.S. scientist or engineer can receive.


UNC academic advisers win national advising awards

Five academic advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won 2012 national advising awards for making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. The awards will be presented by the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) at its annual conference in Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 4-7. Gidi Shemer, lecturer in … Continued


UNC chemist to receive Porter Medal

Thomas J. Meyer, a chemist and pioneer in the field of solar energy research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will receive the Porter Medal, the most significant international award in photochemistry.