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A thousand sips of good luck

UNC has always been rich in legends and traditions. One popular legend says that if you take a sip of water from the Old Well on the first day of classes, you’ll get a 4.0 GPA. Enjoy this time-lapse video of students stopping by for a sip of good luck.

UNC gymnast goes for top marks in Hong Kong

While the American women’s gymnastics team is shining at the London Olympics, an outstanding Carolina gymnast has been having an international adventure of her own.

Roots and Microbes: Bringing a complex underground ecology into the lab

Beneath the surface of the earth, an influential community of microbes mingles with plant roots. In the first large-scale analysis of those communities, led by UNC’s Jeff Dangl, scientists have now catalogued and compared the hundreds of types of bacteria that associate with the roots of one model plant.

Joseph DeSimone on being an inventor

Joseph DeSimone is a chemist, an inventor and a man with vision into the future. He holds more than 115 patents. DeSimone spoke of his work, about what it’s like to invent things with EarthSky’s Jorge Salazar.

Murray and DeSimone named American Chemical Society fellows

The American Chemical Society has named Carolina chemistry professors Royce Murray and Joseph DeSimone as ACS fellows. The new class of 96 fellows will be honored at the society’s fall national meeting in Philadelphia in August. The ceremony will be hosted by ACS Immediate Past-President Nancy B. Jackson. “ACS is especially proud to honor these chemists, who have given so … Continued

UNC research to be featured at world’s largest AIDS conference

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to one of the highest ranked HIV/AIDS programs in the country, with dozens of researchers working toward new prevention strategies, reducing stigma, and finding a cure in the global fight against AIDS. Their expertise and wide-ranging findings will be showcased at the XIX International AIDS Conference, to be held July … Continued

Moreau honored with environmental stewardship award

David Moreau, former chair of the curriculum in environment and ecology and a professor of city and regional planning, had a statewide environmental stewardship award created in his honor. Moreau was honored by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources at a reception July 10.  The Dr. David H. Moreau Environmental Stewardship … Continued