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Computer scientist to speak at doctoral hooding ceremony

Marc Levoy – whose career achievements include developing the cartoon animation system used in “The Flintstones” TV show and launching Google’s Street View project – will be the keynote speaker for UNC’s  2012 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 12. During the ceremony, each participating graduate will be called to the stage to have the hood of the commencement regalia conferred … Continued


UNC scientist recognized by international computing society

Ming C. Lin of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized by an international computer organization for her contributions to geometric modeling and computer graphics.


Biologist named fellow of international scientific society

College biologist Jeff Sekelsky joins five other University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Sekelsky was recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of genetics, particularly the genetic and molecular descriptions of DNA repair and recombination processes. He also is a member of the … Continued


DeSimone wins innovation award from scientific research society

Chemist Joseph DeSimone has been awarded the 2012 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation from the scientific research society Sigma Xi. DeSimone is Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. The award recognizes … Continued


Is climate change altering humans’ vacation plans?

Plants’ and animals’ seasonal cycles, such as flowering dates and migration patterns, have shifted in recent decades due to climate change. Now a new study seems to indicate that some human weather-related behavior also is being influenced by global warming. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found peak attendance in U.S. national parks that have experienced … Continued


College alumna awarded $80,000 for pulmonary fibrosis research

Ai “Anna” Lam, MD, who graduated from the College with an undergraduate degree in biology in 1996, is the recipient of an American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation/Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago Research Grant. Lam is currently an assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The grant provides $40,000 in funding per year for two years, and … Continued


Positivity scholar to speak at December commencement

Barbara Fredrickson, an internationally acclaimed psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies positive emotions and human wellbeing, will speak at UNC’s December Commencement ceremony Barbara Fredrickson, an internationally acclaimed psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies positive emotions and human wellbeing, will speak at UNC’s December Commencement ceremony Barbara Fredrickson, an internationally … Continued