A yellow poplar tree, just like UNC’s beloved Davie Poplar, will now watch over the campus community of Fukushima University in Japan. To honor the legacy of friendship and goodwill between the Tar Heels and Japan, Carolina sent textbooks and a yellow poplar sapling to Fukushima University, where a tree-planting ceremony on the central plaza was held in November.
It takes a new president so long to fill jobs within the federal government that there’s never a time when all the positions are filled. “We call it the government of empty chairs,” says UNC political scientist Terry Sullivan. That would be funny if it weren’t so scary. Of the thousands of positions to be filled, some 1,500 require Senate confirmation. … Continued
Jennifer Kosmin of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a 2011-2012 Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to fund dissertation research in Italy. “Embodied Knowledge: Midwives and the Medicalization of Childbirth in Early Modern Italy” is the title of her Fulbright research proposal. Kosmin, of Chapel Hill, is a history doctoral candidate in the College of Arts … Continued
Morgan Abbott of Raleigh, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won a John H. Barnhill Trailblazer Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact. Abbot was one of two students who received the award, which is presented to students who exemplify the ability to inspire a campus to address the issues and needs of the surrounding … Continued
A team of undergraduate students won honorable mention in a national competition based on the decision-making process of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the Federal Reserve System’s monetary policy-setting body. The students on the Fed Challenge Team are advised by Michael Aguilar (Ph.D. ’08), a faculty member in the department of economics. The Fed Challenge competition encourages economics and … Continued
UNC humanities students who have dreamed of studying at Oxford University in the United Kingdom can now apply for a one-term scholarship to do so, beginning in October 2012. St. Edmund Hall at Oxford University is seeking applications for the first annual Christopher Mead Armitage and Pauline Brooks Armitage Scholarship for Visiting Students. The application deadline is Jan. 19, 2012. “This scholarship … Continued
People on Carolina’s bustling campus have been walking over history – literally – for two centuries. With the discovery of pieces of English-manufactured and locally made china plates dating to the early 1800s as well as glass, brick fragments and bits of animal bones unearthed beside Vance Hall, University researchers believe they have discovered the remnants of a cellar, probably … Continued