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Video: Women of Carolina - Celebrating Women’s History
From the 1920s to the late 1960s, women were subject to very different rules compared to male students....The official record shows in 1927 the University got its first female faculty member. However, that may not be the whole story.
Nobel Prize Winners Sancar and Smithies Take Similar Paths To Get To UNC
It’s often said that behind every great man is a great woman — for UNC’s two Nobel Prize winners Aziz Sancar and Oliver Smithies, this is certainly true. “Well I came (to UNC) because my wife came here,” Smithies said. “I came on my wife’s coattails. She got a job offered and so I asked ‘was there anyone interested in me coming to Chapel Hill.'”
UNC Students Head for Cannes with Short Film 'Of Princes'
As co-founders of the video production company Uninsincerity, UNC juniors Riley Reid, Stuart Schrader, and Jan Bergengruen have produced several impressive works, including a campaign ad for student body president Bradley Opere and the short film Of Princes, which won a spot at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival.
Long-Time Tar Heel Fan Helps Troubled Youth
Dennis Garrett has been a Tar Heel fan since he can remember. He used to sell soda at sports events with his older brothers, struggling to keep up with them. He says since then the Tar Heels have inspired him in every way and it shows. Garrett has been collecting UNC memorabilia since he was a child. He picks up merchandise from every new city he visits, whether it is from California, Hawaii, the Bahamas, or Mexico.
New questions raised in slaying case of Michael Jordan’s father
A North Carolina judge could decide as soon as next month whether new evidence in the murder of Michael Jordan’s father will earn the convicted triggerman a new trial. Robeson County teenagers Daniel Green and Larry Demery were convicted 20 years ago of fatally shooting James Jordan during a late-night carjacking along U.S. 74.
UNC School of Nursing Ranks 9th in World Rankings
Nursing Times recently published the first ever rankings of schools of nursing worldwide and UNC placed 9th overall and 2nd among public universities in the United States! The study was conducted by analysts at Quacquarelli Symonds, or QS, a British firm specializing in global higher education and careers information and solutions.
Making A Murderer lawyer, UNC law alum Jerry Buting writing a book
Jerry Buting, the lawyer who gained popularity after appearing in Making A Murderer while serving as Steven Avery’s defense attorney, will write a book about the criminal justice system to be released next year, HarperCollins announced Monday.
UNC cancer research finds success with compound treatments
They’ve got money, and they’re working together.Faculty and researchers across UNC’s medical programs say state support and a collaborative environment are the main reasons why UNC has had so many recent breakthroughs in cancer research.Shelton Earp, director of UNC Cancer Care and a Lineberger professor of cancer research, has been at the cancer center since 1977, almost since the beginning.
Dance Marathon raises its own bar with $44,000 fundraising increase
The 2016 UNC Dance Marathon broke their own record, raising $44,000 more than 2015’s event. From 6:30 p.m. on Friday to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, student volunteers raised money for the patients at N.C. Children’s Hospital and their families with dancing and activities in Fetzer Hall and out on Hooker Fields. This year the organization was able to raise $614,717.71.
UNC alum working in Africa makes trip to Final Four
Watching the Carolina Tar Heels on the basketball court this season from Africa wasn't easy for Jimmy Leak. The UNC alum travels to Kenya and Ethiopia often as an education advisor for Nuru International. "The internet is sort of in and out. You have to get up at like 4 a.m. because of the time difference," he said, laughing. But he never missed a chance to see them play or recruit new fans.
The real reason behind Dance Marathon
When Carolina students twist and shout the night away at the annual Dance Marathon this weekend, they’ll do it for a reason far greater than showing off their moves. Dozens of sick children at UNC Children’s Hospital and their families will have a better quality of life thanks to their efforts. In its 18th year, the Dance Marathon has helped raise nearly $5 million dollars to assist North Carolina families while their children battle illnesses.
Early astronaut training housed in Chapel Hill
Years of training goes into becoming an astronaut, and some of the most basic training took place in North Carolina. Morehead Planetarium, on the campus of UNC, trained 62 astronauts in the early days of the space program from 1960 to 1975. Long-time NASA director Tony Jenzano said he wasn’t aware of the program’s history in the Tar Heel state.
Chapel Hill Prepares for Final Four
Town of Chapel Hill and University police departments will increase their patrols Saturday and, with a victory, Monday to ensure everyone can safely celebrate UNC’s trip to the Final Four. “We’re all pulling for a Carolina victory, and when that happens, we want everyone to celebrate responsibly and get home safely,” said Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue.
Video: UNC mascot Rameses XXII welcomes twin sons ahead of Final Four
Carolina fans have twin reasons to cheer this week! Not only is the men’s basketball team in the NCAA Final Four, but the Tar Heels welcomed two new woolly members to the Carolina family – Ollie and Marvin, the newest sons of mascot Rameses XXII.
Pharmacy school celebrates top ranking
The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy has been on a good news streak recently. In December 2014, former pharmaceutical executive and alumnus Fred Eshelman donated $100 million, the largest gift by an individual in Carolina’s history. In 2015, the school and pharmaceutical giant GSK created a $20 million public-private partnership to focus exclusively on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS.