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Thanassis Cambanis

Foreign correspondent: Covering the world on his own terms Tar Heels Up Close

After living in Chapel Hill since birth, serving as editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel, and graduating from Carolina Phi Beta Kappa, Thanassis Cambanis was eager to “cover the world.”

Susan Murphy

Statistician’s journey to ‘genius’ took a lot of hard work Tar Heels Up Close

If Susan Murphy’s story tells us anything, it’s that “genius” takes a lot of hard work. Murphy (Ph.D. ’89) is a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.”

BR McDonald

Veteran’s path takes him into arts entrepreneurship Tar Heels Up Close

Brian “BR” McDonald ’01 jokes that when he was in an Army special operations unit, getting ready to jump out of an airplane from 12,000 feet, he didn’t tell the guy next to him that he was an opera singer.

Becky Begalle next to an ultrasound machine

Graduate student helps to prevent and manage ACL injuries Tar Heels Up Close

Becky Begalle ’14 is a graduate student who studies how to prevent and manage ACL injuries.

Vicki and David Craver with their daughters at the beach

Vicki Craver: Supporting ‘the heart of the university’ The Scoop

Vicki Underwood Craver ’92, chair of the Arts and Sciences Foundation Board of Directors, could once be found deep inside the old Venable Hall chemistry lab, toiling over her experiments.

hill hall rotunda

Hill Hall auditorium to be named for the Moesers The Scoop

Hill Hall’s auditorium will be renovated and named after James and Susan Moeser. Hill Hall houses the music department.

Julia Sprunt Grumbles (center) with, from left, Dean Karen Gil and Vicki Craver.

Two alumni honored for distinguished service The Scoop

The 2013 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Service to the College honors two alumni: Julia Sprunt Grumbles ’75 of Chapel Hill and the late Frank Borden Hanes Sr. ’42 of Winston-Salem.

Eli, Mark, Betsy and Benjamin Kogan.

Economics gift supports faculty who inspired alum’s career The Scoop

When Mark Kogan ’79 made a gift to the department of economics in 2010, he never expected to support one of the professors who taught him as an undergraduate more than 30 years earlier.

Views of the wave tank in action in Chapman Hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.From left are, Sungduk Yu, Jeffrey Olander, and Keith Mertens.

Student’s work in fluids lab inspires math gift The Scoop

Chris Joy ’13 was so excited about his summer internship that the math major’s parents wanted other Carolina students to benefit from a similar experience.

Psychology major Kandace Thomas '13 at the annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research.

New psychology internships honor Dean Gil The Scoop

Carolina’s psychology undergraduates will soon have the chance to apply for semester-long internships in the Triangle area, thanks to a recent major gift from a Carolina alumna and her husband.

Long exposure of Carolina football players

UNC partners with NFL to focus on former players’ health The Scoop

Carolina will partner with the National Football League Players Association on a new initiative aimed at providing medical services and support to former NFL players.

Joseph DeSimone

Finding faster way to deliver nerve gas antidote The Scoop

A new $4.47 million project at UNC, funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, will help lay the groundwork for developing potentially better ways to deliver antidotes against exposure to chemical weapons.

Illustration of solar fuels

Solar breakthroughs: Harnessing the power of the sun when it’s not shining Research, The Scoop

UNC scientists led by chemist Tom Meyer at the Energy Frontier Research Center have built a system that converts the sun’s energy to hydrogen fuel and stores it for later use, allowing us to power our devices long after the sun goes down.

Solar Energy Cell

Making solar affordable and accessible Research, The Scoop

UNC scientists are trying to find ways to bring the price of solar energy down, and make solar-power devices more practical for much wider use.

Sarah Bufkin

Bufkin earns prestigious Mitchell Scholarship The Scoop

Sarah Bufkin ’13 of Atlanta has been selected for a Mitchell Scholarship which supports graduate studies in Ireland.