Issue: Spring 2014
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.”
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.”
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 ’14 is a graduate student who studies how to prevent and manage ACL injuries.
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’s auditorium will be renovated and named after James and Susan Moeser. Hill Hall houses the music department.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ’13 of Atlanta has been selected for a Mitchell Scholarship which supports graduate studies in Ireland.