Issue: Spring 2015
The son of Colombian immigrants and the first in his family to go to college, Nestor Alexis Ramirez ’12 bucked the odds, thanks to a support network of UNC programs and mentors.
Carolina is upping its game to boost retention and graduation rates for first-generation and historically underserved college students with a $3 million grant from President Obama’s “First in the World” competition through the U.S. Department of Education.
As seniors get ready for spring commencement and cross things off their Carolina bucket lists, they’ll say goodbye to their life as undergrads but hello to the new opportunities ahead. Their journey, as they close one chapter and begin another, reminds me of my own.
During an undergraduate semester abroad in Cameroon, Sarah Miller Frazer spent time in the classroom but also traveled around the country to explore issues firsthand. When it came time to apply to graduate schools, Frazer sought a program with a heavy emphasis on field experiences and interdisciplinary research.
This fall, Carolina will launch a new master’s curriculum in literature, medicine and culture. Faculty across the UNC School of Medicine and the College of Arts and Sciences have been working on the development of the master’s for about seven years, and the undergraduate minor provided an opportunity to introduce students to the field.
Mapmaking Pioneer: Sandy McNally ’63 served as head of iconic business that helped Americans hit the highways
Alumnus Andrew “Sandy” McNally IV served as CEO, president and chair of Rand McNally & Co. for more than two decades. The iconic business was co-founded in 1868 by his Irish immigrant great-great grandfather.
Books on African fashion, women and democracy in Cold War Japan, the downfall of a marriage, a Southern recipe collection, a cool cat named Louis Fellini and more.
Global travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest reflects on her new life in Chapel Hill.
Studio art major Linnea Lieth’s original illustration is a send-off gift for the Class of 2015.
Creative community offerings show that adult learners are still hungry for humanities programs that illuminate their lives.
A team of researchers uses cutting-edge technology to better predict when and how one of South America’s most active volcanoes will erupt.
UNC researchers have developed a device that could impact pancreatic cancer treatmentt: By using electric fields, the device can drive chemotherapy drugs directly into tumor tissue, preventing their growth and in some cases, shrinking them.
Two Carolina seniors and two young alumni have won prestigious awards for graduate studies.
The First Year Seminars Program offers innovative, inventive and one-of-a-kind classes designed to help incoming students make the transition from high school to a global research university.
Louise Toppin, professor and chair of the music department, has received the 2015 Legacy Award from the National Opera Association.