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James Cahoon

Hitting a double: Cahoon scores two major science honors The Scoop

Chemist James F. Cahoon is among 126 scholars to receive the 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. This is the second major award given to early-career scientists that Cahoon has received in recent months.

Baby breastfeeds

Breastfeeding prepares baby’s belly for solid food Research, The Scoop

A new UNC study found that breastfeeding influences a baby’s ability to transition from milk to solid foods and may have long-term health effects.

A baby loggerhead sea turtle

For sea turtles, there’s no place like magnetic home Research, The Scoop

Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to new evidence from UNC biologists.

Cuban flag

Pérez quoted on U.S./Cuba relations The Scoop

UNC historian Louis Pérez contributed to the global discussion on the reopening of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

Bill Kier at the chalkboard in the front of a classroom

$5 million gift will create dean’s ‘say yes’ fund The Scoop

The College of Arts and Sciences has received a $5 million gift to provide Dean Karen M. Gil with “say yes” funds that empower department chairs to be agile, responsive and innovative.

Historical photo showing Father James Devereux’s 1975 English class

Lectures before laptops The Scoop

In 1975, while alumni were drawing up the charter for the Arts and Sciences Foundation, these Carolina students were crowded into Dr. James Devereux’s English class.

Rob Parker

Parker named executive director of Arts and Sciences Foundation The Scoop

When Rob Parker walked through the doors of the Arts and Sciences Foundation as its new executive director in October 2014, he already had a deep appreciation for its mission.

Students learn phlebotomy

Mapping the Route to ‘Go Anywhere’: Joining forces to help students chart their futures The Scoop

The new Go Anywhere Initiative, a partnership between Honors Carolina and University Career Services, helps students explore not only what they want to do, but who they want to be — to discover a life well-lived.

A collage of 12 student portraits, taken underwater and in black and white.

Inside Out: Students bring global water photography project to UNC The Scoop

UNC students Caroline Orr ’16 and Norman Archer ’17 have teamed up to bring JR’s Inside Out photography project to UNC, with a theme focused on water.

UNC women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell performs strengthening exercises with associate professor Claudio Battaglini.

Giving Hope: Helping cancer patients realize benefits of exercise, educational therapy Research, The Scoop

Cancer patients are usually advised to rest after treatment, but a pioneering UNC program is proving that recovery is faster if patients exercise.

WVSP staff in 1977

(Online exclusive) Creating an Archive of Civil Rights Voices The Scoop

Assistant professor Seth Kotch hopes to provide a glimpse into the experiences of everyday people and activists from the civil rights era. In collaboration with Duke researchers, he is creating a digital archive of broadcasts from black activist radio stations from the ’60s and ’70s.

Karen Gil in South Building, with a view of the Old Well

‘Can-Do’ Dean to Step Down: Gil will return to teaching, research in psychology The Scoop

Karen Gil, who will step down as dean at the end of the academic year to return to the department of psychology, provided much-needed stability during her tenure and implemented key measures that have strengthened the College.

View of Hollywood Blvd sign

Hollywood Heels: L.A. internships provide invaluable industry experience The Scoop

Scores of UNC alumni have launched careers in the film and TV industry thanks to a communication studies internship program that sends students to Hollywood for prestigious internships at production companies, agencies, studios and related businesses every summer.

Historical photo showing Father James Devereux’s 1975 English class

#Throwback: (spring 2015 photo) The Scoop

Readers responded with wonderful details about this photo labeled “Lectures before laptops,” featuring the late Father James Devereux’s 1975 English class, which we published in our spring ’15 issue.