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Launching Bold Ventures: Alumna invests in social entrepreneurship

March 13, 2013

In April 2012, Robin Donohoe launched her latest venture, this one for the benefit of students at Carolina. The Richards Donohoe Social Entrepreneur in Residence Fund underwrites a new member of the faculty whose job is to share practical insights from his or her career with students interested in charitable organizations.

Morning bath

March 12, 2013

Zoe Wolszon’s photo of elephants undergoing their morning bath ritual in India won the water theme award in the Carolina Global Photography Competition.

Two Luce Scholars

March 12, 2013

Seniors Will Leimenstoll and Henry Laurence Ross have won Luce Scholarships for study in Asia. The program funds a year of living and learning in Asia for recent college graduates.

Top honor for health adviser

March 12, 2013

Daniel Gitterman, associate professor of public policy, was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the state’s highest honors.

Stopping killer infections

March 12, 2013

Many kinds of staph infections are now resistant to all but one antibiotic. Chemist Matt Redinbo’s team has identified a mechanism by which such killer infections spread, and they have suggested ways to stop them before it’s too late.

Thank you, Holden and Patti

March 11, 2013

After spending much of their adult lives in Chapel Hill, Holden and Patti Thorp are heading to St. Louis this summer. Effective July 1, Chancellor Thorp will be provost of Washington University there, where he also will hold an endowed professorship with appointments in chemistry and medicine.

Global entrepreneurship

March 11, 2013

Public Policy Professor Maryann Feldman has been honored with a global entrepreneurship research award for her work on “the geography of innovation” — where industries cluster and why.