Month: May 2011

Phillips Ambassadors to Study in Asia


Eighteen undergraduates and one graduate student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for 2011 study abroad programs in Asia. They will study in China, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam. UNC’s Phillips Ambassadors program includes a three-credit academic course that puts the experience in global context and challenges …

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Artist Yun Nam: Connecting to North Carolina’s clay

In art professor Yun Nam’s studio, ceramic tea bowls stack on every surface. In the throwing room, bowls crowd the shelves. Outside amid toasty kilns, bowls sit on ware carts, nested into tiny towers. Each is a part of Nam’s journey. For years, he purchased his clay from commercial dealers and never considered the origin …

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Parr Center for Ethics sponsors first high school ethics bowl

East Chapel Hill High School won the inaugural Triangle Regional High School Ethics Bowl on April 30 on the UNC campus. The event was created and sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics in the department of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences. Seven teams from six local high schools participated in the …

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Nearly one in five young adults has high blood pressure, study shows

The number of young adults in the United States with high blood pressure may be much higher than previously reported, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Researchers analyzed data on more than 14,000 men and women between 24 and 32 years old in 2008 from …

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Two Diversity Awards won in the College

An academic department chair and a senior undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences won 2011 University Diversity Awards from the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.  The honors were presented for “significant contributions to the enhancement, support and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community.” Terry Rhodes, professor and chair …

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