Month: December 2011

UNC art professor named among ‘100 artists to watch’

Hong-An Truong, an assistant professor of art in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, was named one of the “100 artists to watch” in the December 2011/January 2012 issue of Modern Painters magazine. Modern Painters is a magazine published in New York City that covers international contemporary art and culture. Truong has been an artist-in-residence …

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Biologist named fellow of international scientific society

College biologist Jeff Sekelsky joins five other University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Sekelsky was recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of genetics, particularly the genetic and molecular descriptions of DNA repair and recombination processes. He also …

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MFA student wins $20,000 painting fellowship

When Jason Osborne looked through his junk mail, he expected the letter to be a rejection. Instead, he found that he was awarded a prestigious fellowship. Osborne, a second-year UNC MFA student, won a $20,000 painting fellowship from the Dedalus Foundation. The Master of Fine Arts Fellowships are given to only two students, in painting …

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DeSimone wins innovation award from scientific research society

Chemist Joseph DeSimone has been awarded the 2012 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation from the scientific research society Sigma Xi. DeSimone is Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina …

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Extending the gift of friendship to Fukushima University in Japan

A yellow poplar tree, just like UNC’s beloved Davie Poplar, will now watch over the campus community of Fukushima University in Japan.

To honor the legacy of friendship and goodwill between the Tar Heels and Japan, Carolina sent textbooks and a yellow poplar sapling to Fukushima University, where a tree-planting ceremony on the central plaza was held in November.

Phillips Ambassadors to study in Asia in spring 2012

Six undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for spring 2012 study abroad programs in Asia. They will study in China, India and Singapore.

Phillips Ambassadors are selected twice a year and receive up to $7,500 each for a semester or year-long program and up to $5,000 each for a summer program. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and commitment to activities, service and leadership roles in the classroom and community.

Partisan Partners

It takes a new president so long to fill jobs within the federal government that there’s never a time when all the positions are filled. “We call it the government of empty chairs,” says UNC political scientist Terry Sullivan. That would be funny if it weren’t so scary. Of the thousands of positions to be filled, …

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