Month: May 2012

Art professor’s award-winning film examines two cities: Dubai and Detroit

Sabine Gruffat, an assistant professor of art, received the Golden Badger Award at the Wisconsin Film Festival for her film, “I Have Always Been a Dreamer.” “I Have Always Been A Dreamer” is a documentary travelogue and film portrait of two cities: one in an apparently unstoppable state of growth, another in what seems to …

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Southern Comfort: Sharing rural N.C. with NYC’s art scene

Three o’clock in the morning. It’s quiet and there’s no one around. A dim light emanates from beneath the studio door. Inside, among scattered books and photos, Damian Stamer puts the finishing touches on a painting titled Matinee, in which a remnant of a barn appears through a mysterious portal.

Archaeology professor wins 2012 Presidential service award

Scott Madry, research associate professor of archaeology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, received a 2012 President’s Volunteer Service Award from the “making a difference through volunteer service.” The award is given annually to individuals, families, and groups who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation. Madry was honored for his volunteer work …

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Phillips Ambassadors to study in Asia for summer/fall 2012

Sixteen undergraduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for summer, fall, and year-long 2012 study abroad programs in Asia. The Summer/Fall Phillips Ambassadors will study in greater China, including Hong Kong; India, Thailand, Japan, and Singapore.

Mueller honored by national high school organization

Frederick Mueller, a professor emeritus of exercise and sport science, will receive one of the highest honors bestowed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Mueller is director of the National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, based in UNC’s College  of Arts and Sciences. He will receive the Award of Merit …

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