Month: July 2012

Murray and DeSimone named American Chemical Society fellows

The American Chemical Society has named Carolina chemistry professors Royce Murray and Joseph DeSimone as ACS fellows. The new class of 96 fellows will be honored at the society’s fall national meeting in Philadelphia in August. The ceremony will be hosted by ACS Immediate Past-President Nancy B. Jackson. “ACS is especially proud to honor these …

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UNC research to be featured at world’s largest AIDS conference

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to one of the highest ranked HIV/AIDS programs in the country, with dozens of researchers working toward new prevention strategies, reducing stigma, and finding a cure in the global fight against AIDS. Their expertise and wide-ranging findings will be showcased at the XIX International AIDS …

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A legacy of gratitude: Alumnus honors father, economics department with memorial fund

For Matthew Guest (’97 AB), establishing a fund in the department of economics was about more than expressing gratitude for the program’s positive impact on his education and career. It was a way for him to honor the memory of his father and the important role he played in his life. Guest and his wife, …

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Moreau honored with environmental stewardship award

David Moreau, former chair of the curriculum in environment and ecology and a professor of city and regional planning, had a statewide environmental stewardship award created in his honor. Moreau was honored by the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources at a reception July 10.  The Dr. …

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UNC research guides improvements to floodplain management planning

A comprehensive evaluation by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will help communities develop better floodplain management plans and reduce flood insurance premiums. Based on the UNC study, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will implement changes that its National Flood Insurance Program will use to rate communities’ preparedness in 2013. …

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Kenan Institute appoints Joseph DeSimone as new director

UNC’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise has appointed Joseph M. DeSimone as its new director. DeSimone is the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University and of Chemistry at UNC. He replaces John D. …

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