September 2012

Award-winning photojournalists to discuss poverty alleviation Oct. 15

Photojournalists Steve Liss and Jon Lowenstein will discuss “American Poverty: The Hidden Story” Oct. 15 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free public talk is at 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Liss and Lowenstein come to campus for the Frank Porter Graham Lecture, sponsored by the James M. Johnston Center for …

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UNC ranks 5th among national public universities for 12th year in a row

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks fifth among the nation’s best public universities for the 12th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report. The rankings appear in the 2013 “America’s Best Colleges” guidebook and at www.usnews.com beginning Sept. 12. Among national public universities, UC-Berkeley ranked first, followed by UCLA and …

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Sahle pushes for positive changes

Professor Eunice Sahle’s first love is teaching. A recipient of a 2011 Student Undergraduate Teaching Award, she is known for encouraging independent thought in the classroom.

Pfennig to Direct Royster Society of Fellows

David W. Pfennig, a faculty member in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Biology since 1996, has been appointed the Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor for Graduate Education. The appointment is for a three-year term. In his new role, Pfennig will direct the Royster Society of Fellows, the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School’s most selective …

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Tony-winner ‘Red’ opens PlayMakers season

PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, kicks off its new main-stage season Sept. 19-Oct. 7 with John Logan’s Tony Award-winning play “Red.”

Scientists show how DNA blueprint functions

UNC scientists were co-principal investigators and collaborators for projects described in the Sept. 6 special issue of the journal Nature describing the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) Project. The Human Genome Project produced an almost complete list of the 3 billion pairs of chemical letters in the DNA that embodies the genetic code — but …

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