December 2012

Reviews confirm academic problems, validate reforms

The University’s board of trustees received two external reviews Thursday concerning past academic irregularities in African and Afro-American studies. Reviewers found that the problems began in 1997, involved two persons who no longer work here, and did not occur in any other academic departments. Reviewers also validated the extensive policies now in place to prevent similar problems in the future.

Thorp, Smithies elected to National Academy of Inventors

Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scientists, Chancellor Holden Thorp and Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies, were named charter fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a nonprofit organization that recognizes investigators who translate their research findings into inventions that may benefit society. Inductees of this prestigious group demonstrate a spirit of innovation and …

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