Month: January 2015

Harvey Award winners create tools to chronicle past and present

For the first time in the history of the C. Felix Harvey Award for Institutional Priorities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, two winners have been selected to receive the honor along with $50,000 each. This year’s Harvey Award will support and advance one project that aims to improve transparency in state …

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Day in the life: Artist Paul Travis Phillips

As a conceptual artist, Paul Travis Phillips starts with an idea. The materials — paint, drawing, sculpture, video, performance — come as a secondary. Phillips, an MFA candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences, says the hours of an artist are nonstop.

The Bugs in Your Drugs

When it comes to fighting disease, bacteria do it better. Not just antibiotics, but immunosuppressants, anti-fungal creams, some drugs for malaria, and many anti-cancer agents come from compounds made by bacteria.

“Bacteria don’t get malaria. They don’t get cancer,” says UNCbiologist Elizabeth Shank. “We don’t really know what bacteria are doing when they make these things.”

Five students receive Hogan Book Award

Five students received the Hogan Book Award for First-Generation College Students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics.) The award, sponsored by faculty members Kelly and Brian Hogan in the College of Arts and Sciences, in partnership with Pearson Education, will provide first-generation college students with the textbook for the introductory course for biology, physics …

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