Month: November 2015

Celebrating 40 years: John A. Powell ’77

The creation of three professorships between 2000 and 2007 in the College of Arts and Sciences that transformed Southern studies at Carolina was just the beginning. John A. Powell ’77, a history major, who lives in New York City, generously established these professorships to provide substantial financial support allowing the College recruit and retain outstanding …

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Get Off My Lawn

A UNC researcher strives to give real advice to the Albemarle-Pamlico community about its peskiest neighbor: saltwater.

Celebrating 40 years: Vintage Image–Steve Israel ’66

Happy Birthday, Steve! In honor of your 71st, Nina has made a generous contribution to the O.B. Hardison Jr. Scholarship Fund for the Humanities.   The following article by Claire Cusick was published in Carolina Connections in summer 2015. Stephen Israel ’66 wants to honor the Renaissance English professor who changed his life And he …

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Celebrating 40 years: the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship

In 2009, Frank Baumgartner was named the inaugural Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor. Baumgartner came to UNC from Penn State, where he was on the political science faculty for a decade. A Detroit native who earned all of his academic degrees from the University of Michigan, he previously held positions at the University of Iowa …

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Celebrating 40 years: Food for All

As we gather with our families to enjoy the bounty of the season, the Carolina community is also coming together around a common table with food as the University’s academic theme — exploring a plateful of topics, including food cultures and security, nutrition, world hunger, sustainable development and the impact of climate change. This fall’s …

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A new way to Thrive at Carolina

At the White House Summit on College Access and Success last year, Chancellor Carol L. Folt committed Carolina to doing more for its Tar Heels — particularly low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students.