May 2018

Inventor of the Year: Mark Schoenfisch makes NO the optimistic answer

Mark Schoenfisch UNC's Inventor of the Year speaks at awards celebration with podium and balloons in background.

While receiving the 2018 UNC-Chapel Hill Inventor of the Year award, Mark Schoenfisch, professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, discussed his decades-long research of the molecule nitric oxide. Schoenfisch has a record of bringing his research to market, where it has the potential to improve the lives of patients through medical devices, pharmaceutics and drug development.

Six students selected as Robinson Fellows for study in Europe

Photo shows a student lying on a bench in front of the Old Well while a biker speeds past on Cameron Avenue. (photo by Donn Young)

Six students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2018 Anne L. and S. Epes Robinson Honors Fellowship, which provides funding for students who propose a program of study wholly focused on some aspect of the history and culture of Europe and the Mediterranean from 5th century B.C.E. to 1920.

Students embrace the roots of photography

A hand is shown holding a piece of black and white film from a camera -- close up on the hand and strip of flim.

In an era when photographs made with cellphones and digital cameras have become the norm, some Carolina students have chosen to embrace the art form’s more analog past. In the “Darkroom Photography” course, taught by assistant professor Gesche Würfel, students use older cameras that require film to operate and spend hours tucked away in the Hanes Art Center darkroom to make their photos come to life.