Campus Updates

Thorp named chair of new National Research Council committee

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp has been named chair of a new National Research Council committee tasked with establishing and promoting a culture of safety in academic laboratory research. Thorp is among 13 academic and industry leaders who will review laboratory practices and attitudes, then make recommendations that would improve the safety performance of U.S.…

Six employees receive Massey Awards

Six employees have been selected by Chancellor Holden Thorp to receive a 2013 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most coveted distinctions the University gives faculty and staff. The late C. Knox Massey of Durham created the awards in 1980 to recognize “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions” by University employees. In 1984,…

Thorp honored with endowment to support UNC faculty

Holden Thorp, the outgoing chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill, has been honored with the establishment of the Chancellor Holden Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Endowment at the Carolina Center for Public Service. The endowment was created with a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor to name and support the Center’s Faculty Engaged Scholars program. “This endowment…

Nobel laureate Smithies named inaugural fellow of preeminent cancer research academy

Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies has been named an inaugural fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy, which was created this year to recognize distinguished scientists whose contributions have propelled innovation and progress in the fight against cancer. Smithies, the Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor in the department of cell biology and physiology, shares his…

Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit set for April 5-7

The Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit, a three-day conference hosted each spring at Carolina and Duke University, will be held April 5-7.  The summit aims to strengthen Duke-UNC collaboration by bringing together undergraduate and graduate students from Duke, UNC and other top universities in the United States and China with interest in U.S.-China affairs. The summit…

Pro bono project offers legal services to cancer patients

Cancer patients at UNC and Duke have one less thing to worry about, thanks to the recently launched Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project. The cutting-edge collaboration among the law schools and cancer centers at the two universities and the North Carolina Bar Association offers free legal services to local cancer patients. The project has won…

Go Global! prepares students for travel

Carolina senior Michelle Kuei had traveled to South America and Asia but had never been to Africa before a trip to Uganda last summer. Prior to her journey, Kuei attended an orientation hosted by Carolina’s GO! Initiative and learned information that proved to be helpful. A UNC graduate student from Uganda advised Kuei about what…