Campus Updates

How sweet it is — especially for this Kenan-Flagler grad

While the word “caramel” conjures up images of a chewy sweet treat in American minds, in China there is no translation for “caramel.” So the marketing team launching Hershey’s Lancaster caramels, the iconic company’s first new brand in 30 years, created a new word to describe the product. Hershey’s trademarked its own Mandarin word for…

Fatoumata Diawara Rescheduled for April 11

Carolina Performing Arts at UNC-Chapel Hill has rescheduled Fatoumata Diawara, one of two headliners from One Night in Bamako, for Friday, April 11 following the cancellation of the February 14 performance that was set to feature Diawara and fellow Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate. Perpetuating Mali’s rich musical tradition, Fatoumata Diawara combines songs about love, politics…

UNC medical student is 2014-2015 Gates Cambridge Scholar

A medical student has been named the second Gates Cambridge Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Casey Allison Rimland, daughter of Randy and Melodee Rimland of Charlotte, is a medical and doctoral student in the UNC School of Medicine. She is part of both the National Institutes of Health Cambridge Scholars…

Morehead-Cain Scholar selected as 2014-2015 Luce Scholar

The newest Luce Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is Joël Joseph Hage of Greensboro, a senior Morehead-Cain Scholar who is fluent in five languages. His major is in global studies with a minor in Arabic, both in the College of Arts and Sciences. Hage is one of 18 American students…

Ramsey elected to National Academy of Engineering

Mike Ramsey, a chemistry professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions awarded to a scientist or engineer. Ramsey is the Minnie N. Goldby Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, director of the Center for Biomedical Microtechnologies and a founding…

Alexandra Cousteau to bring family legacy to campus earth week

Alexandra Cousteau, filmmaker and granddaughter of Jacques-Ives Cousteau, will deliver the campus earth week keynote address at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The lecture is free and open to the public and is brought to campus by the UNC Institute for the Environment in partnership with “Water…

Harvey Award winner to develop scholar-athlete support program

The winner of the 2013 C. Felix Harvey Award will use the money that came with the prize to develop the Bridges2Success Scholar Athlete Support Program, a training academy that prepares middle and high school coaches to support academic success among male athletes of color. Leading the team to develop the academy will be Roberto…

Shealy named ACC field hockey scholar-athlete of the year

North Carolina junior forward Loren Shealy has been named the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year and leads the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner John Swofford. Shealy is one of nine Carolina student-athletes named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic team. Tar Heels honored are Sassi Ammer, Emma Bozek,…