From the time she was small, Debra J. Barksdale thought big. At the age of 9, she was inspired by the television show Julia, starring Diahann Carroll as a black American nurse. “Everything I did from that point on was so that I could be a nurse,” she says.
The day may be gray and rainy, but a green dinosaur and blue dragon can usually brighten things up considerably.
Some look familiar. Some look strange. All are images submitted by students and faculty to a scientific art competition sponsored by Carolina’s Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory (CHANL).
Heather Munroe-Blum believes innovation at Carolina is as old as the University itself. Innovation began when Carolina did, 217 years ago, with the rise of a public university predicated on the then radical notion that the public had an innate intelligence that, if unlocked, would greatly benefit the state, she said.