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Police say false reports like Matney’s are rare

Although Quinn Matney’s false police report was a serious matter that resulted in misdemeanor charges, campus police said false reports do not occur frequently and do not present a major problem. A potentially greater concern is an issue at the heart of Matney’s lie — self-mutilation.

	Bryan Routh stands in front of a new robot in the Genetic Medical Building. The robot takes candidate drugs and puts them in assay plates and helps store drugs and calculate more accurate data.

Psychoactives expert takes unconventional path to award

Bryan Roth came to UNC’s Department of Pharmacology from Case Western in 2006, and has since presided over a research lab known for its work with psychoactive drugs. Last month, he won the 2011 PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence for Pharmacology/Toxicology for his achievements.

	Dennis Whittle (left), co-founder of GlobalGiving, discusses social entrepreneurship with Buck Goldstein, UNC’s entrepreneur in residence.

GlobalGiving founder pushes social entrepreneurship in Campus Y talk

Countries in need — and the groups that want to help them — have a friend in Dennis Whittle. Whittle, a leader in social entrepreneurship, spoke at the Campus Y on Thursday about how aspiring students can use their skills to promote social, economic or environmental change. Whittle is a former UNC student and Morehead Scholar and is the co-founder of GlobalGiving, which connects charities and donors with social improvement projects to ensure that they receive necessary funding.

Past and present collide at reading of James Joyce and Michael Suarez poetry

James Joyce’s poetry is more than a century old, but it came to life Thursday afternoon in Wilson Library. Michael Suarez, the director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia and a Jesuit priest, recited segments from Joyce’s collection of poetry titled “Chamber Music.” He also introduced the audience to samples of his own poetry. Suarez’s seminar was the first in the “Poets in Person and on the Page” lecture series.