A UNC student, Alexander Peeples, and a UNC graduate, Shauna Rust, have been awarded this year's George J. Mitchell Scholarship, a highly prestigious annual fellowship awarded to 12 scholars nationwide. The scholarship supports graduate studies in Ireland in a subject of their choosing, and covers housing, tuition, and a stipend for costs of living and travel.UNC is the only school that had two students win the scholarship this year.
Life is a balancing act, and that is a concept that members of Playmakers Repertory Company know all too well. “Every week is something new,” acting teacher and PlayMakers Company member Samuel Ray Gates said. “I remind myself to take it one day at a time, doing what needs to be done everyday. It’s important to take care of yourself.”
UNC Physics and Astronomy Professor Daniel Reichart's Thursday didn't go quite as planned. “I was on my way to get some ice cream and I saw fire,” said Reichart. “I just thought it was simple arson. Growing up I was an Eagle Scout so I have some similarity with fires. I never saw the perpetrator, everything just accelerated so fast.”
At UNC, homecoming week is a time where current students and alumni come together to share their love for Carolina. This years theme is “One Heel of a Storm”. The Homecoming Committee is holding events all week in the Pit , in addition to special events every night.
UNC is celebrating University Research Week to highlight the vast amount of research and scholarship on campus. The Office of Undergraduate research hosts a variety of events, allowing students to engage and learn about the global impact of research.
UNC ranked No. 3 among Public Universities in Graduate Student Success and Student Learning by the Wall Street Journal.
Renowned behavior economics professor Dan Ariely encouraged students to take risk in their education and invest in their future during his lecture at UNC Hillel on Monday.