If you were going to die tomorrow what would you talk about tonight? That’s the prompt given to the annual winner of the Chiron Award for their award lecture. The Chiron Award is given each year to a professor nominated by their students in recognition of their character and service to the undergraduate population. It was inspired by the last lecture of Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon who had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.
When he was 15 years old, Tibor Spitz crawled out of a hand built shelter, dug into the side of a hill in Slovakia, where he had spent the previous seven months hiding from the German army. 73 years later, he walked into the Student Union Auditorium to help ensure people do not forget the horrors he and other Jews went through during the Holocaust.
Along with cooler temperatures and shorter days, the Fall season brings runny noses, bouts of coughing and sneezing to campus. The annual flu season is approaching, and Campus Health Services is taking steps to prepare the University for this year’s strain of flu.
Independent science journalist JoAnna Klein engaged the crowd at Wilson Library on Wednesday by asking them why they should be listening to her.
Weaving a story of refugees, her own immigration and the world that her daughters must live in today, Edwidge Danticat, an activist and storyteller, delivered a call for togetherness in the 25th Annual Sonja Haynes Stone Memorial Lecture.
“If we don’t get no justice, you don’t get no peace,” was the chant ringing out from a crowd of protesters gathered on the steps of the South Building early Wednesday afternoon. Carrying drums, pots, party favors, whistles and homemade shakers the protesters were part of the most recent effort to get the University to remove Silent Sam from its spot in McCorkle Place.
Students in the pit yesterday got a fiery welcome back to campus. As part of the University’s Week of Welcome program, UNC Department of Environment, Health & Safety held a program on fire safety and how to use a fire extinguisher.
A team of UNC Ph.D. candidates won $20,000 and job interviews after a day-long competition on Duke University’s campus on April 21.
Chemistry professor Joe DeSimone is currently on leave from UNC to act as CEO at the company he co-founded, Carbon. Carbon uses Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology that DeSimone helped create to improve 3-D printing.
An exhibition of brightly colored kinetic sculptures have popped up around campus, giving students a new way to interact with art. The exhibition is called Los Trompos — Spanish for “the tops” — and is a collaboration between two Mexican designers, Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena.