Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, played a big role in creating the conference, department chairperson Chris Clemens said.
2015: Football lost
Marquise Williams and the Tar Heels bounced back from a week one loss.
After a poor showing against South Carolina that resulted in a 17-13 loss, Williams and the team went on to win their next 11 games (and beat Duke by 35 points).
Now, the Heels hope to ride the momentum from their thrilling home win over Pittsburgh when they travel to Tallahassee to take on Florida State this Saturday.
2012: Charlotte DNC
Barack Obama and Bill Clinton visited Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention.
The Democratic Party formally nominated Obama to seek a second term in the White House in Charlotte, and Bill Clinton made an appearance. Hillary Clinton, serving as Secretary of State, was in Timor-Leste at the time.
On Friday, Wendy Davis, the former Texas state senator famous for her 11-hour long filibuster of a bill meant to increase abortion restrictions in Texas, visited the Campus Y to campaign for Hillary Clinton.
2009: Merkel reelected
Angela Merkel reelected for her second term as Chancellor of Germany
Merkel was re-elected amid the European Union’s financial crisis.
1389: Medici born
Cosimo de’ Medici, the start of the Medici dynasty, was born in Florence on Sept. 27.
Medici family members were some of the most well-known patrons of the arts in Renaissance Italy — and they’re now an obsession of Kanye West.
“I am Warhol,” West said in a radio interview. “I am the number one most impactful artist of our generation. I am Shakespeare in the flesh. Walt Disney. Nike. Google. Now who’s gonna be the Medici family and stand up and let me create more — or do you wanna marginalize me ‘til I’m out of my moment?”