Published: Sep 26, 2006 09:49 PM
Modified: Sep 26, 2006 09:49 PM
- Elin O'Hara Slavick of Chapel Hill has received a 2006-07 N.C. Arts Council Fellowship Awards. She received an award of $8,000 to further her work. She is a professor of art at UNC-Chapel Hill, where she teaches conceptual photography, collaborative visual projects, drawing, mixed media and body imaging. Slavick received a master of fine arts degree in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Richard Samulski of Chapel Hill have been selected as a member of the University Honors program at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. To be chosen for the program, a freshman must have a high school grade-point average of at least a 3.5 and an SAT I score of 1400 (minimums: 620 Verbal, 600 Math) or above; or if the high school GPA is at least a 3.7 with an SAT I score of 1300-1399 (minimums: 620 Verbal, 600 Math).
- Robert W. Saunders, a Carrboro resident who is a partner with the law firm of Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America, 2007."
- He has practice general corporate and tax practice, with a particular focus on tax-exempt organizations, tax-exempt financing, and state and local tax planning. He represents numerous exempt organizations, including charities, trade associations, social welfare organizations, and social clubs from their formation and operation, to their merger or dissolution. He also advises on tax and governance issues and has represented exempt organizations in federal and state tax audits.
- Three UNC-Chapel Hill chemists have won top awards from the American Chemical Society for outstanding contributions to their fields.James W. Jorgenson, William Rand Kenan Jr. professor of chemistry, will receive the society's highest award in analytical chemistry. Jorgenson pioneered the chemical separation technique capillary electrophoresis in the 1980s.Michael Ramsey, Minnie N. Goldby distinguished professor of chemistry, will receive the top award in chromatography. Ramsey helped create the concept of performing lab tests on tiny silicon, glass or plastic chips. >Joseph M. DeSimone, William Rand Kenan Jr. distinguished professor of chemistry and chemical engineering at UNC and N.C. State University, received the Henry F. Whalen Jr. Award for Business Development. The award recognizes DeSimone's ability to identify market needs, develop novel technologies to address those needs and transfer that technology from the laboratory to viable commercial businesses. DeSimone is co-principal investigator for the Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence. He also is director of the new UNC Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Technology.
- Dale Ramsden, assistant professor of biochemistry and biophysics in the UNC School of Medicine and a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher, has won the 2006 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Career Development Scholar Award. Career development scholars are highly qualified investigators who have shown a capacity for independent, sustained original investigation in the field of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Scholars are expected to hold independent faculty-level or equivalent positions and to have obtained substantial support for their research from a national agency. Scholar awards are $110,000 per year for five years.
- Katherine Gaido of Chapel Hill has accepted the Frances Winship Walters Scholarship and enrolled as a member of the class of 2010 at Agnes Scott College. She is the daughter of Kevin and Marcia Gaido. The scholarship totals $40,000 over four years and is given to students who have excelled in the classroom and have demonstrated leadership, character and personal achievement.
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