Published: Apr 16, 2008 01:21 PM
Modified: Apr 16, 2008 01:21 PM
- UNC assistant mathematics professor Dmytro "Dima" Arinkin and assistant professor of molecular biology Zefang Wang have been named 2008 Sloan Research Fellows by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.Arinkin has taught at Carolina since 2007. His research focuses on the Langlands Program, a mathematical program that has been pivotal to the development of such fields as number theory, representation theory and algebraic geometry.Wang came to UNC in 2003 as a postdoctoral fellow.
- Susan E. Cates has been named associate dean of executive development at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.A North Carolina native, Cates received a master's degree in business administration from Kenan-Flagler, where she was a Julian Robertson/Tiger fellow and a dean's scholar. Prior to joining UNC, Cates was a partner with Best Associates, a private equity firm, based in Dallas. There, Cates specialized in for-profit education and her work involved projects in Brazil, China, Colombia and the United States.
- Paul Jacob Alperin has been named to the dean's list in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. He is the son of Marc and Leslie Alperin of Chapel Hill and a graduate of East Chapel Hill High School.
- Air Force Airman Troy M. Hufnagle has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. During the six weeks of training, Hufnagle studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. He is the son of Tina and Darryl Ayers of Hillsborough and a 2006 graduate of Orange High School.
- Bryan L. Roth, a professor of pharmacology in the UNC School of Medicine, has received a "Distinguished Investigator" award from NARSAD (previously known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression), a leading charity dedicated to funding research on psychiatric disorders.The award includes a one-year grant of $100,000 to advance Roth's research on schizophrenia.
- Mark Brown has completed two paintings for the private collection of Nieman Marcus, based in Dallas, Texas. The paintings, "Yellow House" and "Muse of the Moment," will be on display in the retailer's newly remodeled Atlanta store.
- The following students from Hillsborough have been named to the chancellor's list for the fall semester at UNC-Greensboro: Elizabeth G. Andrews, Gena A. Barbee, Robert P. Gove, Anna B. Helgevold, Emily M. Mader, Melissa A. Stanley, Leanne Sulewski and Samantha L. Taulker. To qualify for the list, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 hours of course work and have a grade-point average of 3.65 or higher.
- UNC sophomore Alan Toler received the Scholar of Promise and President's Volunteer Service awards from the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the nation's only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students.The Scholar of Promise Award recognizes members who complete 50 hours of youth-oriented community service within a 12-month term. The President's Volunteer Service Award is given to members who complete at least 100 hours of service during a 12-month period.Toler completed his service at a middle school in Wayne County. The awards recognized his work at Norwayne Middle School, where he volunteered in the school's library, proctored for exams and organized events to recognize students' achievements.
- Katherine J. Gravatt of Chapel Hill has been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Conn.
- Otis Reid of Chapel Hill High School has won a $1,000 scholarship for writing the best essay from North Carolina on the relationship between natural resources and international conflict in the National Peace Essay Contest sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP).Otis's essay is called "Natural Resources and Peace: Building Hope for the Future."Otis will join fellow winners for a trip to Washington, D.C. from June 22-27 to participate in a week of briefings at embassies, conflict resolution simulations and meetings with officials from Congress, federal agencies, and experts and practitioners from various organizations.At a gala dinner on June 26, the three best essays -- selected by the Institute's Board -- will be awarded the national first, second, and third place prizes. These winners will receive scholarships of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500, respectively.
- The following students from Chapel Hill have been named to the chancellor's list for the fall semester at Appalachian State University: Karen Anne Bibb, William James Burpitt, Jessica Hart Byerly, Mark Bellairs Cusick, Caroline Suzanne House, Christopher Charles Koufopoulos, Caitlin Elisabeth Leadem, Noah D. Lee, Marie Kathleen McMahon, Kelsey Anne Melville, Alison Lindsay Shea, Peter James Sherman, Leigh Stockton Stratton, Elizabeth Fraser Stuckey and Julia Renee Taylor. To qualify for the list, a full-time student must attain a grade-point average of 3.85.
- The following students from Chapel Hill have been named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Appalachian State University: Brian Daniel Albert, Caitlin Christine Bennett, Christopher Robert Cedrone, Amy E. Christenbury, Kelly Shannon Cloudsdale, Steven Taylor Dixon, Rachel Ann Dolfi, Troy Edward Fiss, Jennifer Susan Glazner, George Fredrick Godsmark, Dan Ioav Goldin, Leiana Marie Henson, Georgia Davis High, Emily Davis Hostetter, Stephanie Anne Humphreys, Donna Kamarei, Russell Frederick Kuhfeld, Franklin Rosario Luca, Craig West Marimpietri, Allison Lindsay McDaniel, Graham Ripley McGinnis, Grant Lund McLendon, Mary C. McWay, Cynthia Katherine Melton, Lindsey Celeste Miller, Erica Lynn Naftolowitz, Jo Elizabeth O'Neal, Caitlin Cecilia Owens, Stephanie Brynne Pulver, April Kelly Riggs, Sarah Ann Rogers, Kathryn Elizabeth Selby, Christopher Joseph Shannon, Charles Rucker Sheppa, Stephanie Theresa Sherman, Rachel Smith, Shea Erin Spitz, Gregory A. Sronce, Brian Albert Swanson, Tess Eileen Valley, John Daniel Vrnak, Nicholas Emmanuel Walter, Allison Stitsinger Welch, Alexandra Rene Witter, Morgan B. Womble and Maxwell Thomas Zulauf. To qualify for the list, a full-time student must attain a grade-point average of 3.45.
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