Published: May 14, 2008 07:45 AM
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- William Anderson of Chapel Hill has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with Boy Scout Troop 845. For his Eagle service project, he designed and constructed improvements to a trail in the Adams tract in order to prevent erosion. Anderson is a junior at Chapel Hill High School and the son of John and Leigh Anderson. He joined Troop 845 in 2002 and has served the troop in several leadership posts.
- Garegin Papoian, an assistant professor of chemistry in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences, has received a 2008 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. The $75,000 award is given by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation of New York City to promote the chemical sciences.
- Papoian, who has been at UNC since 2004, uses advanced computational methods to study biophysical processes at multiple scales, including protein dynamics, chromatin folding and regulation of cell motility.
- Allison Press, a ninth-grader at Chapel Hill High School, is among 40 regional finalists in the nationwide Doodle 4 Google art competition. Students were asked to design a Google logo or "doodle" inspired by the question "What if . . .?" She will attend the awards ceremony May 21 in Mountain View, Calif., where the national finalists and overall winner will be announced.
- Christine S. Hardman has been inducted into the Furman University chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hardman of Chapel Hill. The be eligible for membership, a student must post a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher during one term of the freshman year.
- Bowen Kelley has been named to the dean's list for the winter term at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn. He is the son of Thomas Kelley and Alexandra Lightfoot of Chapel Hill.
- Charles B. Cairns has been appointed professor and chair of the department of emergency medicine in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Cairns comes to UNC from Duke University, where from 2004 to earlier this year he was associate chief of emergency medicine at Duke University Medical Center and director of emergency medicine research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
- Cairns' father, Robert Cairns, was a professor in the psychology department in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences from 1973 to 1999 and founded the Center for Developmental Science. His mother, Beverley Cairns, helped launch the center's internationally acclaimed Carolina Longitudinal Study in 1981.
- Jessica Pope of Cedar Grove has received a $1,000 scholarship from Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Carolina. She is a student at Orange High School. Applicants for the scholarship are judged based on academic achievement, financial need, community involvement and leadership potential.
- Caitlin Moran of Chapel Hill has been named to the dean's list for the winter quarter at DePaul University in Chicago, Ill. To qualify for the list, a full-time student must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.
- Danielle L. McGuire, a postdoctoral fellow in Southern studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a 2008 Lerner-Scott Prize from the Organization of American Historians. The prize honors her dissertation, "At the Dark End of the Street: Sexualized Violence, Community Mobilization, and the African American Freedom Struggle," which she is revising during her fellowship at UNC's Center for the Study of the American South. The Lerner-Scott Dissertation Prize recognizes the year's best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women's history.
- Artwork by Tova Boehm, daughter of Nancy Luberoff and Bruce Boehm of Chapel Hill, has been chosen to be displayed in the Earlham College Senior Art Show in Leeds Gallery. Earlham College is in Richmond, Ind.
- Rebecca Livengood of Chapel Hill presented her research at the Fifth African Population Conference in Columbia, Mo., Dec. 10-14, 2007, during a discussion of emerging issues on population and development in Africa.
- Livengood also presented her research at the 2008 Spring Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum at Missouri University on April 28. She is a 1999 graduate of Chapel Hill High School.
- Jonathan E. Andrews of Hillsborough received an associate degree in photographic technology from Randolph Community College during graduation ceremonies May 9 in Ashboro.
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