Posts Tagged: commencement

Get Ready World – UNC Gillings 2014 Graduates Headed Your Way!

Our May 10 Gillings commencement was solemn, raucous, fun, thoughtful, poignant and exuberant. Nearly 400 excited graduates crossed the stage, in the process signifying what they have accomplished, traversing a bridge between the past and the world ahead. We’re proud that most of them either will continue their educations or will go to work at jobs in their fields. Read More

Commencement … again

Another December meant another Commencement. The years fly by, and yet, each December, the ceremony somehow feels fresh, not just a rehash of graduations past. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology Barbara Frederickson, PhD, spoke about positivity. It was an excellent, thought-provoking address. She advised graduates to keep negativity and positivity… Read More

Good news and not good news

Share First, the good news: Our School’s Commencement Saturday May 7th was the School’s 71st commencement. We moved to the newly-rennovated Carmichael Auditorium so students could bring as many guests as they wanted. And they did! It was a joyful, sunny Carolina-perfect day. About 250 students crossed the stage to receive… Read More

Welcome new leadership at the National Cancer Institute; Fears of a budget cliff at the NIH

After months of whispers and rumors, finally, it was announced last week that Harold Varmus, MD will become NCI’s new director this summer. It’s the first time a former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) takes over an NIH institute. It’s a good thing. Dr. Varmus understands NIH,… Read More