2008 News and Announcements

Award and Fellowship Recipients

News Headlines

Loss of a Dear Friend: Myron S. Silverman

October 17, 2008

Myron S. Silverman (Retired Assist. Dean, Graduate School), 93, died Friday morning (October 17, 2008) at DuBose Health Center, Chapel Hill.

Distinguished alumna award to be presented to Dr. Debra Wehrle Stewart on University Day

September 25, 2008

Dr. Debra Wehrle Stewart will receive a Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award as part of the University Day Ceremony on October 12, 2008.

Dr. Christina Burch and Dr. Thomas Whitmore win awards for excellence in doctoral mentoring

May 10, 2008

The winners of the 2008 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring are Dr. Thomas Whitmore, Department of Geography and Dr. Christina Burch, Department of Biology.

Steven Matson, biology professor and chair, appointed Graduate School dean

April 28, 2008

Steven W. Matson, professor and chair of the department of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will become dean of the Graduate School effective July 1, 2008.

U.S. News & World Report Magazine's “America's Best Graduate Schools”

March 28, 2008

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on multiple lists of schools, programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2008 by U.S. News and World Report magazine for its 2009 edition of “America's Best Graduate Schools.”

Celebration to Recognize UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate Students for Outstanding Research and Service

March 18, 2008

The Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill will recognize approximately 300 graduate students for outstanding research, community service, academic achievement, and leadership at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Recognition Ceremony on April 3, 2008 at the Carolina Club of the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

Admissions Office Manager Diane Davis Receives Robert R. Cornwell Unsung Hero Award

February 11, 2008

Diane Davis joined the university in 1978 and has spent the majority of those years in the Graduate School Admissions Office. She is now being honored for those years of excellent service with a Robert R. Cornwell Unsung Hero Award.