2009 News and Announcements

Award and Fellowship Recipients

News Headlines

Graduate School Introduces First Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor for Graduate Education

October 8, 2009

The Graduate School is pleased to introduce the first Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professor for Graduate Education, Julia Wood. Professor Wood outlined her future vision for the Royster Society of Fellows at a reception on October 8, 2009.

The Royster Society of Fellows Welcomes 27 New Graduate Students

August 28, 2009

Twenty-seven new graduate students from around the world are beginning their first semester at UNC Chapel Hill with five-year fellowships in the Royster Society of Fellows.

Former Royster Fellow publishes new research on ocean warming

August 25, 2009

Warmer ocean temperatures could mean dramatic shifts in the structure of underwater food webs and the abundance of marine life, according to a new study lead by Mary O'Connor, Ph.D., a former Graduate School Royster Fellow.

Loss of Alexander Heard, former Graduate School Dean

July 27, 2009

Alexander Heard, the chancellor of Vanderbilt University in the 1960s and '70s and an education advisor under three U.S. presidents, died Friday. He was 92.

Trustee John Ellison Jr. Wins Dean's Award

April 20, 2009

Trustee John Ellison Jr. has won the 2009 Dean's Award for Significant Contribution to Graduate Education.

Endowing innovation: Dr. Thomas S. Royster (1918-2008)

February 26, 2009

Thomas S. Royster, M.D., '40 died on Aug. 4, 2008. But the legacy that he and his wife, Caroline H. Royster, established at UNC lives on through the vibrant, interdisciplinary graduate fellowship program they helped establish…

Announcing the Chancellor's Fellowships

February 12, 2009

The Graduate School is pleased to announce The Chancellor's Fellowships. The Chancellor's Fellowships support exceptionally talented new doctoral students recruited to outstanding departments.

Announcing the Royster Distinguished Professorship

February 2, 2009

The Graduate School is pleased to announce The Caroline H. and Thomas S. Royster Distinguished Professorship for Graduate Education.