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On-Line Version Fall 2002
One Man's Public Service Journey
On the Cover:
Alumnus and State Senator Howard Lee has been a Carolina professor, a business man and a politician. But through all his personal successes, Lee says he's never lost sight of what's important in life.


Message from the Dean
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is proud to be a public institution, and it shows. This issue of The Fountain highlights how graduate students and alumni give back through teaching and public service.

What's New
Grads recognized for excellence, the cost of attending, campaign notes.

From the Source
Helping Teachers Teach - Royster Fellow Mark Ellis designs new ways to help students understand mathematics.






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  Feature Stories  
The Old and the Beautiful
Paul Valadez paints what we love about cities.
Cities in Times of Change
Weiss Symposium speakers note the resilience and adaptability of cities after Sept. 11. And they talk about the many challenges to come.
White Picket Fences
Shannon Van Zandt investigates how homeownership changes families' lives.
The Caring Connection
Kevin Lee combines engineering, medicine and public health for compassionate health care.
Science on the Road
A Carolina alumnus rides aboard a traveling science laboratory, exposing high school students to the latest in science education.

All Dressed Up
Children tell Susan Bales their first communion stories.

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