Graduate School News

Sequoyah Alumni to Present Compelling Perspectives on Varied Topics: American Indian Historical and Cultural Issues, and Molecular Genetics as Applied to Tumor Treatment

March 31, 2011

Three UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral graduates — in the fields of English, molecular and cellular pathology and history — will be the featured speakers at the University’s Sequoyah Distinguished Lecture on April 14.

The free public event will be held at 7 p.m. at Alumni Hall III of the George Watts Hill Alumni Center and will feature brief presentations from the following speakers:

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations.

Smith, Scull and Stremlau were Sequoyah Fellows while at UNC-Chapel Hill; this Graduate School fellowship, within the Royster Society of Fellows, supports American Indian graduate students and scholarship.

“We are delighted to welcome Drs. Smith, Scull and Stremlau back to campus to share information about their most recent research endeavors,” said Dr. Sandra Hoeflich, associate dean for interdisciplinary education, fellowships and communication at the Graduate School and adviser for the First Nations Graduate Circle student organization. “While studying at Carolina, they provided critical leadership for Native graduate students on campus. They truly left their imprint on UNC-Chapel Hill through the New Directions in American Indian Research Conference, numerous Native recruitment events and by serving as mentors and role models. As successful alumnae, they continue to inspire all of us.”

Event sponsors include the following University groups: the Graduate School, First Nations Graduate Circle, American Indian Center, departments of History, American Studies and English & Comparative Literature and Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.