H ARDIN INTERIM PRESIDENT AT ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM
Paul Hardin, fomler UNC chancel- lor and a current professor of law, was narned the interim president of
the University of Alabama at Birmingham
in November. Hardin and his wife, Barbara,
lived in Birmingham in the 1950s, when
Hardin practiced law.
FOOTBALL T AR HEELS
REWARDED IN POST-SEASON
In addition to a Gator Bowl invita- tion, the Tar Heel football team received many honors to go with its
9- 2 season record.
Freshman defensive back Dre' Bly, who
finished the regular season with an inter-
ception per game- best in the nation-
became the first freshman in history to be
named to the Associated Press All-America
first defensive team. Bly also was chosen
first-team All-America by the Football
Writers Association of America and by the
Walter Camp Football Foundation. He
was also narn ed ACC Rookie of the Year
and was named to the All-ACC first team.
Coach Mack Brown was named ACC
Coach of the Year. Brown was one offive
runners-up for the Bear Bryant Award,
which recognizes the best coach in the
nation. Bly was a runner-up for the Jim
Thorpe Award, given annually to college
football's top defensive back.
Seven players were named first-team
All-Adantic Coast Conference. In addition
to Bly, all-conference honors went to quar-
terback Chris Keldorf, tight end Freddie
Jones, center Jeff Saturday, defensive end
Greg Ellis and linebacker Brian Simmons;
Leon Johnson made the first team as kick
retw. 11. specialist.
Named to the second team were
defensive tackle Rick Terry, linebacker
Kivuusama Mays, defensive back Omar
Brown, and Johnson as tailback.
N o O NE INJURED
IN J OYNER FIRE
A fire that started near a third-floor window in Joyner residence hall forced evacuation of 169 residents
at about 1: 20 a.m. Nov. 19. No one was
injured in the fire.
Chapel Hill Assistant Fire Chief Robert
Bosworth said the blaze was under control
within 13 minutes of the initial report from
a campus-wide alarm system. The fire is
not being investigated as suspicious. The
cause was determined to be bedding
matelials that had been under a hot lamp.
Four rooms had minor smoke damage,
and the third-floor window was replaced.
Hepatitis Center: The National Insti-
lUte of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has cOO-
sen the UN( School of Medicine as one of four
centers in the United States that will work to
improve treabnent and control of hepatitis (,
the nation's leading cause of chronic hepatitis.
Dr. Stanley lemon, professor of medicine and
professor of microbiology and immunology, will
direct the UNC center with help from a four-
year, $3 million cooperative agreement with
Moose Earns Ragan Award: Ruth
Moose, who teaches creative writing in the
English departmen~ was honored for her con-
tributions to North Carolina's fine arts with the
1996 Sam Ragan Award. Moose's stories and
poetly have appeared in publications induding
Award, created in 1981 to honor North Caro-
lina's first secretary of cultural resources, ~
given annual~ to one or more people who
contribute to fine arts in North Carolina above
and beyond their primary interest
White Wins Hemophilia Award:
Dr. G~bert t White II ' 66, a School of Medicine
professor, has received the 1996 Dr. Murray
Thelin Award from the National Hemophilia
Foundation. The award goes annual~ to a sci-
entist who has made a m~or contribution to
research on hemophilia, a genetic bleeding
disorder that affects around 200,000 Americans.
White is director of the UNC Comprehensive
Hemophilia Diagnostic and Treatment Center.
Hershey To Chair National
Board: Dr. H. Garland Hershey Jr., vice
provost for health affairs, was recently elected
chair of the Board of Directors for the Asso-
ciation of Academic Health Centers. Based in
Washington, D.C., the nonprofit association
represents more than 100 health complexes
based at major universities in the United States
Andrews Named Fellow: Richard
N.L Andrews ' 70, professor of environmental
policy in the School of Public Health's depart-
ment of environmental sciences and engineer-
ing, has been elected a fellow of the National
Academy of Public Administration.
Cancer Screening Grant: Acancer
screening program directed by a UNC faculty
member has received a $40,000 grant from
the Fisher Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation.
Dr. Jo Anne E3Ijl, professor and chair of health
behavior and health education at the School of
Public Health, directs the screening .program.
The funds will be used for medical outreach
and educational activities targeted to primary-
care physicians and radiology centers in
Eastern North Carolina.
Breast Screening Grant: The
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has
awarded a $50,000 grant to a cancer screen-
ing program directed by Dr. Jo Anne Earp,
professor and chair of health education at the
School of Public Health. The project seeks to
increase breast cancer education, screening and
follow-up services for poor, black women over
age 50 who live in rural North Carolina
Sheldon, lack D. Owens professor and chainnan
of the department of surgery in the School
of Medicine, has been elected to the Institute
of Medicine, part of the National Academy of
Sciences. Sheldon is fonner president of the
American Surgical Association.
Sheldon Elected: Dr. George F.
1996 to address nationwide concerns with teen
pregnancy. Brown, chair of the UNC faculty,
will serve two years on the task force.
Coclanis Earns Professorship:
Peter Coclanis, professor of history, has been
named the first reci~ent of the George and Alice
Welsh Professorship. The three-year professorship
provides a salary stipend and a research fund
for books, equipmen~ travel, research assistance
or other expenses. Codanis, a specialist in u.s.
economic and business history and colonial
history, serves as associate dean for general
education in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Junior Faculty Prizes: Four faculty
members have been selected as 1996 recipients
of the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for
Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young
Faculty at UNC. Recipients are Dr. Shannon
Kenney, division of infectious diseases, School of
Medicine; Jianqing Fan, statistics; Holden Thorp,
chemistry; and Cori Dauber ' 84, communication
studies. Each received a $5,000 stipend for
their achievement as junior tenure-track or
recently tenured professors.
Copy Editor Fellowship: With a
$175,000 grant from the John S. and James
L Knight Foundation, the School of Journalism
and Mass Communication will set up a trial
mid-career fellowship program for newspaper
copy editors. The Knight Foundation Fellowships
for Copy Editors will bring three participants
to UNC in the spring and three in the fall for
study and work in the school and the area.
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