housed in the law school's extra office space and financially supported through fund raisers organized by the law school. The center is intended to cultivate research, sponsor conferences and draw guest speakers to campus and to offer its administrators an opportunity to teach civil rights courses at the University. Both Chambers and Jack Boger, law professor and deputy director of the center, will teach related courses in the spring. Nichol believes the key step in launching the center was Chambers' avail- ability. "Julius Chambers is a historic fig- ure," he said, "and to have him come back to his alma mater and teach civil law to current students is a historical event." Chambers won milestone civil rights cases in the 1970s, including the decision to desegregate Charlotte's schools, and went on head the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund from 1984 to 1993. He plans to oversee the Civil Rights Center part time while continuing his law practice in Charlotte.
FOUR ALUMNI HONORED
ON UNIVERSITY DAY
Four alumni received the Univer- sity's Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus awards in University Day
ceremonies Oct. 12. They are James A.
Duke ' 52 of Fulton, Md.; Hugh L.
McCollJr. ' 57 of Charlotte;Anthony E.
Rand ' 61 of Fayetteville; and P Kay Wagoner ' 70 of Chapel Hill.
Duke, who earned a doctorate degree
in botany, had a 30-year career as an eco-
nomic botanist with the U.S. Department
ofAgriculture. He has written 20 botani-
cal books and has lectured frequendy on
topics including ethnobotany, herbs and
McColl, the retired chair and chief
executive officer of Bank of America
Corp., earned his bachelor's degree in
business administration and holds an hon-
orary law degree. He co-chaired the
Bicentennial Campaign for Carolina, and
the McColl Building, home of the
Kenan-Flagler Business School, was
DANCERS IN MOTION
AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Dancers with the
Pink Ribbons Project
are using the arts to
support medical science
and public service at
the UNC Lineberger
and local talent, Pink (L. to R.) Susan Rafte, executive director ofthe Pink
Carolina, a dance benefit of Pink Carolina, and Dr. David Ollila, honorary
this fall at Durham's board member of Pink Carolina and UNC Lineberger
Carolina Theatre, surgeon, worked to bring the Pink Ribbons Project
raised more than to Carolina.
$70,000 in funding needed for breast cancer advocacy, education and
research in North Carolina.
UNC Lineberger is using the funds to raise awareness and provide
free breast cancer screenings for low-income women in North
Carolina through the NC Breast Cancer Screening Program.
Pink Carolina proceeds are also used to support the center's Sentinel
Lymph Node Program, which ensures state-of-the-art surgery as an
option for women who need it but cannot afford it.
You can help UNC Lineberger continue to make a difference in the
fight against cancer. Contact the development office for more
information - 919-966-5905 .
School of Medicine
Campus Box 7295
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295
(919)966-5905 Fax (919)966-9727
C AROLINA ALUMNI REVIEW