In July 2008, Holden Thorp became the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's tenth chancellor. A Carolina alumnus and a former dean of UNC's college of arts and sciences, Chancellor Thorpe has been described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a chemist by profession who holds the prestigious Kenan professorship at Chapel Hill and a musician who loves jazz and rock and roll. We'll talk about higher education in North Carolina, its challenges, and its opportunities from chancellor Thorp's unique perspective.
Pakistan and Boone may be a world apart, but for 15 Pakistani biology teachers this summer, Boone became home. Their six-week visit was enabled by a grant from the U.S. Department of State to Appalachian’s Office of International Education and Development.
Walls, whose memoir The Glass Castle is the 2008 Freshman summer reading book, wrote about her unorthodox childhood living with parents who were not capable of providing the basic necessities. They were, however, able to give her a love of learning, the desire to dream and a strong sense of self-esteem.