Investing in Rising Stars

Investing in rising stars has been a hallmark of UNC Department of Chemistry since the William F. Little era. Little came to Carolina as a chemistry instructor in 1956 and nine years later, at age 35, became chair. Regarded as the heart, soul and energizing force of the department, he created a congenial environment in which excellence was expected and success was widely celebrated.

Rather than hiring more senior faculty, as was done elsewhere to raise a department’s profile, he hired promising young scholars, invested significant resources in furthering their research and aided them in getting tenure, trusting that many would remain at Carolina and continue to contribute.

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The Department of Chemistry in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences celebrates its 200th anniversary in 2018.

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