Why Aziz Sancar gave his Nobel medal to Turkey

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Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar picked up the most prestigious faculty award from the UNC system at the Board of Governors meeting July 29. The board announced its selections for the O. Max Gardner Award in May, but Sancar wasn’t able to receive the award then because he was in his native Turkey. He was giving away an award… Read Article

Frances Perkins on FDR’s Experience With O Max Gardner

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C.J.: Let me get back to the 1932 election, did you support Franklin Roosevelt as the nominee before the convention? Restriction: Permission from interviewer required for quotation. page 37 Eure: Yeah, was presidential elector. C.J.: But before the convention of the Democratic Party, was he your choice? Eure: Oh yes. And was here then, was in the Department of Personnel. … Read More

Dr. Aziz Sancar Accepts O. Max Gardner Award

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After winning the Presidential Young Investigator Award, the 2015 Nobel Prize in chemistry and now UNC’s Oliver Max Gardner Award, Dr. Aziz Sancar said he tries to stay humble. “I prayed to the almighty God to protect me from one of the worst seven deadly sins – pride.” Dr. Aziz Sancar Accepts O. Max Gardner Award – Chapelboro.comRead Article

UNC system honors Nobel winner Sancar

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CHAPEL HILL – Nobel Prize-winning UNC-Chapel Hill professor Aziz Sancar picked up his latest honor on Friday, accepting the UNC system’s O. Max Gardner faculty award from the Board of Governors. Read Article

Sancar accepts 2016 O. Max Gardner Award

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“I marvel at your success,” said UNC System President Margaret Spellings when introducing 2015 Nobel Laureate Aziz Sancar at the July 29 Board of Governor’s meeting. Sancar was there to receive the O. Max Gardner Award, the oldest and most prestigious statewide honor given to a faculty member who has “made the greatest contribution to the welfare of the human … Read More

Edwin Gill

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On July 16, 1978, long time state treasurer Edwin Gill died in Raleigh. Gill was known as “Mr. Integrity” during his more than 30 years of service as a public finance official. Born in Laurinburg in July 1899, Gill opened a law practice there in 1924 after attending what’s now Duke University in the early part of the decade. He … Read More

FDR’s Experience With O Max Gardner

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In his biography of Franklin Roosevelt, The Roosevelt I Knew, former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins notes that FDR went out of his way to thank O Max Gardner for his support of Roosevelt’s “New Deal”. A small portion of the book can be found here (PDF)