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In other news: January 2024

In other news January 2024

More insights and highlights from the UNC Kenan-Flagler community

A momentous year

As we look forward to what the new year will bring, we look back at a few of our favorite stories of 2023.

Christine Porath

Christine Porath

Thought leaders

Sreedhari Desai

Photo by Megan Mendenhall, Endeavours magazine

An artful life

Growing up, Professor Sreedhari Desai couldn’t afford an easel, so she painted by working with a palette on canvas on the floor. It’s a technique she still uses when taking breaks from teaching and researching gender diversity and ethical decision-making.

“When I’m totally in the zone, working on one of pieces, my mind stops racing, and I can just be present in the moment,” she told Endeavours magazine

Spotted on social

  • Professor Sekou Bermiss shared his favorite rap albums of 2023 — including one very clear winner.
  • At the December MBA@UNC Summit, students connected with peers, learned about different field options such as management and consulting — and got a good taste of Tar Heel culture.

    Daniel Thorpe and Anne Beck

    Thorpe Landscapes President Daniel Thorpe (right) with Vice President Anne Beck

  • Daniel Thorpe (MBA ’21) shared that his North Carolina-based landscape construction firm, Thorpe Landscapes, was chosen by the National Park Service to work on the $19.2 million restoration of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. “We are incredibly proud that an NC-based site and landscape contractor will be doing the work on this iconic NC landmark. We are very proud and humbled to be selected,” Thorpe said on LinkedIn.
  • Former men’s basketball player and coach Matt Doherty (BSBA ’84) spoke about creating a championship culture at an alumni event at UNC Kenan-Flagler’s new Charlotte Executive MBA Program campus.