We’re back! Fall events lineup for Morehead-Cain

Episode Summary

Catalyze is back for the fall season, and we have a lot to share about.

Episode Notes

Catalyze is back for the fall season, and we have a lot to share about. 

RSVP for this semester’s events: 

Music credits

The music for this episode is by scholar Scott Hallyburton ’22, guitarist of the band South of the Soul.

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Catalyze is hosted and produced by Sarah O’Carroll for the Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States and located at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can let us know what you thought of the episode by finding us on Twitter or Instagram at @moreheadcain or you can email us at

Episode Transcription

Welcome back to Catalyze. I’m Sarah O’Carroll. 

I wanted to take a few moments to make some quick updates about what's coming up at the Morehead-Cain Foundation. This fall, we're hosting a series of Q&A sessions with our new president, Chris Bradford, for each class-year decade. 

You can RSVP and find out which alumnus or alumna will be moderating your group's event on the Morehead-Cain Network. 

Also happening this fall is an online mini version of the Alumni Forum. The ninth triennial forum was originally scheduled for this fall, and, you guessed it, the pandemic meant we had to postpone it for next year, for the fall of 2022. 

So, as the team plans the roadmap for the in-person forum in Chapel Hill, you'll want to save your afternoons and evenings this November, the week of the 15th, for our slate of virtual events.

We'll have a SEVEN Talk with Amir Barzin ’06. Amir is the medical director for virtual care services and the UNC Clinical Contact Center for UNC Health. He also led the development of the Carolina Together testing program.

The (Mini) Forum, which leads up to our annual Day of Giving on Friday, November 19, will also include a panel discussion on the “post-pandemic university.” Towards the end of the week, we'll have a cooking lesson and wine pairing event with Kevin Callaghan ’89, the owner of Acme Food & Beverage Co. in Carrboro. 

That's enough for now. Our first episode of the season features J.R. Ching ’01, the chief financial officer for Yoma Strategic Holdings. He shares what it's been like to conduct international business during the military coup in Myanmar. That episode is on up next.