University convocation


Convocation Speaker - Rick Adams


2013 Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award Winner

The Winchester Distinguished Scholar Award recognizes UNC faculty for their research, scholarly work and for consistently demonstrating outstanding scholarly performance.

Rick Adams a Professor of Biological Sciences is a leading specialist in the ecology and evolution in bats. His research involves the relationships of water resources to population and community ecology of Colorado bats; the development and evolution of flight in bats based on investigations of bone development in prenatal and juveniles as they learn to fly. In addition, the effects of natural disasters (hurricanes and volcanoes) on island bat populations.