This week's News & Observer Tar Heel of the Week is Royce Murray, a chemist at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Murray, 73, is in his 50th year on the faculty in Chapel Hill. Yep. 50 years. The periodic table was smaller back in 1960. He's been around for a while.
But it isn't about longevity. It's about the longtime professor's influence on his students, co-workers and, in fact, the physical plant of the campus he's called home now for half a century.