Please join us in paying tribute to the career of outstanding scholar and teacher Royce W. Murray, and help the Department of Chemistry recruit and retain first-class faculty for Carolina.
After thirty-five years in Organic Chemistry, specializing in the preparation of labelled compounds, usually with carbon-14 but also tritium, deuterium,and others, Carolina Chemistry Alumnus Charles Twine is able to spend more time with his lifetime hobby, photography.
During many voyages over the years, his wife Mitzi, whom he met in a Chem 51 course taught by Dr. Tyree in Old Venable Hall, has been Charlie's constant companion, as was his camera. Some photos from their travels have been published in Gourmet magazine and Southern Living. Additionally, his images can be found in several guidebooks published by National Geographic, and the Audubon Society.
One subject that Charlie for years wanted to photograph was the space shuttle program. In 2011 he was able to get his media accreditation for the Kennedy Space Center by photographing for a media group to supply images for their newspapers. This allowed Charlie to photograph several shuttle launches, using sound activated shutter releases on cameras mounted around the launch pad. He was also able to photograph the shuttle as it was put together in the vehicle assembly building.
In recent years, Charlie leads at least one trip a year to Florida, taking groups of photographers to his favorite birding haunts. These trips are always rewarding as the bird populations are reliably dense in the places he has come to love over the years, offering ample opportunities for the patient photographer.
View Venable Hall & Murray Hall with our live webcam. The camera is located on the observation deck on top of Chapman Hall.