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25 earn 2018 University Teaching Awards

Twenty-five faculty members and teaching assistants have been named winners of Carolina's 2018 University Teaching Awards. The recipients were recognized during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Georgia Tech on Jan. 20. ... Read More

Nursing’s Meg Zomorodi to lead new Interprofessional Education office

Meg Zomorodi, clinical associate professor in the School of Nursing, will lead Carolina’s new Office for Interprofessional Education and Practice as assistant provost of Interprofessional Education. Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when two or more professions “learn from, with, and about each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes” (WHO 2010). Interprofessional education allows […] ... Read More

Measuring success

FPG researchers led by Peg Burchinal helped the local Family Success Alliance evaluate its impact on children’s lives. Could a four-week pre-K program really make that much of a difference? The answer is yes, Burchinal said, and she has the data to prove it. ... Read More

Career Aquatic

At the end of his 40-year career at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Glenn Safrit reflects on the most important lessons he has learned— and taught—in the ocean. ... Read More

Kim Strom-Gottfried talks about doing the right thing in the workplace

With a wide-ranging presentation titled “Am I My Brother’s Keeper?” Kim Strom-Gottfried, the University’s director of ethics education and policy management, led the first Carolina Conversation of the new year on the first day of classes, Jan. 10. ... Read More

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on sexual harassment

Dear Carolina Community: Welcome back to campus. We hope everyone had a restful and relaxing break. As we begin 2018, we will continue to address many priorities, and none is more important than protecting the safety of our campus community. The issue of sexual harassment is on the minds of everyone, as we have watched […] ... Read More

Hooper named interim director of FPG Child Development Institute

Stephen Hooper has been named interim director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, effective Jan. 1. Former director Sam Odom stepped down after 11 years of serving in that position. Odom will continue to serve as a senior research scientist. ... Read More

Convergent science gains momentum

Rich Superfine, chair of the department of applied physical sciences, explains this next-generation approach to science and the new institute that will be home to it at Carolina. ... Read More

Gopal encourages graduates to ‘be bold but also boring’

Be audacious in your pursuits, but not in a flashy, shallow way, Carolina’s Satish Gopal told graduates at the Winter Commencement ceremony at the Dean Smith Center on Dec. 17. ... Read More

News from the Graduate School

Steve Matson has announced plans to step down as Dean of the Graduate School at Carolina after a decade of distinguished service in this leadership role. He will return to the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, after his successor is in place. ... Read More