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$10 million Faculty Excellence Challenge to fund faculty recruitment and retention

“So many of those seminal individuals were my professors here, and their impact on my life has not only been profound, but it continues even today," said John G. Ellison Jr. "I want that for every student who comes to Carolina, because they deserve it and society needs their leadership for our future.” ... Read More

Carolina creates UNC Institute for Convergent Science

The Institute for Convergent Science will allow the College of Arts & Sciences to expand the Be A Maker network beyond the BeAM space in Murray Hall. ... Read More

Four faculty members honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. ... Read More

‘A wonderful opportunity’

Already a department chair and distinguished researcher, Leslie Parise is ready to serve the institution she loves as new chair of the faculty. In an interview, Parise talked about why she chose to run for chair, what she envisions her role to be and, yes, how she will find the time. ... Read More

Silicon Revolution series

The Gazette was able to tag along with history professor James Leloudis and the 16 students in his Maymester class, Silicon Revolution, this summer. These are the stories and video from our three-part series. ... Read More

Silicon Revolution: Women in Tech

The shortage of women in the tech industry is obviously of interest at Carolina, which has an undergraduate population that is roughly 60 percent female. The topic was also top of mind with the students in the Silicon Revolution course. ... Read More

Elaine L. Westbrooks named University librarian and vice provost for University Libraries

The University has selected Elaine L. Westbrooks, associate university librarian for research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, as its new University librarian and vice provost for University libraries. Approved by the University’s Board of Trustees, the appointment is effective Aug. 15. ... Read More

Reimagining science education for visually impaired students

Feelin’ DNA aims to inspire the visually impaired community by providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers with 3-D models so they can incorporate them into their classrooms. ... Read More

Carolina will help lead international study on concussion management

The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study, led by Carolina and the Medical College of Wisconsin, on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management. Johna Register-Mihalik is the co-principal investigator at Carolina. ... Read More

Allbritton receives Inventor of the Year award

Carolina recognized Nancy Allbritton, the Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carolina and North Carolina State University, with its Inventor of the Year award in recognition of decades of work turning her research into university-based startups. ... Read More