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Threading diversity into Faculty Council

Rumay Alexander, chair of the faculty diversity committee, has come up with a diversity syllabus of sorts, a list of topics to be discussed and guest speakers to address them, to "raise collectively the awareness” of the faculty. ... Read More

On the eve of construction

Bruce Runberg was charged with supervising one of the largest building campaigns undertaken by a major university and finished it in only nine years. ... Read More

Campus leaders determined to help restore public trust

Faculty Council Chair Bruce Cairns and Employee Forum Chair Charles Streeter are bound by a shared goal for the new academic year: restoring public trust in the institution. ... Read More

Hard-working twins benefit from Carolina Family Scholarship

The Carolina Family Scholarship helped staff member Karen Jenkins-Cheek send her identical twin sons (Kyle, left, and Kevin) to college at UNC Pembroke. ... Read More

Eight endowed professorships awarded

Meet eight faculty members who recently have been named to endowed professorships. ... Read More

The man behind the camera

Dan Sears always stood behind the camera – never in front of it – yet over the course of his 23-year career at Carolina he became one of the most recognized and beloved figures on campus. ... Read More

For a decade now, ombuds trio has demonstrated the power of listening

The University Ombuds Office, which turned 10 this year, is widely regarded as one of the best in the country, and university leaders thinking of creating an ombuds office often turn to Carolina’s program to find out how it should be done. ... Read More

Yoga in the galleries

Grab a mat and museum cushion and take a deep breath. Yoga and Tai Chi classes in the Ackland Art Museum galleries are about to begin again. After nearly a month of closed doors, the museum reopened July 1 with fresh renovations. Along with new paint and flooring, students, faculty and staff can also find […] ... Read More

McDiarmid and Curtis to step down from posts

Bill McDiarmid, dean of the School of Education, announced that he will step down from the post and return to teaching, effective Jan. 1. McDiarmid has served as dean since 2009, leading the school as it built new academic programs, increased diversity among its faculty and prepared for an upcoming capital campaign. He will return […] ... Read More

Honors for June 24, 2015

Recipients of the 2014-15 Finance Division Extra Mile Awards are John Medlin and Ken Thurheimer from Purchasing Services; Ethel Rodriguez from Travel Services; Karen Sipe from Business Analysis; and Ammar Yameen from Disbursement Services. Each received a framed certificate, a $100 gift certificate and one day of paid annual leave. As part of the celebration […] ... Read More

Howes, maestro of the campus master plan, dies at 78

Former Chapel Hill Mayor Jonathan Howes, who also led the process to revamp the campus master plan, passed away at age 78. ... Read More

Honors for June 3, 2015

The School of Social Work honored seven faculty members and two staff members at the end of the 2014–15 academic year: Natasha Bowen, Excellence in Faculty Mentoring; Iris Carlton-LaNey, Excellence in Teaching; Dean Duncan, Excellence in Research; Mark Fraser, Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring; Vanessa Mitchell, Excellence in Staff Performance; Gary Nelson, Excellence in Public […] ... Read More

Fulenwider and Williams are honored for service in the workplace

Lachonya Williams and Lindsay Fulenwider and have been honored for the ways in which they support and influence others in their jobs at Carolina. ... Read More

PCIED calls for more talk, more action to improve diversity at Carolina

Creating a diversity plan should be the first step in the process, not the last, said Daryl Smith, the national diversity expert who came to campus April 14 for the Diversity in Higher Education seminar. ... Read More

Forum focuses on budget and ConnectCarolina

The May 6 meeting at Wilson Library was the Spring Community Forum, held annually to give University employees the chance to ask questions directly to administrators – even the chancellor. ... Read More

Faith, family, friends were mainstays of Snipes’ career

Week after week, month after month – for what would prove to be a remarkable 46-year run – Betsi Snipes did what had to be done to make sure everybody always got paid on time. ... Read More

Gist’s passion to help others leads to Carolina Women’s Center

When Shelley Gist was assigned as a sophomore to intern at the Carolina Women’s Center, she never knew how much the center and its mission to build gender equity would inspire her career. ... Read More

Faculty-Staff Campaign offers vital support

In an era of state budget cuts and rising enrollment, private gifts to Carolina -- a vital part of which is generated by the UNC Faculty-Staff Campaign -- have played an increasingly important role. ... Read More

Faculty Council: fast and furious

In the last meeting of the academic year, Faculty Council passed resolutions on open access and the student honor code and heard the annual reports from several committees. ... Read More

Sullivan and Tufekci named 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows

Two professors at Carolina have been honored as inaugural 2015 Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. ... Read More

Six receive Massey Awards for Meritorious Service

Six Carolina employees will receive 2015 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards, one of the most coveted distinctions earned by faculty and staff. ... Read More

Pro40+ grants help faculty redesign professional courses

Encouraged by the success of 100+, the Center for Faculty Excellence (led by Eric Muller) has introduced a pilot program called Pro40+ that provides grants for faculty in the professional schools to redesign their classes with more than 40 students. ... Read More

Honors for April 15, 2015

Marco Barker, senior director for education, operations and initiatives in diversity and multicultural affairs and clinical assistant professor in the School of Education, was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education. The council’s goal is to assist in setting and implementing the vision for […] ... Read More

Faculty discuss STEAM and active learning as part of QEP

Advocates for highly structured, active learning classes say in-class activities keep students more focused on learning and improve achievement and should be part of the 2016 Quality Enhancement Plan. ... Read More

Faculty to vote on open-access policy

Will Carolina join the more than 100 universities across the country that are part of the open-access movement? Julie Kimbrough and Todd Vision hope so. ... Read More