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Faculty members Kramer, Parise vie for faculty chair post

Faculty members will vote next month to choose a new chair of the faculty to succeed Bruce Cairns, who will complete his term June 30. Two veteran faculty members, Lloyd Kramer and Leslie Parise, are running for the faculty leadership post. ... Read More

Campus leaders honored with Advancement of Women award

Four women were honored with the University Award for the Advancement of Women during an event on March 7 at the Campus Y. This year’s honorees are Susan Girdler, a professor of psychiatry and psychology; Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz, associate director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas; Olivia A. Bass, a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program; and Kaylee Llewellyn, a junior majoring in computer science. ... Read More

Carolina named a Best Workplace for Commuters

Carolina was named a Best Workplace for Commuters for 2017 by the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Carolina was one of 27 colleges and universities nationally and one of five in North Carolina to receive the designation. ... Read More

Thomas wants to welcome more people to Women’s Center

The first Women’s History Month during Gloria Thomas’s tenure as the director of the Carolina Women's Center seemed like a good time to check in with her about what she sees as the role of the center and how she intends to shape it going forward. ... Read More

Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

Geoffrey Bell and his students Jun Wang and Brooke Benson tested the water in Battle Branch after a restoration project turned the once-soggy area beside McIver Residence Hall into a gentle stream that flows from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road. ... Read More

Fostering a culture of integrity

In her new role as director of the Office of Ethics Education and Policy Management, Kim Strom-Gottfried will be responsible for strengthening Carolina’s commitment to fostering a culture of integrity, accountability and ethical conduct. ... Read More

Nursing dean discovers a new home in Chapel Hill

After more than 13 years at the University of Miami, Nena Peragallo Montano will now lead the School of Nursing as dean. ... Read More

Diversity from a dean’s view

In his first year as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Kevin Guskiewicz has been asking his colleagues what “diversity” means to them. At the Jan. 27 Faculty Council meeting, he presented what he learned in “The Diversity Imperative from a Dean’s Perspective.” ... Read More

General Alumni Association honors two with faculty service awards

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of chemistry, and Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government, were honored last month with the General Alumni Association’s 2017 Faculty Service Awards. ... Read More

Immigration Executive Order sparks campus response

Chancellor Carol L. Folt, administrators and members of the Faculty Council and Employee Forum responded swiftly to the immigration Executive Order on Jan. 27. ... Read More