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Hogans, heroes: Faculty couple wed to student success

Kelly and Brian Hogan are award-winning teachers who are dedicated to helping as many students succeed as they can. ... Read More

Mathwig helps veterans thrive in their second lives

As the new student veterans assistance coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Students, Amber Mathwig is dedicated to helping the growing student-veteran population succeed at Carolina and get their second lives off to a strong start. ... Read More

Librarians lure students into Wilson with fun and games

To make Wilson Library less intimidating to students, campus librarians came up with a fun game that teaches students about Wilson's special collections in a way that doesn't seem like learning. ... Read More

Employee Forum asked to raise awareness of educational benefits

A recent presentation at the Employee Forum focused on the many educational benefits available to University employees. ... Read More

Confidentially speaking

A case of gender-based violence is so much more emotionally complicated than a stolen wallet or a smashed window. Sometimes the person just needs to talk about what happened before doing anything about it, with someone who won’t judge or preach. Cassidy Johnson is that someone. ... Read More

Massey winner’s biggest prize: being a mom

"Determined and inspiring" is how people describe Faydene Alston, winner of a 2015 Massey Award. ... Read More

Honors for October 28, 2015

At its October meeting, the Employee Forum conferred lifelong Honorary Delegate status on Brenda Denzler, who served as secretary, communications committee chair and vice chair of the Employee Forum and as editor of the forum’s In Touch newsletter. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation awarded a 2015 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering to Jillian […] ... Read More

News in Brief for October 14, 2015

Carolina Cares Carolina Shares is in full swing and other news from the last two weeks. ... Read More

Employee Forum sides with Student Stores

The Employee Forum suspended its rules so the delegates could vote on a resolution in support of Student Stores and opposed to its privatization. ... Read More

Where credit is due

At Aziz Sancar’s first news conference after winning the Nobel Prize, the members of the Sancar Lab were in the front row, cheering him on. Sancar began by thanking them. “This is recognition of the work done by many students and colleagues over the years,” Sancar said, “and also the contribution of my wife, Gwen.” […] ... Read More

Mucha to serve as interim faculty chair

While Faculty Chair Bruce Cairns recuperates from a recent heart attack, Advisory Committee Chair Peter Mucha will serve as acting chair of the faculty through November or until Cairns’ return. Vice Chair Michael Gerhardt will preside over meetings of the Faculty Executive Committee, and Joe Ferrell, secretary of the faculty, will chair the Faculty Council […] ... Read More

Faculty Council approves substitute resolution on FAC

At the Sept. 25 Faculty Council meeting, history professor Jay Smith and the Athletics Reform Group proposed two resolutions related to the Faculty Athletics Committee. The first resolution would have required that at least half of the faculty members of the athletics committee come from the College of Arts and Sciences because, since they teach […] ... Read More

Winter holiday week closure begins in 2016

In a move that will save money and align Carolina with the other institutions in the UNC System, the University will close for the last week of the year in 2016–17 (Dec. 26–30) and 2017–18 (Dec. 25–29). Since the closure week includes four designated paid holidays, employees must use leave for only one day while the […] ... Read More

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