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For Spurling, making friends means even more than football

Since August 2005, Massey Award winner James Spurling has served as the director of Kenan Stadium and Football Facility, a job that has kept him close to the sport – and the people – he loves. ... Read More

Payne’s passion for students comes with a penchant for listening

Christopher Payne has a favorite brainteaser that never fails to stump the countless students and colleagues he has shared it with at Carolina. “My riddle for folks is that I am a UNC graduate, but not a Tar Heel alum.” The other UNC is the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where, in 1992, Payne […] ... Read More

Greenlaw 101, lecture hall for the 21st century

Reviews are positive from the 13 faculty members who taught fall classes in Greenlaw 101, a lecture hall for 100+ recently renovated to make classes more interactive. ... Read More

Carolina connections helped Cruz succeed

The American story of Mayra Cruz begins in Montgomery, Ala., but always seems to circle back here, to Chapel Hill. Cruz credits her success in life, and her family’s, to what she fondly calls her “Carolina connections.” ... Read More

ALS won’t stop Reznick from making the world a better place

Even though he has been on disability leave since 2014 because of ALS, psychology professor Steve Reznick continued conducting research with his students and sharing his experience in other ways. ... Read More

Poet, railroad historian, administrator – Tony Reevy lives in many worlds

The worlds of Tony Reevy, senior associate director of the Institute for the Environment, and Tony Reevy, poet, and Tony Reevy, railroad historian, don’t collide often. ... Read More

English professor wins Mary Turner Lane Award

Connie Eble, professor of English and comparative literature, won the 2016 Mary Turner Lane Award, which recognizes a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women on the Carolina campus. ... Read More

Honors for December 16, 2015

Nathan Montgomery, a hematopathology fellow at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the alumni recognition award from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. The following research associates received $1,000 each as winners of 2015 Postdoctoral Scholar Awards for Research Excellence: Kemi Doll of the […] ... Read More

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