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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Serendipity by design

A key challenge in the digital age is to find ways to foster intentional connections among research scientists across different disciplines and universities. At Carolina, RENCI’s powerful and advanced information technology systems make this possible. ... Read More

Carolina People: Paul Hoecke

When Paul Hoecke thinks about the contributions the UNC Print Shop and Copy Shop makes to Carolina, he thinks about the 8,500 orders the shop handled last year. When he thinks about how all those ordered were completed, he thinks about teamwork. "There’s really no “I” here," he said. ... Read More

Harvey Award funds web app to help families find affordable housing

Low-income citizens nationwide face a challenge to find affordable housing that fits their needs in safe neighborhoods. This is true even for those with Section 8 vouchers, the federal Housing and Urban Development program that subsidizes rent for qualified low-income tenants. William Rohe and Michael Webb from the Center for Urban and Regional Studiesplan to […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Deen Freelon

Deen Freelon is an associate professor in the School of Media and Journalism. He researches how digital media influences political opinions and how those opinions are expressed online. He also creates tools for computational analysis, a new area in communication and journalism research.   ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Kurt Ribisl

Kurt M. Ribisl is a professor and chair of the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. He also co-leads the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Ribisl’s primary research interest is reducing tobacco use by youth and adults with a particular focus on regulating the sales and marketing of tobacco products at the point of sale and on the internet. ... Read More

Professor Angela Kashuba selected as new pharmacy dean

Angela Kashuba, a world-renowned researcher, skilled administrator and dedicated University faculty member, has been selected as the next dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. ... Read More

Two faculty members named Beckman Young Investigators

Frank Leibfarth, an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wesley Legant, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine’s pharmacology department and the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, have been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award — $600,000 […] ... Read More

‘Mamma Douglas’ believes in the power – and joy – of giving back

  For more than two decades, Linda Brown Douglas has given back to the University she loves in countless ways without expecting anything in return. This year, her bounty of good deeds finally caught up to her when she received a 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award. Douglas, the director of volunteer engagement for University Development, […] ... Read More

Todd Nicolet named vice provost for digital and lifelong learning

Todd Nicolet has accepted the position of vice provost for digital and lifelong learning, effective May 20. This new position will guide the establishment of the University’s vision and unified strategy for a future-directed, sustainable digital learning institutional environment. In this role, Nicolet will lead a coordinated, institution-wide effort to provide design, implementation planning, execution, […] ... Read More

Graduates urged to join a “conspiracy of good people”

As more than 6,000 Tar Heels participated in Carolina’s graduation ceremony on May 12, they were challenged to find not just their careers, but their callings, and to ask themselves what they are uniquely wired to do. ... Read More