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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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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

Preparing students to imagine, innovate and invent

The state of North Carolina’s commitment to great journalism is at the root of more than a century of journalism education at Carolina. In 2015, the school changed its name to the School of Media and Journalism to show its commitment to preparing for a new media landscape while holding true to the values and […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Jessica Lee

Dr. Jessica Lee is the Demeritt Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in the Adams School of Dentistry at Carolina. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, her primary research interests are in infant oral health, access to dental care for young children and health services research. She also explores innovative treatments for […] ... Read More

Carolina’s success reveals keys to increasing STEM diversity

Research shows that Latinx and black students are more likely than their white peers to leave STEM majors. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is determined to change that. The Chancellor’s Science Scholars program, launched in 2013, recruits high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds and sets them up for success by providing an inclusive space for […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: David Gotz

As an associate professor of information science in the School of Information and Library Science, Dr. David Gotz teaches and leads the Visual Analysis and Communications Lab. He conducts research related to the study and development of visual methods for information analysis and communication. He is also the assistant director for the Carolina Health Informatics […] ... Read More

Six individuals and one program receive 2019 Diversity Awards

Using the tagline “an inclusive blue begins with you,” Carolina’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion presented its 11th annual awards April 29 at the CURRENT Art Space on Franklin Street. Those honored came from a record number of nominations received this year. “Diversity opens the doors to challenge our thinking,” said Interim Chancellor Kevin M. […] ... Read More

Weber appointed chief audit officer

Dean Weber has been appointed chief audit officer, effective May 1. “Dean comes to Carolina with a wealth of experience in internal audit and risk assessment activities, most recently as director of the Office of Internal Audit and Risk Assessment for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education,” Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz said in an […] ... Read More