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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Three from Carolina elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three faculty members from Carolina — Kathleen M. Harris, Jodi Magness and Bryan L. Roth— have been elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Harris (sociology) and Magness (religious studies) are in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences. Roth (pharmacology) is in the UNC School of Medicine. The academy announced the election of its 2019 fellows on April […] ... Read More

New General Education curriculum will prepare Tar Heels to be lifelong learners

After a three-year process involving hundreds of faculty, students, staff and other key stakeholders, Carolina will have a new General Education curriculum for undergraduates beginning in fall 2021. The new IDEAs in Action curriculum — IDEA stands for Identify, Discover, Evaluate and Act — was endorsed by Faculty Council on April 12. ... Read More

Faculty Council approves IDEAS in Action curriculum, starting fall 2021

At its last meeting of the academic year, Faculty Council approved IDEAS in Action as the new general education curriculum for the University, starting in fall 2021. The class of 2025 will be the first to graduate under the new general education requirements. Andrew Perrin, sociology professor and chair of the coordinating committee that developed […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Jonas Monast

Jonas Monast directs the Center on Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics (CE3) at Carolina’s School of Law. His work focuses on the interaction of federal and state energy policies, aligning energy and environmental policy goals, and regulatory options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.   ... Read More

‘Dream big, go slow, listen to others and believe in yourself’

When members of the 2019 graduating class cast about for a speaker to deliver the Last Lecture, they wanted someone whose grandly inspirational words would guide them through the next phase of their lives. They wanted someone who, “from Point A to Point Z,” always knew exactly how to succeed — and did it, said […] ... Read More

Police Chief Jeff McCracken will retire July 1

Jeff B. McCracken, director of public safety and UNC police chief, has announced his intention to retire after 30 years of service to Carolina and the State of North Carolina, effective July 1. McCracken joined the department in 1993 as an investigator and rose through the ranks, becoming operations major in 1997 and deputy director […] ... Read More

Librarians discover anti-Semitic posters placed in Davis Library

UNC Police are investigating the posting of several anti-Semitic posters on bookshelves and tables in Davis Library this week. Although the two incidents are not believed to be related, the discovery at the library closely follows another racist incident on campus, the March 31 defacement of the Unsung Founders Memorial on McCorkle Place. The University […] ... Read More

Opioid Response Project helping NC communities fight opioid epidemic

Ten community teams from 16 counties across the state are participating in a new project from the School of Government that allows them to learn from faculty members, and each other as, they join forces to fight a costly and deadly epidemic. ... Read More

‘Triple I’ courses teach the power of interdisciplinary thinking

Courses organized around a broad theme and team-taught by outstanding faculty members in three disciplines seek to introduce students to new ideas while building key capacities such as data literacy. ... Read More

Meeting biomedical and health challenges of the state

The School of Medicine began 140 years ago with 37 medical students and a two-year curriculum, born in the spirit of service that still guides its faculty, staff and students today.  ... Read More