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Creativity Hubs Awards accelerate solutions to societal challenges

What if data on the devastating impacts of extreme storms and floods could inform and predict future problems for people who live along a coast? What if scientists could develop a therapeutic capable of suppressing a wide variety of viral infections, saving lives and billions of dollars in direct medical and economic costs? What if […] ... Read More

Stephenson named vice provost for global affairs, chief global officer

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, a distinguished diplomat, international leader and prior dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute, has been selected as Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer. She will start Sept. 3. Stephenson has been president of the American Foreign Service Association since 2015 and a member […] ... Read More

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 on: Bo Li

In Carolina’s chemistry department, Assistant Professor Bo Li studies the chemistry and biology of natural products to address major challenges in infectious disease and discover new antibiotics. Her lab’s novel approaches find ways to develop natural products that combat antibiotic resistance. Li explains that antibiotic overuse has mostly caused the worldwide problem of bacterial antibiotic resistance. […] ... Read More

Mayer-Davis receives American Diabetes Association’s Kelly West Award

The American Diabetes Association presented the 2019 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology to Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, chair of the nutrition department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. The award recognizes significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. Mayer-Davis was recognized with the honor and delivered the Kelly West Award Lecture […] ... Read More

7 faculty members receive distinguished professorships

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost is pleased to announce that seven faculty members have been selected in 2019 to receive distinguished professorships: W.R. Kenan Jr. Professors: Ralph S. Baric, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Dr. Ralph Baric is truly an exceptional scientist with well-established national and international […] ... Read More

UNC School of Law receives largest single cash gift in school’s history

The UNC School of Law has received the largest single cash gift in the school’s history from North Carolina business icon Jerry Wordsworth. The unrestricted gift supports the school’s mission to prepare outstanding lawyer-leaders. Like all gifts to Carolina Law, it is an investment in the future of North Carolina and the nation. Wordsworth is […] ... 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