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Focus Carolina: Rebecca Macy

Dr. Rebecca Macy is the L. Richardson Preyer Distinguished Chair for Strengthening Families in the School of Social Work. She is passionate about ending family violence. Her work is focused on finding the best interventions for people who have been victims of domestic violence/intimate partner violence. She is also interested in helping victims of human […] ... Read More

DeSimone receives prestigious National Academy of Sciences prize in convergent science

Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at Carolina and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University, is the recipient of the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Award for Convergent Science. ... Read More

Steven W. Matson receives Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education

The board of directors of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has announced that Steven W. Matson, dean of Carolina's Graduate School and professor of biology, is the 2018 recipient of the Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education. Matson received the honor at an awards ceremony held Dec. 6 at the CGS 58th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. ... Read More

Randa Radwan named director of Highway Safety Research Center

The new director of Carolina’s Highway Safety Research Center is Randa Radwan, the fifth person and first woman to lead one of the nation’s first and most renowned transportation safety research centers. She began work on Dec. 3. ... Read More

BOT recommends four-part plan on Confederate Monument, Campus Contextualization

In response to a UNC System Board of Governors resolution, the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees voted Monday to propose a holistic four-point plan for the disposition and preservation of the Confederate Monument. ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Penny Abernathy

Penny Abernathy is the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics and a director of the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media. Her research focuses on two overlapping areas: Documenting areas of the country that are at risk of becoming news deserts and finding sustainable business strategies to keep local news organizations in […] ... Read More

Carolina rises to 5th among US universities for federal research funding

Carolina has reached the ranks of the top five research universities in the United States for federal research expenditures, according to the latest National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Carolina posted a record high for both overall research expenditures and federal expenditures during fiscal year 2017. ... Read More

Trustees hear from Chancellor’s Science Scholars, give update on Confederate Monument

Of the 45 Chancellor's Science Scholars who have graduated, more than half are pursuing an advanced degree in a STEM-related field. Many of the others are taking a gap year to work in a STEM-related job before continuing their education. ... Read More

Davie Awards honor four for extraordinary service

Four individuals who exemplify dedication, commitment and service to the University received the Board of Trustees’ highest honor Nov. 14. The four recipients of the 2018 William Richardson Davie Award are Munroe Cobey and James Peacock, both of Chapel Hill, Kay Massey Weatherspoon of Charlotte and Leonard Wood of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Read More

Carolina faculty member named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jeffrey Johnson, A. Ronald Gallant Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Johnson, chair of the chemistry department in UNC-Chapel Hill’s College of Arts & Sciences, was recognized for […] ... Read More