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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

‘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

Carolina People: Kim Ring

In her mission improving public health, Kim Ring likes nothing better than coming up with solutions to problems and ultimately putting them into play. ... Read More

Leadership in transition

Leslie Parise steps down as faculty chair Leslie Parise announced March 25 that she will step down as faculty chair by the end of this semester. Parise, who is also chair of the biochemistry and biophysics department in the School of Medicine, served as chair of the faculty for the past two years. “In balancing […] ... Read More

Donald Hornstein receives Award for Excellence from UNC System

Donald Hornstein, Aubrey L. Brooks Professor of Law, is one of 17 faculty members in the UNC System to receive the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees at each institution and selected by […] ... Read More

Lloyd Kramer to serve as interim faculty chair until 2020 election

Lloyd Kramer will serve as faculty chair May 8 through June 30, 2020, when the candidate who wins the 2020 election will become faculty chair. The Faculty Advisory Committee selected Kramer when they met April 8 to appoint an interim chair of the faculty to succeed Leslie Parise, who is stepping down from the post […] ... Read More