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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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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

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

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

Chancellor shares update on the Confederal Monument

Dear Carolina Community: I write today [Nov. 9] to share an update on our efforts to develop the plan for the Confederate Monument that the Board of Trustees and I will be submitting to the Board of Governors. The level, honesty and thoughtful nature of the participation by our campus and community has been very […] ... Read More

New curriculum, new timeframes for decisions presented to Faculty Council

More time to make decisions was a recurring theme at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Faculty Council. Professor Andrew Perrin gave the council a first look at the just-released proposal for the new Ideas in Action curriculum, and council members voted to expand the timeframe for faculty hearings. They also heard about the extension […] ... Read More

At Carolina Conversation, people with disabilities share ‘lived experience’

The University Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted another Carolina Conversation session on Oct. 23. The discussion focused on accommdating people with disabilities. Led by Tiffany Bailey, the director of the Office of Accessibility Resources and Service, the session emphasized the importance of including people with disabilities in conversations about policies and practices. The wide-ranging […] ... Read More

Winston Crisp to speak at Winter Commencement

Winston B. Crisp, former vice chancellor for Student Affairs, will deliver the University’s 2018 Winter Commencement address at 2 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Smith Center. Crisp joined Student Affairs at Carolina in 2005 as assistant vice chancellor. In 2010, he was named vice chancellor and remained in that role until October 2018 when he […] ... Read More

National Science Foundation grant will strengthen faculty mentoring in STEM

A project led by researchers at Carolina will receive nearly $1 million in funding over the next three years from the National Science Foundation to promote more effective faculty mentoring for women and underrepresented groups in STEM fields. The UNC ADVANCE-Adaptation grant proposal, Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM ADVANCE) was among the eight […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Kelly Ryoo

Kelly Ryoo came to Carolina in 2012, and is focused on creating ways to design and use technology to help English learners with science. She was the recipient of a National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation post-doc fellowship 2014-2016 and a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2016. She is currently working on a five-year […] ... Read More

Crisp’s years of service to Carolina have been ‘a labor of love’

The need to slow down—and reduce stress—was a factor in Winston Crisp's decision to retire, along with a desire to devote more time with his family and to think about how he wants to spend the final years of his career. He has served as vice chancellor of student affairs since 2010. ... Read More