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Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting comes to Carolina

The Ida B. Wells Society, a national organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting, will now be based at the School of Media and Journalism, the school announced Aug. 15. ... Read More

Welcome: new Tar Heels beginning roles at Carolina

With every fall semester, the University welcomes new faculty members and others to jobs across campus. Some are veteran professors, while others are fresh from earning a terminal academic degree in their field, switching to a new job or in their first position in academia. Here’s an introduction to just a few of the newest Tar Heels. ... Read More

A father for social science

Howard Odum arrived at Carolina in 1920 with “a head full of dreams.” Four years later, he founded the Institute for Research in Social Science. It’s better known today as the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, the oldest university-based interdisciplinary social science research institute in the world. ... Read More

Todd BenDor named new director of Odum Institute

Todd BenDor, who has served as interim director of the H.W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science since last September, has been named director.  BenDor has served on faculty at Carolina since 2007, as a professor in the city and regional planning department and director of the department’s doctoral program and doctoral  admissions in […] ... Read More

Mastering the art of math

For the past 10 years, Mark McCombs has taught the first-year seminar Math, Art and the Human Experience, designed to give students different perspectives on what math and art can be.  ... Read More

Suzanne Barbour of University of Georgia to be new Graduate School dean

Suzanne Barbour, dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia, will be dean of the Graduate School and professor of biochemistry and biophysics, effective Sept. 3. ... Read More

New Carolina research center to address 21st century questions on digital information

With $5 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carolina will establish the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life, which will answer defining questions about the changing nature of society and politics in the digital age. ... Read More

Carolina People: Mari Diaz

Mari Diaz is inspired by students who come into CAPS seeking psychological services: "They're bright, hardworking, service-oriented and often motivated to work on themselves." ... Read More

New Edible Campus interactive map guides foragers to what’s in season

Fresh produce is available to anyone on campus, thanks to the Edible Campus, a program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Now there is a new interactive map to help foragers find what's in season in the 11 gardens across campus. ... Read More

Carolina Latinx Center opens with expanded programs, resources for campus

The Carolina Latinx Center opened in a new location in Abernethy Hall earlier this month. “The foundation has been laid…now, we need to build the future,” said center director Josmell Perez. ... Read More