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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Education & Society

Focus Carolina: Melissa Lippold

Melissa Lippold is an associate professor in Carolina’s School of Social Work and a faculty member in the Center for Developmental Science. Her research focuses on parent-youth relationships and the role they plan in preventing risky behavior in adolescents and promoting adolescent physical health. She is interested in the design of family-based interventions to improve […] ... Read More

Guskiewicz promotes return of Tar Heel Bus Tour at BOT meeting

The April 4 meeting of the Board of Trustees was Kevin Guskiewicz's first as interim chancellor. ... Read More

Message from the Provost: Rumay Alexander to step down as chief diversity officer

Dear Carolina Community: We are writing to let you know that Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor G. Rumay Alexander has announced that she will depart her administrative post at the end of this academic year to dedicate herself more fully to her academic career and her service as president of the National League […] ... Read More

Message from Chancellor for National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week

Dear Carolina Community – Please join me in celebrating Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week that runs from Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 5. Representing more than one-third of our student enrollment, graduate and professional students are at the heart of what makes Carolina so special. Some of the world’s greatest innovations begin in […] ... Read More

Focus on: Amelia Gibson

As an assistant professor in Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science, Amelia Gibson looks at how members of marginalized communities access health information. She is especially interested in how people with autism and their families seek and exchange information in their local communities. Gibson is studying how librarians, who are trained as information professionals, […] ... Read More

New analytics dashboard lets faculty see class demographics

“Majors, minors and years in school — that’s all I knew about my classroom demographics before,” said Marc Cohen, teaching assistant professor in English and comparative literature, when he first learned more about the demographics of students in his class. Several semesters later, Cohen changed the reading list in his course to have wider appeal […] ... Read More

Making their mark on Carolina

During Women’s History Month, the Gazette recognizes just a few of the University’s female faculty and staff who have made a difference on campus and beyond through leadership, research, teaching, public service and mentoring other women. ... Read More

US News & World Report ranks Carolina’s graduate programs among country’s best

Carolina’s graduate programs once again received high rankings as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Graduate Schools.” For the second year in a row, the School of Medicine is first for its primary care program. In addition, the Gillings School of Global Public Health tied for second and the School of Social […] ... Read More

225 Carolina: Building on 100 years of excellence

The School of Social Work was founded in 1920 to make distinctive contributions to the well-being of all North Carolinians. This clarion call for impact remains the commitment 100 years later. ... Read More

Focusing on Flexibility

Flexible Learning Spaces Initiative will modernize up to 50 classrooms and advance student-focused interaction. ... Read More