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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Carolina expands community college partnership with $1.1 million from GSK Foundation

As part of its mission to provide a high-quality education to North Carolinians of all backgrounds, Carolina is expanding its partnership with the state’s community colleges, bringing its signature Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program to Guilford Technical Community College and Central Piedmont Community College and launching a component to support students entering the STEM workforce. […] ... Read More

Advancing health for all

  The School of Nursing is nationally recognized as one of the premier nursing schools in the country, with a mission of excellence in nursing education, research and practice. The school is creating, conducting and disseminating cutting-edge research and using its expertise and service for the betterment of individuals, communities, health care systems and the […] ... Read More

‘Find your why’

Reflecting on his own Carolina graduation, Winston Crisp offered three principles for a meaningful life: savor the journey, find what fills your soul and be kind to those you meet along the way. ... 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

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

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

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