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Measuring success

FPG researchers led by Peg Burchinal helped the local Family Success Alliance evaluate its impact on children’s lives. Could a four-week pre-K program really make that much of a difference? The answer is yes, Burchinal said, and she has the data to prove it. ... Read More

Career Aquatic

At the end of his 40-year career at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, Glenn Safrit reflects on the most important lessons he has learned— and taught—in the ocean. ... Read More

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on sexual harassment

Dear Carolina Community: Welcome back to campus. We hope everyone had a restful and relaxing break. As we begin 2018, we will continue to address many priorities, and none is more important than protecting the safety of our campus community. The issue of sexual harassment is on the minds of everyone, as we have watched […] ... Read More

Hooper named interim director of FPG Child Development Institute

Stephen Hooper has been named interim director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, effective Jan. 1. Former director Sam Odom stepped down after 11 years of serving in that position. Odom will continue to serve as a senior research scientist. ... Read More

Convergent science gains momentum

Rich Superfine, chair of the department of applied physical sciences, explains this next-generation approach to science and the new institute that will be home to it at Carolina. ... Read More

News from the Graduate School

Steve Matson has announced plans to step down as Dean of the Graduate School at Carolina after a decade of distinguished service in this leadership role. He will return to the faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, after his successor is in place. ... Read More

Campus community urges removal of Confederate statue Silent Sam

Twenty-eight speakers had the chance to speak their minds before University leaders about whether the Confederate statue known as Silent Sam should stay or go. All but a few urged Chancellor Carol L. Folt and the University Board of Trustees to remove Silent Sam from “the front door” of the campus on McCorkle Place. ... Read More

School of Education selected for N.C. Teaching Fellows program

The School of Education was one of five schools selected Wednesday to participate in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows program. ... Read More

A job well done

Bob Miles traveled a great distance 17 years ago when he left the University of Glasgow in Scotland to become the first full-time director of Carolina’s Study Abroad Program. Under his leadership, the program has come a long way, too. ... Read More

Innovative professorship recognizes a strong bond

In new three-year professorship, established within the Graduate School, music faculty member Annegret Fauser will mentorJennifer Walker, a doctoral student in musicology, in 2017-18. ... Read More