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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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

Estroff relishes teaching, collaboration and community

Sue Estroff, professor of social medicine and adjunct professor with appointments in anthropology and psychiatry, received the Thomas Jefferson Award at the Oct. 12 Faculty Council meeting. ... Read More

‘Show up’ is motto for Eble, a true citizen of University

The first woman to attain tenure in the English department, Connie Eble received the Thomas Jefferson Award at the Oct. 12 Faculty Council meeting. ... Read More

4 faculty members honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. This year's prizes were announced at the Oct. 12 Faculty Council meeting. ... Read More

Bland Simpson receives 2018 Edward Kidder Graham Award

Bland Simpson —English professor, writer, a songwriter and a “honky-tonk piano player” with the Red Clay Ramblers—can now add the Edward Kidder Graham Award for public service. ... Read More

Visiting lecturer shares love of Scottish Gaelic language

Folklorist, scholar and musician Tiber Falzett is passionate about sharing the Scottish Gaelic culture and language and is excited about the opportunity to incorporate the rich legacy of North Carolina’s Scottish Gaelic heritage as Carolina's first visiting lecturer in Scottish Gaelic studies. ... Read More