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Three from Carolina elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three faculty members from Carolina — Kathleen M. Harris, Jodi Magness and Bryan L. Roth— have been elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Harris (sociology) and Magness (religious studies) are in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences. Roth (pharmacology) is in the UNC School of Medicine. The academy announced the election of its 2019 fellows on April […] ... Read More

New General Education curriculum will prepare Tar Heels to be lifelong learners

After a three-year process involving hundreds of faculty, students, staff and other key stakeholders, Carolina will have a new General Education curriculum for undergraduates beginning in fall 2021. The new IDEAs in Action curriculum — IDEA stands for Identify, Discover, Evaluate and Act — was endorsed by Faculty Council on April 12. ... Read More

Faculty Council approves IDEAS in Action curriculum, starting fall 2021

At its last meeting of the academic year, Faculty Council approved IDEAS in Action as the new general education curriculum for the University, starting in fall 2021. The class of 2025 will be the first to graduate under the new general education requirements. Andrew Perrin, sociology professor and chair of the coordinating committee that developed […] ... Read More

‘Dream big, go slow, listen to others and believe in yourself’

“We are all average, but in our own special way,” Brian Hogan told graduating seniors at the Last Lecture. He encouraged them to to find that thing inside of them that makes them special, and then follow it. ... Read More

Leadership in transition

Leslie Parise steps down as faculty chair Leslie Parise announced March 25 that she will step down as faculty chair by the end of this semester. Parise, who is also chair of the biochemistry and biophysics department in the School of Medicine, served as chair of the faculty for the past two years. “In balancing […] ... Read More

Donald Hornstein receives Award for Excellence from UNC System

Donald Hornstein, Aubrey L. Brooks Professor of Law, is one of 17 faculty members in the UNC System to receive the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Teaching. The recipients, who represent all 16 of North Carolina’s public universities and the N.C. School of Science and Mathematics, were nominated by special committees at each institution and selected by […] ... Read More

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

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

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