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Bansal is ARO Young Investigator

Mohit Bansal, an assistant professor in the department of computer science, received the prestigious Young Investigator Program Award from the U.S. Army Research Office for 2018 for his work on natural language processing and multi-modal machine learning. YIP awards are one of the most prestigious honors bestowed by the Army on outstanding scientists beginning their independent […] ... Read More

Carolina People: Elizabeth French

  Elizabeth French ASSISTANT DEAN FOR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES AT THE GILLINGS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH What’s a typical day like in your job? Nearly everything I do is focused on advancing the four pillars of our school’s strategic plan: create 21st century classrooms for teaching and learning, become truly global, be innovative and be more […] ... Read More

Meet Carolina’s new and notable faculty 2018–19

The University welcomes many new faculty members each year. Some have freshly minted doctorates, but others are seasoned professors and researchers and experienced professionals new to the world of academia. For the 2018–19 academic year, 86 new people will join the Carolina faculty. Here’s an introduction to a few of them.       Sayamindu […] ... Read More

Blackstone celebrates RTP partnership, foundation for future growth

The Blackstone Foundation has used the success of the entrepreneurs network established in Research Triangle Park to prove that these results can be replicated in other communities. ... Read More

Carolina hires new IE director, launches program for environment studies

As the new director of the Institute for the Environment effective July 1, Michael Piehler draws on his lifetime of experiences as an observer, researcher, teacher and convener to lead an environmental convergence at Carolina to new heights. ... Read More

Carolina researchers fight against current Ebola outbreak

Research conducted at Carolina is aiding the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has been declared “largely contained” by the World Health Organization. ... Read More

Mosaics provide new clues about life in an ancient Galilean Jewish village

Recent discoveries at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee by a team of specialists and students led by Carolina professor Jodi Magness shed new light on the life and culture of an ancient Jewish village. ... Read More

Spellings announces a new innovation lab to improve student success

Chancellor Carol L. Folt, along with the chancellors from the other UNC System institutions in the Triangle, joined System President Margaret Spellings for a discussion about the powerful tie between access to higher education and an opportunity for a better life. ... Read More

Going global

Carolina will rise faster and farther as a global university by collaborating with its six strategic partners around the world. ... Read More

Meet Carolina’s other global partners

King’s College London A research-led public university founded in 1828 in the heart of London.  Partnerships In 2005, the two universities established the UNC-King’s Strategic Alliance between Carolina’s College of Arts & Sciences and King’s School of Arts and Humanities and School of Social Science and Public Policy. The alliance has become one of the most […] ... Read More