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A father for social science

Howard Odum arrived at Carolina in 1920 with “a head full of dreams.” Four years later, he founded the Institute for Research in Social Science. It’s better known today as the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, the oldest university-based interdisciplinary social science research institute in the world. ... Read More

Walking in the footsteps of men who walked on the moon

Carolina’s Morehead Planetarium played a pivotal role in American space exploration and discovery, including putting a man on the moon. ... Read More

Aaron Salzberg to direct Water Institute

An international leader in global water policy, peace and security, Aaron Salzberg has been selected to be the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor and director of The Water Institute at Carolina. Salzberg joins the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the environmental sciences and engineering department as a long-established leader in water policy. […] ... Read More

Stephenson named vice provost for global affairs, chief global officer

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, a distinguished diplomat, international leader and prior dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute, has been selected as Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Chief Global Officer. She will start Sept. 3. Stephenson has been president of the American Foreign Service Association since 2015 and a member […] ... Read More

Serendipity by design

A key challenge in the digital age is to find ways to foster intentional connections among research scientists across different disciplines and universities. At Carolina, RENCI’s powerful and advanced information technology systems make this possible. ... Read More

7 faculty members receive distinguished professorships

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost is pleased to announce that seven faculty members have been selected in 2019 to receive distinguished professorships: W.R. Kenan Jr. Professors: Ralph S. Baric, Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Baric is truly an exceptional scientist with well-established national and international recognition for […] ... Read More

Seven former Carolina student-athletes competing in the 2019 World Cup

The U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup has a significant tint of Carolina blue to go with the red and white. Five alumnae who played at Carolina for legendary coach Anson Dorrance are on the team’s roster of 23 players, and two more will play for their home countries. ... Read More

Two faculty members named Beckman Young Investigators

Frank Leibfarth, an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wesley Legant, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine’s pharmacology department and the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, have been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award — $600,000 […] ... Read More

Lynn Blanchard is the heart of Carolina’s public service

Lynn White Blanchard has a picture in mind when she describes “public service and engagement.” It’s a stool. “The proverbial three-legged stool of academia is teaching, research and service. And a three-legged stool is perfectly good and works,” Blanchard said. “But if you want a stronger stool, you’ll build a brace that connects the legs […] ... Read More

‘Mr. North Carolina’ sticks to the subject he loves

Few people are more versed in the history, culture and literature of the state than Bob Anthony, the curator of the North Carolina Collection at University Libraries, and one of the recipients of the 2019 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award. Just don’t expect Anthony to tell you that. Every morning Anthony goes to work […] ... Read More