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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Health & Medicine

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

Police Chief Jeff McCracken will retire July 1

Jeff B. McCracken, director of public safety and UNC police chief, has announced his intention to retire after 30 years of service to Carolina and the State of North Carolina, effective July 1. McCracken joined the department in 1993 as an investigator and rose through the ranks, becoming operations major in 1997 and deputy director […] ... Read More

Librarians discover anti-Semitic posters placed in Davis Library

UNC Police are investigating the posting of several anti-Semitic posters on bookshelves and tables in Davis Library this week. Although the two incidents are not believed to be related, the discovery at the library closely follows another racist incident on campus, the March 31 defacement of the Unsung Founders Memorial on McCorkle Place. The University […] ... Read More

Opioid Response Project helping NC communities fight opioid epidemic

Ten community teams from 16 counties across the state are participating in a new project from the School of Government that allows them to learn from faculty members, and each other as, they join forces to fight a costly and deadly epidemic. ... Read More

‘Triple I’ courses teach the power of interdisciplinary thinking

Courses organized around a broad theme and team-taught by outstanding faculty members in three disciplines seek to introduce students to new ideas while building key capacities such as data literacy. ... Read More

Meeting biomedical and health challenges of the state

The School of Medicine began 140 years ago with 37 medical students and a two-year curriculum, born in the spirit of service that still guides its faculty, staff and students today.  ... Read More

Carolina People: Kim Ring

In her mission improving public health, Kim Ring likes nothing better than coming up with solutions to problems and ultimately putting them into play. ... 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

Weeknight parking, direct deposit option among topics at Employee Forum

Employee Forum delegates learned about a weeknight parking plan set to begin this summer, a new direct deposit self-service function from payroll; pending improvements to ConnectCarolina and opportunities for University employees to buy affordable homes close to campus. Presenters shared these updates and items of interest at the April 3 meeting: Weeknight Parking: Cheryl Stout, […] ... 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