Skip to content

University Gazette

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Science & Technology

New name, new emphasis for environmental program

Greg Gangi is excited about the growing opportunities to connect students to careers in the clean-tech industry as part of E3P, which launched in July to enhance and expand the preexisting curriculum in environment and ecology. ... Read More

Westbrooks sees University libraries as a catalyst for change

As University librarian, Elaine Westbrooks also wants to put libraries in the center of the discussion about what the future of the University will be. ... Read More

New internship program prepares students for environmental careers with training, funding

A $1 million gift from Pavel Molchanov, an expert in energy sector analysis, will endow the Pavel Molchanov Scholars Program. The program will create a partnership between Carolina’s Institute for the Environment and selected environmental small businesses, nonprofit organizations and government institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Each year, up to 10 undergraduate students […] ... Read More

AAU president calls for university-government partnerships

The partnership between American research universities and the federal government is at risk, threatening our progress as a nation, says Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities. “There is no partnership like this on the planet, and we are at risk of undermining it with shortsighted thinking,” Coleman said during the 11th […] ... Read More

Message from Provost Blouin about Chris Kielt

Dear Carolina Community: I write to share that Chris Kielt, vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer, has accepted a position with the same title at Washington University in St. Louis, effective late January. Since taking his position in mid-2013, Chris has been a valued member of the University’s senior leadership team. He […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Shawn Hingtgen

Shawn Hingtgen is a scientist specializing in cell and gene therapy. Working with a cross-disciplinary team, his research harnesses the potential of stem cells to develop new and better methods for treating terminal cancer. In 2015, Hingtgen founded Falcon Therapeutics to commercialize discoveries generated in his lab and accelerate towards clinical trials. About Focus Carolina Every […] ... Read More

DeSimone receives prestigious National Academy of Sciences prize in convergent science

Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at Carolina and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University, is the recipient of the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Award for Convergent Science. ... Read More

Carolina rises to 5th among US universities for federal research funding

Carolina has reached the ranks of the top five research universities in the United States for federal research expenditures, according to the latest National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Carolina posted a record high for both overall research expenditures and federal expenditures during fiscal year 2017. ... Read More

Trustees hear from Chancellor’s Science Scholars, give update on Confederate Monument

Of the 45 Chancellor's Science Scholars who have graduated, more than half are pursuing an advanced degree in a STEM-related field. Many of the others are taking a gap year to work in a STEM-related job before continuing their education. ... Read More

Carolina faculty member named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jeffrey Johnson, A. Ronald Gallant Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Johnson, chair of the chemistry department in UNC-Chapel Hill’s College of Arts & Sciences, was recognized for […] ... Read More