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2019 Hettleman Prizes awarded to promising early-career faculty

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four associate professors who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.   ... Read More

Todd BenDor named new director of Odum Institute

Todd BenDor, who has served as interim director of the H.W. Odum Institute for Research in Social Science since last September, has been named director.  BenDor has served on faculty at Carolina since 2007, as a professor in the city and regional planning department and director of the department’s doctoral program and doctoral  admissions in […] ... Read More

ITS launches ServiceNow, a new online help desk

On July 30, ITS launched a new help.unc.edu and the underlying system used for support, called ServiceNow. ServiceNow will replace Remedy as the primary ticketing software for the University.  The new website and system will bring many benefits to users, including the ability to find answers faster with better knowledge articles, track requests and support […] ... Read More

New Carolina research center to address 21st century questions on digital information

With $5 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Carolina will establish the Center for Information, Technology and Public Life, which will answer defining questions about the changing nature of society and politics in the digital age. ... 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

Uncovered 1,600-year-old Jewish art brings more of an unknown culture to light

For nine years running, Carolina professor Jodi Magness has led a team of research specialists and students to the ancient village of Huqoq in Israel’s Lower Galilee, where they bring to light the remains of a late Roman synagogue. For weeks during the summer, they unearth history in the form of art. With each excavation […] ... 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

Reese News Lab initiative brings audience-driven news to Chatham County

How do you know what your audience wants? You ask them. Online, at community meetings or in the middle of a farmers’ market with a clipboard in your hand — that’s where Alexis Allston stood last summer in Chatham County, as she helped Reese News Lab launch an innovative audience-driven news product serving the rural county […] ... Read More

Could drone deliveries of defibrillators save lives?

After a heart attack, every second counts. Carolina researchers and NC State experts have taken to the air to find a new way to get medical care to the victims faster. ... Read More

Scientists discover a powerful antibody that inhibits multiple strains of norovirus

Researchers at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and their colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center have discovered an antibody that broadly inhibits multiple strains of pandemic norovirus, a major step forward in the development of an effective vaccine for the dreaded stomach […] ... Read More