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Carolina named a top education value in 2 separate rankings

In U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” rankings for the 18th straight year, Carolina placed fifth among national public universities. For the 14th consecutive time in “Great Schools, Great Prices,” Carolina was the first national public university, the eighth overall in rankings of national universities for best value. ... Read More

Thorp Scholars recognized for work with communities

Nine Carolina faculty members were honored in August for their community engagement through scholarly endeavors as graduates of class VI of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program. ... Read More

Chinese province honors Hans Paerl

China’s Jiangsu Province gave Carolina researcher Hans Paerl an International Science and Technology Cooperation Award on Aug. 28 for helping the Chinese government develop a nutrient management strategy to counter the proliferation of toxic algal blooms in its lakes. The award was accepted on Paerl’s behalf by professor Guangwei Zhu, one of his key collaborators […] ... Read More

Howard Aldrich receives career award from American Sociological Asso

The Organizations, Occupations and Work section of the American Sociological Association honored Carolina’s Howard Aldrich in August with the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Distinguished Career award. Nominations are judged on the depth and breadth of scholarly impact over an extended time and across multiple projects.  Aldrich is Kenan Professor of Sociology and chair of the sociology […] ... Read More

Kalleberg explores the pitfalls of precarious work and what can be done about them

Precarious work creates economic insecurity that has far-reaching effects on almost every aspect of life, from uncertainty about paying bills to putting food on the table, and has even damaged overall well-being. ... Read More

Carolina rises to 30th in 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Carolina ranks 30th in the world and 22nd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. The announcement was made Aug. 15, in conjunction with the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This places Carolina ninth among […] ... Read More


Distinguished Professor Mitch Prinstein looks at different kinds of popularity in his book, Popular, the 2018 summer reading book for Carolina’s 5,095 incoming students. ... Read More

Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Symposium showcases student research

Emma Halker is the first scientist—the only scientist—in her family, and she’s sharing her knowledge with the public for the first time. A first-generation college student at Carolina, Halker presented her biology research July 25 at the fourth annual Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Research Symposium. “It means everything to me to be here,” she said. “No […] ... Read More

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

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