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Parise steps down as faculty chair

Professor Leslie Parise announced March 25 that she will step down as faculty chair by the end of this semester. Parise, who is also chair of the biochemistry and biophysics department in the School of Medicine, served as chair of the faculty for the past two years. “In balancing the demands of this position with […] ... Read More

Former Chancellor Folt appointed president at USC

Former UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt will become the University of Southern California’s 12th president, the USC Board of Trustees announced Wednesday. Folt, who led Carolina from 2013 to January 2019, will take office as USC’s new president on July 1. The first female to lead UNC-Chapel Hill, Folt was known for advancing student […] ... Read More

Virtual archaeology tour brings campus history to life

Remnants of Carolina’s history, hidden in some cases for thousands of years, have burst through the soil in virtual and actual forms thanks to a new walking tour. ... Read More

Engelhardt named interim senior associate dean

Elizabeth Engelhardt, current chair of American studies, has been named interim senior associate dean for fine arts and humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences, effective March 18. She replaces Terry Rhodes, who was appointed interim dean of the College on Feb. 26. As senior associate dean for fine arts and humanities, Engelhardt will […] ... Read More

UAAW recognizes five who are improving conditions for women at Carolina

The University will honor five Carolina women with the University Award for the Advancement of Women at a March 19 ceremony at 1 p.m. in the Stone Center. The award recognizes people on campus who have elevated the status of women, helped improve campus policies, promoted recruitment, retention and upward mobility of women and participated […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Kelly Giovanello

Kelly Giovanello is a professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience, where she studies human memory and changes in the brain caused by disease. Her goal is to predict patients at risk for Alzheimer’s and diagnose the disease sooner. She has supported a grassroots effort from students to create a new neuroscience major that […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Alice Ammerman

As the director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Dr. Alice Ammerman is interested in design and testing of innovative ways to provide community-based nutrition and physical activity intervention approaches to prevent the risk of chronic diseases in primarily low income and minority populations. Her team has created Good Bowls, nutritious […] ... Read More

Carolina is ahead of schedule on meeting many UNC System goals

The UNC System set the bar high for its schools, and Carolina is meeting its Higher Expectations. One year into Higher Expectations, the UNC System’s five-year strategic plan, Carolina surpassed goals for four of the nine metrics that the state measures, achieved moderate success with three others, and fell just short in the remaining two […] ... Read More

Carolina People: Glenn Walters

At Be A Maker Design Center, Glenn Waters teaches students key skills in perseverance that they can apply to all aspects of their work. ... Read More

$27.68 million gift to UNC School of Dentistry will enhance education, advance public service

Announced Feb. 20, a $27 million bequest from the estate of Dr. Claude A. Adams III of Durham is the largest single donation to the UNC School of Dentistry. Adams, who died in 2018, practiced dentistry in Durham for almost 25 years. To commemorate the donation, the school has been renamed the UNC Claude A. Adams Jr. and Grace Phillips Adams School of Dentistry in honor of his parents. ... Read More