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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Two faculty members named Beckman Young Investigators

Frank Leibfarth, an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wesley Legant, an assistant professor in the UNC School of Medicine’s pharmacology department and the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, have been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. The award — $600,000 […] ... Read More

Focus on Erika Wise

Erika Wise, associate professor of geography, researches the Earth’s climate — past and present — through dendrochronology, the study of tree rings. She collects samples to determine how old trees are and when droughts and fires may have occurred. Technology enables her to study trees all over the planet to observe climate change patterns and […] ... Read More

Kim Brouwer to be honored as Inventor of the Year

Kim L.R. Brouwer of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy will be honored as Carolina’s Inventor of the Year during the 2019 UNC Celebration of Inventorship. ... Read More

Graduates urged to join a “conspiracy of good people”

As more than 6,000 Tar Heels participated in Carolina’s graduation ceremony on May 12, they were challenged to find not just their careers, but their callings, and to ask themselves what they are uniquely wired to do. ... Read More

Leadership in Transition

VC Felicia A. Washington takes new HR post at USC Felicia A. Washington, vice chancellor for workforce strategy, equity and engagement, will leave Carolina at the end of the academic year to assume a new post as senior vice president for human resources at the University of Southern California. There she will join Carol L. […] ... Read More

Focus On: Jeffrey Greene

  As a professor and associate dean in Carolina’s School of Education, Jeffrey Greene researches how students learn in digital environments, specifically their self-regulated learning. This includes how students’ knowledge, beliefs and characteristics influence their ability to monitor and control their learning.  While the internet is a valuable resource, Greene believes students need to have […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Jessica Lee

Dr. Jessica Lee is the Demeritt Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in the Adams School of Dentistry at Carolina. As a board-certified pediatric dentist, her primary research interests are in infant oral health, access to dental care for young children and health services research. She also explores innovative treatments for […] ... Read More

Carolina’s success reveals keys to increasing STEM diversity

Research shows that Latinx and black students are more likely than their white peers to leave STEM majors. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is determined to change that. The Chancellor’s Science Scholars program, launched in 2013, recruits high-achieving students from diverse backgrounds and sets them up for success by providing an inclusive space for […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: David Gotz

As an associate professor of information science in the School of Information and Library Science, Dr. David Gotz teaches and leads the Visual Analysis and Communications Lab. He conducts research related to the study and development of visual methods for information analysis and communication. He is also the assistant director for the Carolina Health Informatics […] ... Read More

Guskiewicz tells Employee Forum delegates he wants to hear their ideas and opinions

  At his first Employee Forum meeting as interim chancellor, Kevin M. Guskiewicz told delegates on May 1 that what has surprised him most during his three months in the office is how often he’s been thanked for stepping into the interim role. “That meant a lot to me,” he said, “but I am here […] ... Read More