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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

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

LIKES VS. LIKEABILITY

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

Carolina hires new IE director, launches program for environment studies

As the new director of the Institute for the Environment effective July 1, Michael Piehler draws on his lifetime of experiences as an observer, researcher, teacher and convener to lead an environmental convergence at Carolina to new heights. ... Read More

Mosaics provide new clues about life in an ancient Galilean Jewish village

Recent discoveries at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee by a team of specialists and students led by Carolina professor Jodi Magness shed new light on the life and culture of an ancient Jewish village. ... Read More

Going global

Carolina will rise faster and farther as a global university by collaborating with its six strategic partners around the world. ... Read More

Inventor of the Year Mark Schoenfisch makes NO the optimistic answer

Mark Schoenfisch has turned his passion for researching the molecule nitric oxide (NO) into medical inventions that can save lives by detecting deadly infections and improve the lives of people with diabetes and cystic fibrosis. ... Read More