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New name, new emphasis for environmental program

Greg Gangi is excited about the growing opportunities to connect students to careers in the clean-tech industry as part of E3P, which launched in July to enhance and expand the preexisting curriculum in environment and ecology. ... Read More

Message from Provost Blouin about Chris Kielt

Dear Carolina Community: I write to share that Chris Kielt, vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer, has accepted a position with the same title at Washington University in St. Louis, effective late January. Since taking his position in mid-2013, Chris has been a valued member of the University’s senior leadership team. He […] ... Read More

DeSimone receives prestigious National Academy of Sciences prize in convergent science

Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at Carolina and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University, is the recipient of the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Award for Convergent Science. ... Read More

Carolina faculty member named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jeffrey Johnson, A. Ronald Gallant Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Johnson, chair of the chemistry department in UNC-Chapel Hill’s College of Arts & Sciences, was recognized for […] ... Read More

$21 million from Curtis Foundation includes largest gift ever to media and journalism school

On Nov. 2, Carolina announced a $21.275 million gift from the Curtis Foundation, thanks to the generosity of Barbara and Don Curtis of Raleigh. The donation includes $10 million for the largest gift ever made to the School of Media and Journalism and support  the pursuit of service and excellence in both medicine and athletics. ... Read More

Deerfield Management commits up to $64M for new drug research company

Carolina and Deerfield Management have entered into a partnership to create Pinnacle Hill LLC., a company seeking to discover new medicines to address today’s significant unmet medical needs. Deerfield has committed $65 million of targeted funding. ... Read More

Chancellor announces $2 million fund, new hub to help students affected by hurricane

Carolina students affected by Hurricane Florence are receiving unprecedented emergency support from the University, which has set up a $2 million fund and a resource hub in the days following the disaster. At the Sept. 27 meeting of the University Board of Trustees, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced the creation of the $2 million Florence Student Emergency Fund and the Student Success Hub for Florence Recovery for those affected by the hurricane. ... Read More

Teen teams rescue Rocky Mount resources from online invisibility

A group of high school students start their summer mornings walking up and down the business and residential streets of Rocky Mount. As the teens make their rounds, they update business information into a phone app. Their routes are dotted with stops to talk to business owners and curious residents wondering what kids in bright […] ... 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