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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Leadership in transition

Leslie Parise steps down as faculty chair 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 […] ... Read More

Making their mark on Carolina

During Women’s History Month, the Gazette recognizes just a few of the University’s female faculty and staff who have made a difference on campus and beyond through leadership, research, teaching, public service and mentoring other women. ... Read More

Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms, restores brain waves

A specific kind of electrical brain stimulation holds the promise of treating people diagnosed with major depression. ... Read More

US News & World Report ranks Carolina’s graduate programs among country’s best

Carolina’s graduate programs once again received high rankings as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Graduate Schools.” For the second year in a row, the School of Medicine is first for its primary care program. In addition, the Gillings School of Global Public Health tied for second and the School of Social […] ... 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

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