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Sustainability

Heat waves don’t just take a toll on your health – they can hurt the economy, too

Rising temperatures, especially in the summer, can have a major impact on the future growth of the U.S. economy, reducing the gross domestic product by as much as one-third if steps aren’t taken to address the issue, according to a new study from Kenan-Flagler Business School. The study is the first to analyze the impact […] ... Read More

Aaron Salzberg to direct Water Institute

An international leader in global water policy, peace and security, Aaron Salzberg has been selected to be the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor and director of The Water Institute at Carolina. Salzberg joins the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the environmental sciences and engineering department as a long-established leader in water policy. […] ... Read More

‘Hope grows here’

The place at the end of the bumpy dirt road looks and sounds like many farms in rural Chatham County. But the writing carved into the wooden sign above the garden gate shows the difference at the Farm at Penny Lane: “Hope Grows Here.” ... 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

Creating a buzz on campus

It began nearly two years ago with a cluster of hungry honeybees swirling around a campus trash can. Today, one of the hives in the Carolina Campus Community Garden is home to nearly 60,000 bees and a pollinator habitat is planned for the University’s new solar array project. ... 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

Graduate students essential to University’s research and teaching

The Graduate School at Carolina encompasses more than 80 academic programs offering more than 160 different graduate degrees. The 11,000 graduate students who make up 37% of the student body are essential to Carolina, providing the work-force behind a more than $1 billion research enterprise and teaching undergraduates with enthusiasm and creativity. In this Q&A, Dean […] ... Read More

2019 University Teaching Awards

Recipients of the 2019 University Teaching Awards talk what it takes to be a good professor, what they have learned from their students, and something about themselves their students would be surprised to find out. ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Jonas Monast

Jonas Monast directs the Center on Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics (CE3) at Carolina’s School of Law. His work focuses on the interaction of federal and state energy policies, aligning energy and environmental policy goals, and regulatory options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.   ... 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