Unearthing history, here and abroad

September 18, 2014

Archaeological excavations led by UNC faculty in Israel, Greece and Chapel Hill made news headlines over the summer in international, national and local media, including The Times of Israel, The Huffington Post, and WRAL-TV and The News & Observer in Raleigh.

Examining active learning in large science classes

September 16, 2014

In large college science classes, active learning interventions improve achievement for everyone, but especially black and first-generation students, according to a new UNC study.

The Henry Owl Scholarship and a class in ‘Gumption’

September 16, 2014

Andrew Vail ’99 established the Henry Owl Scholarship Fund for Undergraduate Students, honoring the mettle of Henry Owl ’29, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the first person of color to be admitted to –– and graduate from –– the University.

Harris elected to National Academy of Sciences

September 16, 2014

Sociologist Kathleen Mullan Harris, James E. Haar Distinguished Professor, was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that a U.S. scientist or engineer can receive.

Concussion researcher visits White House

September 16, 2014

Leading concussion researcher and MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow Kevin Guskiewicz participated in a White House Meeting on concussions this summer.