Category: The Scoop
Coming to Carolina was an easy decision for Bill Farthing ’70 (J.D. ’74). Almost 60 years later, it was another easy decision to give back to the place where he spent his first four years at UNC: the department of religious studies.
A team of UNC and Duke researchers has received a $25.3 million grant from the National Institute of Aging to study the potential risks for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Kelly Giovanello, the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience, has been named the College’s new associate dean for research and innovation.
The Center for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies at UNC has been designated as a National Resource Center for language and area studies by the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Education office.
With support from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the American Planning Association, UNC’s Coastal Resilience Center has launched a website to help communities plan for and evaluate natural disasters.
Jim Hirschfield and his students collaborate with the Carolina Tree Heritage program to give downed trees on UNC’s campus new life by creating sculptures out of their wood.
More than 30 Carolina graduate students advanced their research and gained valuable career skills by organizing and participating in academic workshops with graduate students at one of Carolina’s strategic partners, King’s College London, this past summer.
Hugo Méndez in religious studies and Nina Martin in geography were recently selected for summer residencies at the National Humanities Center, the world’s only independent institute dedicated exclusively to advanced study in all areas of the humanities.
Chemist Frank Leibfarth, who is researching a potential method of recycling that could reshape the industry, has been named the inaugural Institute for Convergent Science faculty fellow.
The Old Well has been reopened after undergoing renovations, including the installation of a sloped pathway and modifications to lower the drinking fountain, to improve its accessibility for all visitors.
The McNaughton Family Fund, established by J. Flint and Julie McNaughton to support UNC’s Program for Public Discourse, will provide funding to the program’s Agora Fellows for the 2023-24 school year.
Tar Heel community mourns the tragic loss of nanoscience researcher Zijie Yan.