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Fiorenza Micheli studied sustainable fisheries as an undergrad in the IMS. Now, she is a professor of biology at Stanford University.

#Throwback The Scoop

Happy Birthday to the Institute of Marine Sciences, which turns 70 this year! In honor of the celebration, we share a photo of graduate student Fiorenza Micheli studying sustainable fisheries with marine scientist Charles “Pete” Peterson.

Gfeller Center researchers practice active rehab strategies with a patient, tossing balls back and forth

NFL grant funds concussion research The Scoop

The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management. Led by scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin, the research will involve international collaborations and diverse participants across a variety of sports.

Women walk home carrying fuel-saving cookstoves in Kasungu, Malawi. A new $4.8 million NSF grant will help researchers study how to alleviate energy poverty in Southern Africa.

Confronting energy poverty in Southern Africa The Scoop

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $4.8 million grant to UNC-Chapel Hill to help researchers study how to alleviate energy poverty in Southern Africa.

The Old Well in bloom, August 2017.

Carolina ranks 33rd in world universities The Scoop

UNC consistently places within the world’s leading universities, and now is no different. This year, Carolina ranks 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld

Colloredo-Mansfeld tapped for senior leadership post The Scoop

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld became senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the College of Arts & Sciences on July 1.

The Southern Oral History Program, in collaboration with Carolina Public Humanities’ Carolina K-12 program, hosted the Carolina Oral History Teaching Fellows in Civil Rights workshop at UNC in June.

With Mellon grant, launches ‘Humanities for the Public Good’ The Scoop

A four-year, $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will significantly advance Carolina’s efforts in humanities education, research and teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Laurie and Peter Grauer.

$3 million gift will benefit Honors Carolina The Scoop

Peter Grauer, chair of worldwide media company Bloomberg L.P., served for more than 15 years as chair of the Honors Carolina Advisory Board. His recent $3 million gift commitment will endow the Peter T. Grauer Associate Dean for Honors Carolina Fund.

Joan H. Gillings is honored Monday September 11, 2017 at the UNC Center for Dramatic Art on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill resident and longtime arts patron, Joan H. Gillings, has committed the largest single gift ever to the performing arts at Carolina. The $12 million endowment will enable PlayMakers to increase community outreach efforts, introduce new theatre works and support graduate students in the department of dramatic art. The building that houses the department and PlayMakers will also be named the Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art. Photo by Jon Gardner.

PlayMakers, dramatic art celebrate $12 million gift The Scoop

Joan H. Gillings has committed the largest single gift ever to the performing arts at Carolina: the $12 million gift to PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming by expanding educational opportunities for students and enhancing performance and outreach offerings available to the community.

Doctoral Hooding ceremony held May 13, 2017 at the Dean Smith Center. Photo by Jon Gardiner.

Opening doors, emboldening dreams The Scoop

The Oct. 6 public launch of the University’s comprehensive campaign, The Campaign for Carolina, hopes to similarly inspire Carolina alumni and friends to support transformative initiatives that advance the mission and vision of the College of Arts & Sciences under Dean Kevin Guskiewicz.

Dana Coen, director of the Writing for the Screen and Stage program, says a new book featuring former students’ one-act plays gives readers “an opportunity to visit the minds of young creatives” at UNC

New book celebrates UNC student playwrights Chapter & Verse

Dana Coen, director of UNC’s Writing for the Screen and Stage minor in the department of communication, recently discussed the program and Twenty-Five Short Plays: Selected Works from The University of North Carolina Long Story Shorts Festival, 2011-2015, published by UNC Press in September.

Collage of recent faculty and alumni book covers

Respect your (book)shelf: New books by College faculty and alumni (fall 2017) Chapter & Verse

Carolina faculty and alumni make headlines year-round with their award-winning publications: here is a list of new reads from fall 2017 that will show your bookshelf you care.