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Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mohit Bansal has received the prestigious Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – becoming only the second UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member to do so — for his work on natural language processing and machine learning.
The North Carolina Humanities Council’s Board of Trustees has selected Bland Simpson as the recipient of the 2017 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious honor.
UNC researchers will explore using “popular opinion leaders” to prevent concussions in middle school sports
A three-year $1.65 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will allow UNC researchers to study using the “Popular Opinion Leader” model in preventing concussions in middle school sports. Up to 50 percent of concussions in youth athletes are never reported to a healthcare provider.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a two-year grant to the UNC-Chapel Hill to examine the effects of changing environments on human health in the Galápagos, Ecuador. The principal investigator is Amanda Thompson, who holds dual appointments in the Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Department of Anthropology in the College … Continued
“Transformative” is the word professors Glenn Hinson and Stefan Jeglinski use repeatedly when speaking about the courses they’ve developed through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Quality Enhancement Program (QEP), a five-year initiative to enhance the undergraduate learning experience through “connecting, doing and making.”
Over the years, the Marching Tar Heels have been known for cheering on UNC athletic teams, spelling out Carolina in cursive, and leading 60,000 fans in “Hark the Sound.” This year, the Pride of the ACC is adding a new dimension to spice up the traditional halftime routine by bringing other student organizations onto the field at Kenan Stadium.
PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents “Sense and Sensibility” by Kate Hamill, based on the classic Jane Austen novel. Hamill’s adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility” brings out the whimsy and wit at the heart of this beloved tale; mix in a few dashing love interests and a gaggle of gossipy socialites for an energetic romp through the 19th century that will … Continued