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With the debut of the College of Arts and Sciences’ new website, we also debut our new tag line: Synergy Unleashed. At Carolina, teaching, learning and research are transformative processes by which we invent a better future. There is synergy in pairing diverse and sometimes unexpected disciplines.
Bo Li, a chemist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a 2016 Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering, awarded to highly creative researchers early in in their careers. Each of the 18 fellows announced by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation on Oct. 14 will receive a grant of $875,000 over five years to pursue … Continued
If ecotourism in the Galapagos Islands — a province of Ecuador 1,000 kilometers from the mainland — continues to match its growth rate of the past two decades, the renowned sea turtles, giant tortoises, marine iguanas and unique landscapes that help attract visitors face serious risks. That’s among the scenarios developed by researchers at the University of North Carolina at … Continued
New research by faculty members Rita Balaban and Donna Gilleskie in the department of economics in the College of Arts and Sciences provides evidence that the flipped classroom instructional format increases student final exam performance, relative to the traditional instructional format, in a large lecture course on principles of economics. Balaban discusses the research in this Q&A. The paper appears … Continued
More than 150 people came together Oct. 1 following an afternoon performance of Detroit ’67 by PlayMakers Repertory Company for a Carolina Conversation on racial tension and social unrest.
Four highly promising faculty members in diverse fields in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty.
Join PlayMakers Repertory Company for a special matinee performance of “Detroit ’67,” a gripping play that explores the themes of racial relations and social justice, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. The performance will be followed by a Carolina Conversation, “Detroit ’67 to Charlotte ’16.”
New Roots/Nuevas Raíces: Voices from Carolina del Norte has received the 2016 Elizabeth B. Mason Project Award in the major projects category from the Oral History Association (OHA), an organization committed to the development of oral history. The award, which recognizes outstanding oral history projects, will be presented to New Roots at the Oral History Association’s annual meeting in Long Beach, California, … Continued