UNC receives grant to examine human health costs of economic development in the Galápagos

October 18, 2017

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 of Arts & Sciences.

QEP courses transform student experience

October 18, 2017

“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.”

Decades of discovery

October 16, 2017

For 70 years, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, located in Morehead City, has provided a home for Carolina scientists — from undergraduate students to tenured professors — to study the complex marine and coastal systems of North Carolina and beyond. On Oct. 21, IMS will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a community open house from 1-4 p.m. at its Morehead City location.

Well Said: University Day

October 11, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is turning 224 years old on Thursday, Oct. 12. In this week’s “Well Said” podcast episode, we look back on the founding of the University with Jim Leloudis, the Peter T. Grauer associate dean for Honors Carolina, a professor of history and the co-chair of the Chancellor’s History Task Force.

PlayMakers’ Vivienne Benesch receives prestigious Zelda Fichandler Award

October 9, 2017

Vivienne Benesch, Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, is the recipient of the 2017 Zelda Fichandler Award, given by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding creativity and artistry by directors and choreographers for their accomplishments to date, and their promise for the future.

Carolina launches $4.25 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign

October 6, 2017

On Oct. 6, UNC-Chapel Hill launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign by a university in the history of the state. “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina” aims to raise $4.25 billion by Dec. 31, 2022, to foster an innovation generation prepared to lead the world to a better future through research and scholarship, example and ethos.