Joseph DeSimone named recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

September 14, 2017

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the Technology, the Economy and Employment category. The honor recognizes the extraordinary achievements of individuals in the arts and humanities; environment; human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy and employment.

Celebrating an ‘entirely new act’

September 11, 2017

Chancellor Carol L. Folt called PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art “part of the soul that makes UNC-Chapel Hill the leading public university in America.” On Monday, Folt announced a $12 million gift to PlayMakers and the … Continued

$12 million gift to benefit PlayMakers, dramatic art at UNC-Chapel Hill

September 11, 2017

PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $12 million gift to significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming by expanding educational opportunities for students and enhancing performance and outreach offerings available to the community.

English is off the menu at Language Lunches

August 31, 2017

Jessica Tanner, an assistant professor of French at Carolina, doesn’t often get the chance to speak the language she loves so much – at least outside of the classroom.

UNC receives $4.8 million grant to confront energy poverty in Southern Africa

August 29, 2017

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $4.8 million grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to help alleviate energy poverty in Southern Africa. Energy poverty is the lack of access to modern energy sources such as electricity and modern fuels -crucial resources to the well-being of individuals and communities, the environment and to the stability and growth of national economies. In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 620 million people lack access to electricity, and 730 million use solid biomass and inefficient stoves as their primary source of cooking energy.