The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Steven H. Zeisel, institute director and Kenan Distinguished University Professor in nutrition and pediatrics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine, will pursue an innovative … Continued
Three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members have received fellowships from the National Humanities Center. The 2012-13 recipients are Christopher Nelson (anthropology), Donald M. Reid (history) and Susan R. Wolf (philosophy). They will join 30 other distinguished scholars from 16 states, the District of Columbia, and the countries of Canada, France, Hungary, Japan and the United Kingdom to receive … Continued
PlayMakers and the Process Series will present SITI Company’s “Who Do You Think You Are,” a dramatic exploration of the principles of brain science, on May 18.
Public policy professor Ashu Handa has won two research grants (each worth $634,000 over 2 years) to evaluate social cash transfer programs in Malawi and Zimbabwe. Handa is chair of the public policy department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also is a fellow of the Carolina Population Center. … Continued
UNC senior history major Sarah Ransohoff has won the Elie Wiesel Prize for Ethics for her essay on oil and slavery. Ransohoff, who also is pursuing a minor in environmental science, is from Chapel Hill. Her essay is titled: “The Ethical Issues of Energy Dependence: Slavery in 1850s America and Oil Today.” Winners receive a $5,000 cash prize and a … Continued
Heather Williams, a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship to support her work on a documentary film on Jamaican immigrants. New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities who seek to acquire training outside their disciplines. According to the Mellon Foundation, the awards … Continued
UNC historian Heather Williams tells the stories of slave members’ search for lost family members after the Civil War in her new book, “Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery.”