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
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.
Kenan Professor of Sociology Howard Aldrich includes BeAM@MURRAY HALL in his Sociology 89H course, “Rationalization and the Changing Nature of Social Life in 21st Century America,” combining a week-long visit with the underlying course theme on the effect of technological change on the process of rationalization in modern society.
As schools move further and further away from cities, the cost of busing continues to skyrocket — but UNC city and regional planning chair Noreen McDonald hopes to change that.
Lucy Gorham is the executive director of the UNC Center for Community Capital within the UNC College of Arts& Sciences.
Social sciences faculty have been featured recently in publications from NPR’s “The State of Things” to The Washington Post.