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Hettleman Prizes awarded to four exceptional early-career faculty


The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four promising faculty members who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. Winners from the College are Danielle Christmas and Frank Leibfarth.



Hettleman Prizes awarded to four exceptional early-career faculty

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four promising faculty members who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise. Winners from the College are Danielle Christmas and Frank Leibfarth.


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Hall receives award to conduct research at DOE national laboratory

Ph.D. candidate Zack Bruce Hall II is one of 44 awardees of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program, which will allow him research opportunities at the DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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Hettleman Prizes awarded to four exceptional early-career faculty

The annual Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement have been awarded to four promising faculty members who exemplify groundbreaking and innovative research along with future career promise.

Meet a Tar Heel: Thomas Wolfe Scholar Serene Almehmi

Serene Almehmi is one of this year’s two recipients of the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a four-year, full-ride merit scholarship through the English and comparative literature department that is given to an exceptional writer every year.

Meet a Tar Heel: Thomas Wolfe Scholar Alex Gast

Alex Gast is one of this year’s two recipients of the Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a four-year, full-ride merit scholarship for exceptional students interested in creative writing. The scholarship is given by the department of English and comparative literature.

Pawan Dhingra

Dhingra to explore the Asian American experience during professorship at Duke and UNC

Pawan Dhingra will serve as Keohane Distinguished Visiting Professor for 2022-2023.

Brian Hogan sits in front of a large screen showing the periodic table of elements.

A circuitous path

Brian Hogan’s journey to becoming a teaching professor in the College of Arts and Science’s chemistry department has been anything but a straight path. But through perseverance and asking for help, the Tar Heel found a way to quiet the doubt that lingered in the back of his mind.

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Jodi Magness on “Who’s Talking” with D.G. Martin

Jodi Magness shares the latest news of her work at Huqoq in Israel, including the surprising religious artwork she found in an ancient Jewish synagogue.

 

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Events

Thomas Wolfe Prize and Lecture: Percival Everett on Oct. 6

Percival Everett is the author of more than 30 novels, short story collections and books of poetry, including the forthcoming Dr. No. His stories have appeared in the Pushcart and Best American anthologies and have been featured on NPR‘s “Selected Shorts.” He is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.

 

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17,000+
undergraduate students
2,000+
graduate students
1,005
faculty members
43
academic departments and curricula,
114 undergraduate programs of study
12
graduate programs ranked in the top 30
by U.S. News & World Report
81%
of all Carolina students graduate with at least one major in the College
$135M
in research funding
85%
of all undergraduate hours at Carolina are taught by College faculty