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Alterovitz receives Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Computer Science Professor Ron Alterovitz was recognized with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are in the early stages of their independent research careers.


A photo of a man working on the everyscope which looks like a giant mushroom with a purple twighlight sky in the background.

Well Said: Revisiting the Evryscope

In this week’s episode of UNC’s Well Said podcast, assistant professor Nicholas Law from the physics and astronomy department discusses the Evryscope, how he and his team use it to monitor 50 million stars and what they’ve found so far.


Howard Odum sits in his "famous" office in the UNC Alumni Building. Much like his home office, it was covered in books and papers that he didn't allow anyone to reorganize. (photo courtesy of University Archives)

A Father for Social Science

The Odum Institute, the first social science research center in the world, has trained and supported hundreds of researchers specializing in everything from anthropology to city and regional planning to public health for the past 95 years. And it all exists thanks to the determination of one eccentric man.


UNC student Patrick Gorman and UNC assistant professor, Andrew Mann, use 3D printers in the Murray Hall Makerspace to create models of components for small satellites. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Could we make a Carolina Blue spacecraft?

Associate professor Andrew Mann is building small satellites in campus makerspaces to discover young planets that could one day sustain life.


Philip Gura received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. He is pictured here with a guitar.

Philip Gura awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Philip Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of English & Comparative Literature in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, among the highest honors bestowed by North Carolina’s governor.


Early morning UNC Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower campus scene. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

New research links early-life mortality and family structure, education, income

A new study reveals substantially higher risks of death between ages 1-24 for children living in families with lower levels of parental education, lower levels of family income, and/or for those living in a single parent family – all independent of one another.


CURS Director Bill Rohe addressing the annual Faculty Fellows Luncheon in 2016.

A Center for Interaction and Research: Bill Rohe’s leadership at CURS

After 25 years as director of the UNC Center for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS), Bill Rohe stepped down and entered phased retirement on June 30, 2019. CURS’ Andy Berner sat down with Rohe and talked about his time at the center.