News and Features
“Ocean predator” conjures up images of sharks and barracudas, but the voracious red lionfish is out-eating them all in the Caribbean – and Mother Nature appears unable to control its impact.
A recent U.S. Geological Survey report confirmed that the nation’s amphibians, including frogs, toads and salamanders, are disappearing “at an alarming and rapid rate.” A UNC biologist has found that North Carolina’s Southern Cricket Frog populations mirror this disturbing national trend.
Incoming first-year student Madeline “Maddie” Norris of Columbia, S.C., has been awarded a 2013 Thomas Wolfe Scholarship, a full four-year merit scholarship in creative writing, to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Albert Baldwin, William Rand Kenan Professor of Biology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences and associate director of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received a one-year continuation grant from the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation.
UNC sociologist Howard Aldrich has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference for his many contributions to the field of entrepreneurship research.
Nathaniel Sharadin, philosophy, and Natalia Suit, anthropology, will start the new academic year with Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships. The two UNC doctoral students were among only 22 nationwide to receive this prestigious award.
Historian Malinda Maynor Lowery has been named the new director of the Southern Oral History Program (SOHP) in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.