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UNC ranks 5th best public university nationwide

September 10, 2013

Carolina ranks fifth among the nation’s best public universities for the 13th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 guidebook America’s Best Colleges. In related US News results, Carolina ranks: 1st among national public universities and 17th … Continued

Human cells respond differently to happiness

July 29, 2013

Human bodies recognize at the molecular level that not all happiness is created equal, responding in ways that can help or hinder physical health, according to new research led by Barbara L. Fredrickson.

They’ve got Glass

July 29, 2013

Two Carolina undergraduates are among some 8,000 “Explorers” selected by Google Inc. to try out “Glass,” the company’s new voice-activated, eye-glass-like gadget. Google Glass is not yet available to the public.   Patrick Lung and Pranati Panuganti heard about the … Continued

Reviews confirm academic problems, validate reforms

December 20, 2012

The University’s board of trustees received two external reviews Thursday concerning past academic irregularities in African and Afro-American studies. Reviewers found that the problems began in 1997, involved two persons who no longer work here, and did not occur in any other academic departments. Reviewers also validated the extensive policies now in place to prevent similar problems in the future.

Paid Multimedia Internship Opening

November 30, 2012

The College of Arts and Sciences seeks a full-time multimedia producer for a one-year paid editorial internship position in its communications office.This is an opportunity to learn from experienced news and public-relations professionals while building a portfolio. The intern will: … Continued

Newly appointed distinguished professors honored

November 14, 2012

The College of Arts and Sciences honored 18 faculty members who were recently appointed distinguished professors and distinguished term professors, during a special reception Nov. 13 at Hyde Hall.

UNC awards $656k in study abroad support

June 19, 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided about $656,000 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 155 undergraduates for study abroad during 2012 and 2013. The awards, funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and … Continued

College awards Interdisciplinary Initiatives grants

June 13, 2012

The College of Arts and Sciences has awarded more than $50,000 in grants for the following Interdisciplinary Initiatives in 2012-13: Speaking Naturally: The Production and Comprehension of Prosody in Individuals With and Without Autism.  This project will identify specific language … Continued

Wagner-Martin receives lifetime achievement award

January 20, 2012

Linda Wagner-Martin, the Frank Borden Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature Emeritus in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, received a lifetime achievement award in American literary studies. The Jay B. Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement in American Literary … Continued