Graduate students honored for research that impacts North Carolina

April 5, 2012

Marine sciences doctoral student Ashley Smyth led a series of experiments assessing oysters’ ability to improve ecosystem health in North Carolina. Smyth’s research was recently honored by The Graduate School at UNC with a 2012 North Carolina Impact Award.

Professors with Passion: Bill Kier

April 3, 2012

Enchantment is the word UNC biologist Bill Kier uses to describe his love of the subjects he teaches. And a shared sense of enchantment is what bonds him to his students.

Celebrate undergraduate research at UNC April 16

April 3, 2012

Student researchers will discuss topics including capital punishment in North Carolina, violence in Guatemala and accounts of Jewish Holocaust survivors at the 13th annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research April 16 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Abramowitz is founding editor of new journal

March 28, 2012

Jonathan Abramowitz, professor and associate chair of psychology in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, is the founding editor of the new Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. The quarterly journal will be published by Elsevier, a leading provider of … Continued

UNC launches academic theme about water

March 22, 2012

UNC will mobilize around water through a new two-year, campus-wide academic theme. Key issues of focus will include ensuring water is available to and safe for people around the world since that access affects their health, the economy and social development.

Awards will further Ph.D. student’s studies in Greece

March 20, 2012

Rebecca Worsham, a doctoral student in classical archaeology, has received two prestigious fellowships that will allow her to further her research in Greece. She will spend time at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, as well as visiting archaeological sites in the Peloponnese and Central Greece.

2012 Burch Fellows take on the world

March 19, 2012

Six Carolina undergraduates will head off on exciting journeys abroad to pursue independent study projects of their own design, thanks to the Burch Fellows Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program, supported by Lucius E. Burch III, … Continued

PlayMakers announces 2012-2013 season

March 16, 2012

PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced the plays for its 2012-2013 season, highlighted by the Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret,” plus premieres of two works specially commissioned by the theater company.

Rising ocean temperatures harm protected coral reefs

March 15, 2012

Special conservation zones known as marine protected areas provide many direct benefits to fisheries and coral reefs. However, such zones appear to offer limited help to corals in their battle against global warming, according to a new study involving UNC researchers.