DeSimone elected into National Academy of Sciences

May 1, 2012

Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that a U.S. scientist or engineer can receive.

UNC academic advisers win national advising awards

April 27, 2012

Five academic advisers in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have won 2012 national advising awards for making significant contributions to the improvement of academic advising. The awards will be presented … Continued

Religious studies doctoral candidate receives prestigious fellowship

April 26, 2012

Gregory “G.A.” Lipton, a doctoral candidate in religious studies in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, has received a prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences who are addressing questions of ethical and religious values.

Neal named director of Center for the Study of the American South

April 26, 2012

UNC Music Professor Jocelyn Neal, co-editor of the journal Southern Cultures and a scholar of commercial country music and American popular music, has been appointed director of the Center for the Study of the American South, effective July 1, 2012.

UNC chemist to receive Porter Medal

April 26, 2012

Thomas J. Meyer, a chemist and pioneer in the field of solar energy research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will receive the Porter Medal, the most significant international award in photochemistry.

Senior studio art majors exhibit work May 7-13

April 25, 2012

Studio art majors who will graduate in May, August and December 2012 will display their work in 219 Hanes Art Center from May 7-13. In this exhibition, graduating seniors will reflect on their time spent at Carolina. A broad range of works will be exhibited, representing nearly every artistic medium.

Historian awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

April 17, 2012

Lisa Lindsay, an associate professor of history in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to support her research. The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, based in New York City, appoints fellows based on prior achievement and … Continued

Football-related catastrophic brain injuries on the rise

April 16, 2012

Catastrophic brain injuries associated with full-contact football appear to be rising, especially among high school students, according to a new report. The increase is alarming and indicates more coaches and athletic trainers should change how they teach the fundamental skills of the game, according to UNC researchers.

Three-dimensional RNA modeling opens scientific doors

April 16, 2012

In a paper published today in the journal Nature Methods, a team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrates a simple, cost-effective technique for three-dimensional RNA structure prediction that will help scientists understand the structures, and ultimately … Continued

PlayMakers’ PRC² presents world premiere of ‘Penelope’

April 13, 2012

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of “Penelope” April 25-29. In “Penelope,” a woman’s ex-husband reappears after 20 years, suffering from brain damage. An injured veteran of war, he does not know who he is. She does not understand who he’s become. She reads aloud from “The Odyssey” and finds a way into her former husband’s memory, breaking through his terror and the trauma of war.