Water Woes: Top five water worries for N.C. and the world

September 14, 2012

As UNC kicks off a new, two-year academic theme around water, we asked Larry Band to break down the top five water worries for North Carolina and the world. Band is director of UNC’s Institute for the Environment and the Voit Gilmore Distinguished Professor of Geography.

Film screening highlights UNC alum who spent 35 years in Communist China

September 14, 2012

Sidney Rittenberg ’41 spent 16 years in solitary confinement in a Chinese jail, imprisoned twice by the Communists on charges of being an American spy. It’s the stuff great films are made of; only this story is true. “The Revolutionary” is a documentary film about the UNC alum’s life story.

Meet a Tar Heel: Emma Johnson

September 12, 2012

Emma Johnson jokes about how many times she changed her major, but her path to academic success illustrates the beauty of Carolina’s General College and the many research opportunities available to students.

College faculty among Hettleman Prize winners

September 7, 2012

Four highly promising professors in diverse fields have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. Two of the winners are in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Kasson’s career of connecting leads to Jefferson award

September 7, 2012

For more than four decades, Joy Kasson has been building bridges in the name of education. It’s this venerable career of connections that led the University to name Kasson the 2012 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award.

Sahle pushes for positive changes

September 7, 2012

Professor Eunice Sahle’s first love is teaching. A recipient of a 2011 Student Undergraduate Teaching Award, she is known for encouraging independent thought in the classroom.

Scientists show how DNA blueprint functions

September 5, 2012

UNC scientists were co-principal investigators and collaborators for projects described in the Sept. 6 special issue of the journal Nature describing the ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) Project. The Human Genome Project produced an almost complete list of the 3 … Continued

Classroom on the Water

August 29, 2012

As UNC marine scientist Marc Alperin says, “You can’t study the environment without going into the environment.” Going “into the environment” is what this unique marine science class is all about. (WATCH A VIDEO)