UNC psychologist Barbara Fredrickson will be awarded the TANG Prize to honor her “exceptional contributions to the well-being of humanity” on Nov. 12 in Toronto, Canada. Fredrickson, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience in the College of Arts & Sciences, is a leading researcher in the science of positive emotions.
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A $300,000 grant from the Clare Boothe Luce Program will support three new graduate fellowships for women in chemistry at UNC-Chapel Hill, and UNC will commit to a fourth fellowship. The fellowships will be used to support and nurture women graduate students who are aspiring to tenure-track academic positions.
Michael Chitwood, UNC lecturer of creative writing, is co-editor of a new volume of essays, “Best Creative Nonfiction of the South, Volume II: North Carolina” (October 2017, Texas Review Press). We recently chatted with Chitwood about the essays, which celebrate the state’s past and present, and its range of cultures and geography, from the mountains to the sea.
Assistant Professor of Computer Science Mohit Bansal has received the prestigious Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – becoming only the second UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member to do so — for his work on natural language processing and machine learning.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded a two-year grant to the UNC-Chapel Hill to examine the effects of changing environments on human health in the Galápagos, Ecuador. The principal investigator is Amanda Thompson, who holds dual appointments in the Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts & Sciences.