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Professors with Passion: Claudio Battaglini

Professor Claudio Battaglini is a man who wears many hats — and each of those hats helps someone lead a better life. From cancer patients to athletes to students, Battaglini dedicates his passion and scholarship to improving the health and wellness of others.

Andrews receives award for distinguished service to the College

William “Bill” Andrews, the senior associate dean for the fine arts and humanities, has received the William F. Little Award for Distinguished Service to the College of Arts and Sciences. Andrews was presented the award at the spring 2012 meeting of the Arts and Sciences Foundation board of directors. The award was established in 2009 by the College to recognize … Continued

Nutrition Research Institute receives grant for global health research

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Steven H. Zeisel, institute director and Kenan Distinguished University Professor in nutrition and pediatrics in the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Medicine, will pursue an innovative … Continued

College faculty tapped as National Humanities Center Fellows

Three College of Arts and Sciences faculty members have received fellowships from the National Humanities Center. The 2012-13 recipients are Christopher Nelson (anthropology), Donald M. Reid (history) and Susan R. Wolf (philosophy). They will join 30 other distinguished scholars from 16 states, the District of Columbia, and the countries of Canada, France, Hungary, Japan and the United Kingdom to receive … Continued

New York’s SITI Company to present work-in-progress May 18

PlayMakers and the Process Series will present SITI Company’s “Who Do You Think You Are,” a dramatic exploration of the principles of brain science, on May 18.

Handa wins major grants to evaluate cash transfer programs in Malawi, Zimbabwe

Public policy professor Ashu Handa has won two research grants (each worth $634,000 over 2 years) to evaluate social cash transfer programs in Malawi and Zimbabwe. Handa is chair of the public policy department in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also is a fellow of the Carolina Population Center. … Continued

UNC senior wins Elie Wiesel Prize for Ethics

UNC senior history major Sarah Ransohoff has won the Elie Wiesel Prize for Ethics for her essay on oil and slavery. Ransohoff, who also is pursuing a minor in environmental science, is from Chapel Hill. Her essay is titled: “The Ethical Issues of Energy Dependence: Slavery in 1850s America and Oil Today.” Winners receive a $5,000 cash prize and a … Continued