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Graduate students honored for research that impacts North Carolina

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.

UNC College April calendar: James Fallows, Orville Schell, marriage, music and more

Got spring fever? April is jam-packed with events across the College of Arts and Sciences.  Asia experts James Fallows and Orville Schell discuss China Rising, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand kicks of the IAH’s 25th anniversary, and there’s lots of music on the Hill. Check out these highlights and more, with links below: April 1: UNC Guitar Ensemble, 2 p.m. Hill … Continued

Professors with Passion: Bill Kier

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

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.

Aguilar mentors students on and off the field

This past December, Tar Heels everywhere turned their eyes to the UNC men’s soccer team as it closed in on what would be its first NCAA College Cup championship in ten years. But Alain Aguilar – lecturer in the department of exercise and sport science and athletic trainer for the team – was focused on the details.

Abramowitz is founding editor of new journal

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 scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities … Continued

Blau recognized for outstanding contributions to sociology

Sociologist Judith Blau will receive the Distinguished Career Award for outstanding contributions to sociology.