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UNC launches academic theme about water

UNC will mobilize around water through a new two-year, campus-wide academic theme. Key issues of focus will include ensuring water is available to and safe for people around the world since that access affects their health, the economy and social development.

Awards will further Ph.D. student’s studies in Greece

Rebecca Worsham, a doctoral student in classical archaeology, has received two prestigious fellowships that will allow her to further her research in Greece. She will spend time at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, as well as visiting archaeological sites in the Peloponnese and Central Greece.

2012 Burch Fellows take on the world

Six Carolina undergraduates will head off on exciting journeys abroad to pursue independent study projects of their own design, thanks to the Burch Fellows Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The program, supported by Lucius E. Burch III, a 1963 Carolina graduate, rewards undergraduates at the University who possess extraordinary ability, promise and imagination, and funds their special … Continued

PlayMakers announces 2012-2013 season

PlayMakers Repertory Company has announced the plays for its 2012-2013 season, highlighted by the Tony Award-winning musical “Cabaret,” plus premieres of two works specially commissioned by the theater company.

Metamorphs: Artists Spin Science to discuss artwork focused on science

A panel discussion will feature three artists discussing their artwork focused on science in “METAMORPHS: Artists Spin Science” on Apr. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Hyde Hall.

Rising ocean temperatures harm protected coral reefs

Special conservation zones known as marine protected areas provide many direct benefits to fisheries and coral reefs. However, such zones appear to offer limited help to corals in their battle against global warming, according to a new study involving UNC researchers.

Chemistry professor among Board of Governors teaching excellence award winners

The Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina has selected 17 of its most outstanding faculty, including chemistry professor Linda Spremulli in the College of Arts and Sciences, to receive the 18th Annual Awards for Excellence in Teaching.  Each award winner will receive a commemorative bronze medallion and a $7,500 cash prize. The 17 recipients, representing an … Continued