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UNC earns bike-friendly award

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized UNC-Chapel Hill as a Bike Friendly University. The program acknowledges institutions of higher education for promoting and providing a more bike-friendly campus for students, staff and visitors.


NSF grant to fund interdisciplinary coastal climate change research

Climate change is transforming the outer edge of the Southern U.S. coastal plain. A new $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant ($357,000 of which will go to UNC) will fund research in this area, in partnership with other Triangle universities.


Allbritton named to National Academy of Inventors

Nancy Allbritton in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Allbritton is the Paul Debreczeny Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and chair of the UNC/NC State joint department of biomedical engineering. The honor is awarded to academic inventors who have a prolific spirit of innovation in creating outstanding inventions that … Continued


$5 million gift will create dean’s ‘say yes’ fund in College

UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences has received a $5 million gift to provide Dean Karen M. Gil with “say yes” funds that empower department chairs to be agile, responsive and innovative.


Three juniors named Eve Carson scholars

UNC juniors Michael Adams, Paige Nielsen and Nancy Smith have been named the 2015 Eve Carson Scholars. The selection committee looked for applicants that demonstrate leadership, service, character and transformative growth since matriculation at UNC.


Seeking a safer way to cook in developing countries

UNC public policy professors Ashu Handa and Pam Jagger will join two public health colleagues in studying the dangers of cookstove smoke in Rwanda, thanks to a $2.5 million grant.


Six UNC-Chapel Hill scientists elected AAAS fellows

Six scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. Three of the new fellows are from the College of Arts and Sciences.