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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

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.

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

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

A Little Bit of Promise: UNC chemist builds school in Guatemalan village

In his own words, UNC chemist Brian Hogan calls himself a “crazy scientist who wanted to build a school in Guatemala.” This is a story of how one man with an idea really can change the world. It’s also a story about how Carolina is helping him to do just that.

Clinical psychology program ranked 2nd by U.S. News & World Report

The College of Arts and Sciences’ graduate program in clinical psychology tied for second place in the latest rankings of graduate degree programs recently released by U.S. News & World Report magazine. UNC appears on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2012 for the magazine’s 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Following are … Continued