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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.


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


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