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Coble wins College management award

Katrina Coble has won the 2011 Award in Management, given annually by the College of Arts and Sciences to recognize “outstanding accomplishments in leadership and management.”  She received the award at the College’s annual managers’ lunch January 25. Coble manages the needs for some 200 faculty, students and staff in the department of computer science, where she has worked for … Continued

Chemistry professor honored by alumni association

A chemistry professor who has been a faculty leader and is spearheading efforts to streamline operations at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was honored recently with the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award.

Computer scientist to speak at doctoral hooding ceremony

Marc Levoy – whose career achievements include developing the cartoon animation system used in “The Flintstones” TV show and launching Google’s Street View project – will be the keynote speaker for UNC’s  2012 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 12. During the ceremony, each participating graduate will be called to the stage to have the hood of the commencement regalia conferred … Continued

UNC scientist recognized by international computing society

Ming C. Lin of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized by an international computer organization for her contributions to geometric modeling and computer graphics.

Biologist named fellow of international scientific society

College biologist Jeff Sekelsky joins five other University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members who have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Sekelsky was recognized for distinguished contributions to the field of genetics, particularly the genetic and molecular descriptions of DNA repair and recombination processes. He also is a member of the … Continued

DeSimone wins innovation award from scientific research society

Chemist Joseph DeSimone has been awarded the 2012 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation from the scientific research society Sigma Xi. DeSimone is Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. The award recognizes … Continued

Is climate change altering humans’ vacation plans?

Plants’ and animals’ seasonal cycles, such as flowering dates and migration patterns, have shifted in recent decades due to climate change. Now a new study seems to indicate that some human weather-related behavior also is being influenced by global warming. Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found peak attendance in U.S. national parks that have experienced … Continued