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College alumna awarded $80,000 for pulmonary fibrosis research

Ai “Anna” Lam, MD, who graduated from the College with an undergraduate degree in biology in 1996, is the recipient of an American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation/Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago Research Grant. Lam is currently an assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The grant provides $40,000 in funding per year for two years, and … Continued


Positivity scholar to speak at December commencement

Barbara Fredrickson, an internationally acclaimed psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies positive emotions and human wellbeing, will speak at UNC’s December Commencement ceremony Barbara Fredrickson, an internationally acclaimed psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies positive emotions and human wellbeing, will speak at UNC’s December Commencement ceremony Barbara Fredrickson, an internationally … Continued


Electronics institute honors five computer scientists

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named five computer scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as 2012 fellows. The institute is, according to its website, “the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.” Fellows, the highest level of membership in the institute, are recognized … Continued


‘Genius’ researcher, parent discuss sports concussions

“Preventing Concussion in Sport: From Lab to Law,” a seminar on Dec. 2 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will explore the personal and scientific significance of traumatic brain injuries among young athletes. The event features Kevin Guskiewicz, Ph.D., MacArthur Foundation “Genius” award winner and UNC exercise and sport science researcher, and Robert J. Gfeller, whose son … Continued


New BeingThere Centre shows the possibilities of 3-D communication

A new research centre that will develop innovative forms of advanced 3-D communication was unveiled Nov. 9 at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The BeingThere Centre is a transnational effort spearheaded by NTU, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the computer science department in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Media Development Authority of Singapore. … Continued


SCALE-UP: Innovative, studio-style classroom encourages interaction

Room 208 in Phillips Hall is no longer an ordinary teaching laboratory. Gone are the cramped aisles with chairs and tables configured in a traditional manner. Instead, students sit at large round tables for labs.


Curveballs, sliders and pitch counts: Surviving life as a pitcher with your arm intact

Pitchers get hurt. That’s a fact of baseball. And anyone who’s played the game has an opinion about why: the pitching motion is unnatural, curveballs and split-finger fastballs ruin elbows, pitch counts are too high, some pitchers aren’t built to last. Three UNC researchers were a little more scientific about it. They surveyed thousands of players from youth leagues, high … Continued