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Frank Leibfarth

Chemistry’s Frank Leibfarth named Beckman Young Investigator

Frank Leibfarth, an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, has been named a Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.


Jason Metcalfe (right), mathematics professor, received the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring. He is pictured with Robert Booth, who received his doctoral degree in mathematics in August 2018 and participated in the 2019 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. (photo by York Wilson)

Jason Metcalfe receives 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring

Jason Metcalfe, professor of mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received the 2019 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring.


Andrew Pendergast

Andrew Pendergast is UNC-Chapel Hill’s 48th Goldwater Scholar

Andrew Pendergast, a third-year student at UNC-Chapel Hill, was recently selected for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. Pendergast, who is pursuing a major in chemistry, hopes to earn a doctorate of philosophy in analytical chemistry.


Photo shows a closeup of a large board holding a variety of tools and a closeup of hands picking up the tools.

BeAM Learning and Innovation Studio provides space for long-term projects

The new BeAM Learning & Innovation Studio – is an area that will give Carolina makers a place to iterate freely, explore important ideas and build projects over time.


Elayna Locklear

Elayna Locklear is UNC-Chapel Hill’s second American Indian Udall scholar

Elayna Locklear, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been awarded the Udall scholarship to help her pursue a career in osteopathic medicine to treat Native and minority populations in underserved areas. Sophomore Brooke Bauman has also been recognized with an honorable mention.


Marsha Penner teaching

Marsha Penner receives 2019 University Teaching Award

Marsha Penner, teaching assistant professor and associate director of neuroscience curricula, received a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.


Kurt Gray studies what he calls the science of moral understanding. (photo by Donn Young)

New center will study moral divisiveness — and its cure

Kurt Gray studies what he calls the science of moral understanding. This new field draws elements from social psychology, which studies intergroup conflict, and from moral psychology, which studies how people make moral judgments.