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Allbritton named 2017 UNC-Chapel Hill Inventor of the Year

Nancy Allbritton, a Kenan distinguished professor and chair of the joint department of biomedical engineering in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences and North Carolina State University, has been honored as the 2017 Inventor of the Year at UNC-Chapel Hill.


NFL grant funds international research on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management

The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin.


Unlocking the door on the power of popularity

UNC psychologist Mitch Prinstein has been interested in the subject of popularity for decades. His latest book, “Popular: The Power of Likability in a Status-Obsessed World” (Viking, June 2017), examines why popularity plays such a key role in our social development, our eventual happiness and even our longevity.


Tree-ring records reveal storm track changes over hundreds of years

In a new study published in Science Advances, Erika Wise, associate professor of geography in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Matthew Dannenberg used climate information recorded by Ponderosa pine trees in the U.S. Pacific Northwest to reconstruct storm track position and intensity over the past three centuries.


Tar Heel Zena Cardman accepted into NASA’s 2017 astronaut class

Zena Cardman is setting her sights on the ultimate frontier — space. Over 18,000 people applied to be in NASA’s newest class of astronauts, and Cardman found out on May 25 that she was among the top 12 accepted. She reports to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in August to begin her training.


Women in Science Wednesday: Gabi Stein

Gabi Stein is a rising junior majoring in computer science within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. She is a Morehead-Cain Scholar, and has spent the past semester studying abroad in China through UNC Global. She will head to Ireland for a summer internship in June. Her research interests include mathematical modeling, public health, and education.


New integrated first-year seminars offered as part of QEP

Four new integrated first-year seminars team-taught by faculty members from different disciplines will be offered beginning in fall 2017 as part of the new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP): “Creating Scientists: Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making.”