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Loftin named University Manager of the Year

Beverly Loftin, business manager in the department of physics and astronomy and applied physical sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences, was named the 2022 University Manager of the Year.

Rachel Noble at IMS works in the water doing her research.

75 years of research and service

As the institute celebrates its 75th anniversary, director Rick Luettich discusses the mission of the Institute of Marine Sciences, how the institute evolved and why the research produced through the institute is vital to North Carolina.

Students in masks sit at a table and work on a project in the applied physical science minor.

New minor teaches major skills in engineering, entrepreneurship

Students in the new applied sciences and engineering minor are equipped with an entrepreneurial mindset and the engineering skills to thrive in both industry and graduate school.

Chemistry’s Zhukhovitskiy wins prestigious U.S. DOE Early Career Award

Chemist Alex Zhukhovitskiy has won an Early Career Award from the U.S. Department of Energy. DOE awarded $110 million for groundbreaking research by 83 early career scientists this year.

Logan Brackett holds a plaque awarded to him as the 2021-2022 Award in Management recipient.

Biology department’s Logan Brackett earns College’s 2021-2022 Award in Management

Logan Brackett received the 2021-2022 Award in Management in the College of Arts & Sciences for his outstanding accomplishments

From left, Sheila Kannappan and Mugdha Polimera.

Astronomers find hidden trove of massive black holes

Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill, led by faculty-graduate student team Sheila Kannappan and Mugdha Polimera, have found a previously overlooked treasure trove of massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that offer a glimpse into the life story of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.

Photo of James W.C. White on navy background with the College logo and the words "Next Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences."

James W.C. White named College of Arts & Sciences dean

An experienced academic leader, James W.C. White brings more than 30 years of experience, a history of collaborative leadership and a commitment to preparing students for an evolving workforce.