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A class act

Psychology and neuroscience professor Andrea Hussong celebrates the resiliency of her spring-semester undergraduates, who endured pandemic challenges together.

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STOR manager Shayna Hill wins Massey Award for outstanding service

Eight Carolina employees will receive the 2021 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award. Shayna Hill, manager of the department of statistics and operations research in the College and chair of the Employee Forum, is one of the winners.

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Solar Energy research team selected for Creativity Hubs Award

New award will support a team from the 2020-2021 competitive funding round seeking to revolutionize solar energy research and solar fuel production.

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Getting they/them pronouns right

Carolina study shows announcing pronouns, which is often used to signal gender identity, improves how pronouns are understood.

Pégard named Beckman Young Investigator

Nicolas Pégard, assistant professor in the department of applied physical sciences in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been named a 2021 Beckman Young Investigator by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation.

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College launches new earth, marine and environmental sciences department

Merger of three units will strengthen interdisciplinary research, expand curricular offerings, and promote experiential learning opportunities for Carolina students.

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Dickerson named 2021 Searle Scholar for groundbreaking research

Bradley Dickerson, assistant professor and Kenan Honors Fellow in the department of biology, has been named a 2021 Searle Scholar. The honor supports groundbreaking research by exceptional young faculty.