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‘The School That Jack Built’: Planning department history celebrated in new book

Two UNC alumni have compiled a comprehensive, entertaining history of Carolina’s city and regional planning department, which was the seventh planning program in the country, first in the South, and the first to be based in the social sciences.

Planning department history discussed at Nov. 14 event

An entertaining look at the history of the city and regional planning department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be the focus of an event Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m. in Gerrard Hall.

Two win UNC distinguished young alumni awards

An award-winning teacher-author — who inspires students in the classroom and on the football field — and a journalist-teacher — who has written extensively about the conflicts and changes sweeping the Middle East — have been honored by the GAA with Distinguished Young Alumni Awards.

New Postdoctoral Fellows for Faculty Diversity selected

Five Ph.D. graduates have been selected as the newest scholars for the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity.

Undergraduate research leads to co-editorship of major journal

Hudson Vincent ’13, a UNC comparative literature and cultural studies major, is co-editor of a special issue of the journal, Cultural Studies. The journal features his research on the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Birmingham, England, one of the first institutions in higher education dedicated to interdisciplinary research.

Geographer charts historical weather maps with tree rings

Geographer Erika Wise is examining the history of climate change through tree rings, thanks to support from the National Science Foundation and UNC’s Center for Urban and Regional Studies.

Distinguished alumni to receive awards University Day

As part of the Oct. 12 University Day ceremony to install Carol L. Folt as the 11th chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, five Carolina alumni will receive Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Awards. Many of the alums have ties to the College.