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LGBT legislators have a significant effect on laws that promote equality

The presence of legislators who are openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender has a direct, significant impact on pro-LGBT legislation around the world, according to new research from a political scientist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Graduate student wins first Keohane Student Award for hydrology research

Geography graduate student Jon Duncan was awarded the first Keohane Professional Graduate Student Award for his research in hydrology.


Low-income taxpayers choose saving over spending when offered an incentive

Saving is a critical first step on the path to financial security. But many low-income families find it challenging to choose saving for the future over meeting pressing spending needs today. Results from a study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill of one asset-building program offer insights on how to encourage low-income taxpayers to start saving and … Continued


UNC anthropologist will lead Institute of African American Research

The new director of the Institute of African American Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be Karla Slocum, an associate professor in anthropology and African and Afro-American studies in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences.


Carolina Women’s Leadership Council honors three UNC faculty for mentoring

Three UNC College of Arts and Sciences faculty members received mentoring awards from the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council May 10 at a Campus Y ceremony.


Chronicling a decade of campus growth

David Godschalk and Jonathan Howes tell the story of the sweeping makeover of the 200-year-old UNC campus, with 6 million square feet of buildings constructed and a million square feet of historic buildings renovated during one vibrant decade.


Salemi named finalist for national teaching award

Michael Salemi, UNC professor emeritus of economics, has been named a finalist for a national teaching award.