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College faculty receive public service awards

April 13, 2022

College faculty William Sturkey and Danielle Spurlock were among the recipients recognized April 12 at the 23rd annual Public Service Awards ceremony hosted by the Carolina Center for Public Service.

Putting skill to work

October 18, 2021

Nichola Lowe spotted the gaps in the U.S. workforce long before the pandemic shined a light on them. Most recently, she’s written a book on the topic and is using lessons from the pandemic to drive her current research.

Meet a new Tar Heel: Justin Nolan

August 9, 2021

As a high school teacher, Justin Nolan has spent his professional career helping North Carolina students succeed. This fall, he will return to school to pursue a master’s in city and regional planning to take his passion for helping improve the lives of children to a grander scale.

Bookmark This

May 7, 2021

Bookmark This is a feature that highlights new books by College of Arts & Sciences faculty and alumni. This month’s featured book: “Putting Skill to Work: How to Create Good Jobs in Uncertain Times” by Nichola Lowe.

UNC researchers launch “Carolina Tracker,” a resource for pandemic recovery

December 15, 2020

Carolina Tracker project is an online site offering day-to-day information on how North Carolinians’ lives have changed since the onset of the pandemic. Produced by the department of city and regional planning, Carolina Tracker presents easy-to-use, publicly-available data for policymakers and North Carolinians to use. 

Front porch revival

May 18, 2020

With origins in the South, outdoor spaces are fostering a sense of ‘we are all in this together.’ Historians may look back at the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic as a time when people returned to their front porches, stoops, balconies and … Continued

Research UNCovered: Eleftheria “Ria” Kontou

September 4, 2019

Eleftheria “Ria” Kontou is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of City and Regional Planning. She uses transportation models to uncover whether ride-sourcing platforms like Uber and Lyft affect city road crashes, injuries, fatalities, and DUI rates to help urban planners identify solutions for safe, efficient mobility.

Ready, Set, Brake

November 29, 2018

While autonomous vehicles begin to appear on roadways, gaps in knowledge are blocking the way to their full integration. Researchers at UNC are asking the tough questions to ensure that the driverless car picking you up will be safe for passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike.