March 20, 2018
Donald Trump won the presidency with the backing of more than eight in 10 white evangelical voters. That stark fact — that a thrice-married candidate who has been recorded making crude comments about women and...Read More
Jan. 25, 2018
Nineteen need-based scholarships are being named for UNC luminaries who distinguished themselves and whose work, advocacy and personal example helped forge a more inclusive, unified and aspirational Carolina community. Known as Bridge Builders, the honorees...Read More
Jan. 22, 2018
Twenty-five faculty members and teaching assistants have been named winners of 2018 University Teaching Awards. The University Committee on Teaching Awards, which oversees the selection process, encouraged students to nominate deserving faculty and graduate teaching...Read More
Singled out for their innovative work, four of the University’s top up-and-coming faculty have been named recipients of the 2005 Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty.
The award, which includes a $5,000 stipend, has honored outstanding junior tenure-track or recently tenured faculty since 1986.
Dr. Aysenil Belger, who came to UNC in 2000 and is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry, was honored for her ground-breaking research on schizophrenia. Employing functional magnetic resonance imaging and electrophysiology, she has provided significant insight into normal brain function and how the brain malfunctions in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Chris Clemens, an associate professor in physics and astronomy, who came to UNC in 1998, is described as an eloquent teacher and a technological pioneer. On a modest budget, he recently developed an instrument that expands the capacity of large telescopes such as the University’s Southern Astrophysical Research Telescope (SOAR), on which he works.
Assistant Professor Pat Davison of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for his coverage of the Columbine High School shootings. Since he joined the journalism school in 2001 he is credited with bringing the school and his students to the forefront in multimedia photojournalism. He’s also organized a popular guest lecture series for photojournalism students and contributed to several award-winning international student projects.
Associate Professor Bob Goldstein of the biology department came to UNC in 1999. He was honored for his work focused on cell development and recent research that has shed significant light on cell interactions in several human cancers. Already, he is considered an international leader in his field, according to his colleagues.