Dec. 5, 2017
After nearly a decade leading UNC’s Graduate School, Steven W. Matson is stepping down as dean. Matson, a biology professor who specializes in genetics and molecular biology, will return to the biology department once a...Read More
Nov. 20, 2017
Alexander Peeples, a senior, and Shauna Rust ’16 have been named recipients of the George J. Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland. Peeples and Rust — who are the University’s sixth and seventh...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.