Campus Updates

Pharmacy professor receives award for his lifetime of research

Kuo-Hsiung Lee, the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, is the winner of the 2015 Ernest R. Volwiler Award, the highest research award from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Lee is the director of the school’s Natural Products Research Laboratories and has been a member of…

Morehead Planetarium hosts Science Expo

The 2015 University of North Carolina Science Expo offered more than 100 hands-on experiments, demonstrations, behind-the scenes lab tours and computer and software explorations April 11 in a celebration of the wonders of STEM. The Expo, a signature event of the two-week North Carolina Science Festival, was held along Cameron Avenue on the UNC-Chapel Hill…

Research symposium will put students’ work on display

Nearly 200 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students will showcase research to classmates, faculty and staff April 15 during the 16th annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research. Sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Research and co-sponsored by the Roosevelt Institute, the event aims to encourage meaningful research in all disciplines through panel sessions and…

Seminar to address diversity and inclusion

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill leaders will join Daryl G. Smith, a senior research fellow and professor emerita of education and psychology at Claremont Graduate University, to discuss diversity and inclusion during the Diversity in Higher Education Spring Seminar on April 14 at the Carolina Inn. Smith, along with Executive Vice Chancellor and…

Impact Awards recognize graduate student research with a direct impact on state

Each year, The Graduate School honors UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students and recent graduate alumni who are making valuable discoveries of direct benefit to North Carolina. This year, 26 individuals received Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards for projects directed toward a better future for people, communities and industry throughout our state. The Graduate School publicly…

J-School professor’s documentary set to premiere in Durham

For the past 18 years, Durham’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has been the launching point for thousands of documentaries produced by established and emerging filmmakers. When the festival opens later this week, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be represented as associate professor Chad Stevens of the School of Journalism and…

Annual lecture focuses on policing, ‘Modern South’

Racial policing and the ideologies that construct the origin story of modern conflicts were the focus of African American history scholar Khalil Griban Muhammad’s talk at the 11th annual African American History Month Lecture on April 7 at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. Looking back on history, Muhammad said, the racial tension that led to…

UNC honors 15 individuals and groups for public service

Clean drinking water initiatives, cancer research programs and domestic violence prevention were some of the projects recognized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2015 Public Service Awards. Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service, individuals and organizations representing students, faculty, staff and community partners were honored April 7 at…

Science Expo offers hands-on learning

The 2015 University of North Carolina Science Expo will offer more than 100 hands-on experiments, demonstrations, behind-the scenes lab tours and computer and software explorations to celebrate the wonders of STEM. The Expo, a signature event of the two-week North Carolina Science Festival, will be held along Cameron Avenue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on…