All photos by Will Owens, except where indicated.
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The Graduate School's annual Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards recognize graduate students and recent graduate alumni for contributions they are making to North Carolina. From top left, the 2014 Impact Award winners are:
Paul Gilbert, Health Behavior; Rachel Gittman, Environment and Ecology (photo provided by Rachel Gittman); Heather Hunt, City and Regional Planning; Jing Shan, Physics and Astronomy; Jessica Willoughby, Journalism and Mass Communication; Julianne Schmidt, Human Movement Science (photo provided by Julianne Schmidt); Paul Sheeran, Biomedical Engineering; Agostina Santoro, Cell and Molecular Physiology; Jim Martin, Dentistry; Lindsey Haynes-Maslow, Health Policy and Management; Jennifer Poti, Nutrition; Anna Jalowska, Marine Sciences (photo by Kristen Theuerkauf); Cynthia Lin, Epidemiology; Bradley Proctor, History; Candy McClernan, Dramatic Art; Dominica Hiu Ching Wong, Chemistry; Kari Debbink, Microbiology and Immunology; Nathaniel Claridad, Dramatic Art; Madisa Macon, Toxicology; Maria Aleman, Pathology.
For more information: gradschool.unc.edu/news/2014/impactawards.html.
The Graduate Record contains basic information about the doctoral-level and master's-level programs in the UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School. Included are admissions standards and requirements, tuition and fees, financial aid information, academic and research resources, and program and course descriptions. Also included are lists of graduate faculty and their research interests.
Other Useful Publications
Students who are continuing their graduate studies may find it helpful to review The Graduate School's various policy handbooks. The Student Resource Guide includes links to campus and community services.
UNC's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity
UNC–Chapel Hill has a long-held tradition of striving for excellence. Quality education takes place among persons with differing social backgrounds, economic circumstances, personal characteristics, philosophical outlooks, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and expectations. We at the University acknowledge that we face ongoing challenges to overcome the effects and influences of adverse historical, social, political, and economic factors. A critical element for any 21st-century educational institution is a diverse and inclusive community that functions in a global context. The historical, political, economic, and educational backgrounds of the University, the state, and the nation shape our present circumstances and inform the measures we must take to accomplish our highest aspirations. The University engages in teaching, research, and service to expand and discover knowledge, promote educational enlightenment, and improve understanding. We work to assure that we have a complement of students, faculty, and staff that broadly reflects the ways in which people differ. We speak of these differences as representing "diversity."
UNC's commitment to diversity excellence began in the 1960s through the support of minority programming and continues today through the work of the Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (DMA). DMA is an administrative unit in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost. It is lead by the associate provost for diversity and multicultural affairs, who serves as the chief diversity officer and advises the University community on diversity policies and issues. The office collaborates with University officers and campus units to identify and implement strategies and initiatives for achieving the core values with respect to diversity and the goal of increased diversity among students, staff, and faculty. The ultimate goal of both DMA and the University is building an inclusive environment that values and respects the contributions of all members of the Carolina community.
For more information about the Office for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, see www.unc.edu/diversity.
For information about Graduate School diversity matters, see gradschool.unc.edu/diversity or contact The Graduate School directly at (919) 966-2611.
Note: The following policy changes took place on August 28, 2014, after the 2014-2015 Graduate Record was published. To read the former policy language, visit Discrimination_Policy_prior_to_Aug28_2014.
Summary of the University's Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct Including Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Violence, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking
The University's Policy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on protected status: age, color, creed, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. It expressly, therefore, also prohibits sexual violence and sexual exploitation, which by definition involve conduct of a sexual nature and are prohibited forms of sexual or gender-based harassment. This policy further prohibits stalking and interpersonal violence, which need not be based on an individual's protected status. Finally, this policy prohibits complicity for knowingly assisting in an act that violates this policy and retaliation against an individual because of their good faith participation in the reporting, investigation, or adjudication of violations of this policy.
For more information about the policy and procedures, visit sexualassaultanddiscriminationpolicy.unc.edu or contact the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office.
Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
100 East Franklin Street, Unit 110
Campus Box 9160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9160
Telephone: (919) 966-3576
Fax: (919) 962-2562
Policy Statement on Nondiscrimination
The University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community and to ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals' abilities and qualifications. Consistent with this principle and applicable laws, it is therefore the University's policy not to discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.
Resources for Information and Assistance
Individuals are encouraged to report incidents of prohibited conduct to the Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office, the Title IX Compliance Coordinator, the Student Complaint/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, the Office of the Dean of Students, or the UNC Department of Public Safety. As an alternative, an individual can also seek confidential assistance that does not involve notice to the University. If the conduct you have experienced is sexual violence or other criminal activity, including interpersonal (relationship) violence or stalking, you are also encouraged to report the incident to local law enforcement. Visit sexualassaultanddiscriminationpolicy.unc.edu for a comprehensive list of support and reporting options.
UNC Department of Public Safety
Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office
100 East Franklin Street, Unit 110
Title IX Compliance Coordinator
100 East Franklin St., Unit 110
Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Student Complaint Coordinator
1125 Student and Academic Services Building
The Office of the Dean of Students
1106 Student and Academic Services Building North
Campus Health Services
After hours: (919) 966-2281
UNC Hospital Emergency Room
Counseling and Psychological Services
University Ombuds Office
Orange County Rape Crisis Center
(919) 968-4647; 1-866-WE-LISTEN (1-866-935-4783)
Gender Violence Services Coordinator
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