Cover of 2014-2015 Graduate Record

All photos by Will Owens, except where indicated.

On the Cover

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 Roy Charles, Director of Diversity, Recruitment, and Retention, UNC–Chapel Hill Graduate Student Center, 211A W. Cameron Avenue, Campus Box 4010, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-4010. Phone: (919) 966-2613; e-mail: rac@email.unc.edu.

Summary of the University's Policy on Prohibited Harassment, Including Sexual Misconduct, and Discrimination, and the Policy Statement on Nondiscrimination

The University's Policy on Prohibited Harassment, Including Sexual Misconduct, and Discrimination (campusconversation.web.unc.edu/policy) prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of an individual's race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Appendices B and C of this policy provide specific information for students who believe that they have experienced sexual misconduct or have been harassed or have been discriminated against on the basis of one or more of these protected classifications.

Students who want additional information regarding the University's process for investigating allegations of harassment, including sexual misconduct, or discrimination, should contact the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office or the student complaint coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Students for assistance:

Equal Opportunity/ADA Office
100 E. Franklin Street, Unit 110
Campus Box 9160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9160
Telephone: (919) 966-3576
Fax: (919) 962-2562
E-mail: equalopportunity@unc.edu

Office of the Dean of Students
Student and Academic Services Building North
450 Ridge Road
Campus Box 5100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Telephone: (919) 966-4042
Fax: (919) 843-9778
E-mail: dos@unc.edu

Any administrator or supervisor, including a department chair, associate dean or other administrator, who receives a student's complaint about prohibited harassment or discrimination must notify the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office within five (5) calendar days of receiving the complaint. If a student raises a claim of prohibited harassment or discrimination during an academic appeal, an investigation of the student's claim must be performed under the direction of the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office. The school or department must await the results of the harassment or discrimination investigation before deciding the student's academic appeal.

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's 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. Copies of the University's EPA and SPA Equal Opportunity Plans are available on the University's Web site at equalopportunity-ada.unc.edu/index.htm.

Any inquiries regarding the University's nondiscrimination policies should be brought to the attention of one of the following administrators, as noted:*

The University's Office of Counseling and Psychological Services ([919] 966-3658) is available to provide confidential assistance to students. The University's Ombuds Office ([919] 843-8204) is available to provide confidential assistance to employees.

* The University's policy prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity does not apply to the University's relationships with outside organizations, including the federal government, the military, ROTC, and private employers.

Discrimination in employment or educational programs and activities:

Equal Opportunity/ADA Office
100 E. Franklin Street, Unit 110
Campus Box 9160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Telephone: (919) 966-3576
Fax: (919) 962-2562
E-mail: equalopportunity@unc.edu

Discrimination in employment:

Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
300 South Building
Campus Box 1000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3000
Telephone: (919) 962-1554

Academic Personnel Office
218 South Building
Campus Box 8000
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8000
Telephone: (919) 843-6056

Sex discrimination in educational programs and activities:

University Title IX Officer
100 E. Franklin Street, Unit 110
Campus Box 9160
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9160
Telephone: (919) 966-3576
Fax: (919) 962-2562
E-mail: equalopportunity@unc.edu

Deputy Title IX Officer
Office of the Dean of Students
Student and Academic Services Building
North, 450 Ridge Road,
Campus Box
5100, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Telephone: (919) 966-4042
Fax: (919) 843-9778
E-mail: dos@unc.edu

Although the publisher of this bulletin has made every reasonable effort to attain factual accuracy herein, no responsibility is assumed for editorial, clerical, or printing errors or errors occasioned by mistakes. The publisher has attempted to present information which, at the time of preparation for production, most accurately describes the course offerings, faculty listings, policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements of the University. However, it does not establish contractual relationships. The University reserves the right to alter or change any statement contained herein without prior notice.