Spotlight

Research – on display

A physics and astronomy student, Matthew Chancey knows well what his departmental classmates are working on and the research results they’re yielding. Research in other departments, however, is a different story. There’s just too much for the senior to track. But on April 18, the Student Union’s Great Hall provided a visual representation of the…

Fouad Abd-El-Khalick named new dean of School of Education

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced that Fouad Abd-El-Khalick has been selected as the new dean for the School of Education, one of the oldest professional schools at Carolina. He is currently the associate dean for research and research education in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at…

Dedication, inspiration

On April 16, on what was described as a “perfect Carolina day,” Jason Ray’s legacy was celebrated as the UNC Hospitals Jason Ray Transplant Clinic was officially dedicated. “Jason’s story was only tragic at the end,” Emmitt Ray, II, Jason’s brother, told the crowd. “In his 21 years, he accomplished more than many of us…

Pho Nomenal business for Carolina grad

For UNC Kenan-Flagler grad Sophia Woo, accounting has been an essential ingredient for entrepreneurial success. After working in more traditional jobs, Woo and her friend and business partner Sunny Lin, a biomedical engineer, launched a Raleigh-based food truck in 2014. Their Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck serves up traditional Asian recipes from family and friends, along…

Davis Library unveils Nobel Prize exhibit

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s libraries are the core of the campus, fostering an atmosphere charged with curiosity and discovery as students study, read and collaborate. So when it came to finding a home for an exhibit honoring the University’s two Nobel laureates, Davis Library was the obvious choice. “We’re doing it…

Well Said: The 2016 Elections

In this week’s episode of the Well Said podcast, Sarah Treul, assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the 2016 congressional and presidential elections. Join us every Wednesday for the University’s new “Well Said” podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each week, students, faculty, staff and…

North, Central America mix it up in Dominican Jazz Project

In March, Summit Records released the Dominican Jazz Project, an international musical collaboration led by Stephen Anderson, pianist, composer and associate professor of jazz and composition in the Department of Music. Anderson is an associate professor in jazz studies and composition and performs and records with the Stephen Anderson Trio. He has released five CDs…

Teamwork makes the dream work

Deborah Stroman knows how to build a business — especially in the world of sports. Before becoming a professor in the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Stroman owned a sports marketing and golf event planning company, and worked in financial services for more than 17 years. One morning in 2012, during what she calls her “brainstorm…

Exploring a new discipline

Students in Smith Middle School’s Maker Space club love science. They love the robotics, the computers and the new technology that can solve complex problems. Many of them are already looking ahead to studying science in college, but like most other young scientists, biomechanics wasn’t even on their radar yet. Assistant professor of biomedical engineering…

Well Said: Cuba and the United States

From March Madness to Cuban relations, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community is playing a role in some of the most important topics and issues making headlines around the world. Join us every Wednesday for the University’s new “Well Said” podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each week, students,…