Carolina graduate student Charlotte Lane sits with residents of the village where she did her Peace Corps work. Her work included establishing nutrition education programs, gardening lessons and the “Let Girls Learn” initiative. But the project she takes the most pride in is a well dug through 17 meters of granite. It’s her favorite because people in her village solved problems, managed the heavy machinery and made the well a success.

Incoming Royster Society Fellow on International Experience

August 18, 2016

Charlotte Lane left her heart in West Africa. But she will return there to begin her life’s work after honing her knowledge and research skills at Carolina. Lane, one of 24 incoming recipients of a five-year fellowship with the Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows, is a graduate student in the Department of Nutrition at… Read more »

Graduation banners hang at South Building May 9, 2016, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Photo by Jon Gardiner.

Carolina Ranks 35th in 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities

August 17, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 35th in the world and 25th in the U.S. among global universities, according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15. “UNC’s performance in this ranking is a reflection of the research being done by… Read more »


UNCSON Well Represented at STTI’s International Nursing Research Congress

August 17, 2016

There was a strong showing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing (UNCSON) faculty and doctoral students at the 27th International Nursing Research Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. Associate Professor Diane Berry presented an oral presentation on diabetes self-management outcomes in low-income ethnic minority patients in the United States…. Read more »


Start Here/Never Stop Podcast: Roxane Coche

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Media and Journalism alumna Roxane Coche ’13, a sports journalist turned university professor, is the most recent star of the Start Here/Never Stop Podcast. Born and raised in France, Coche worked as a freelance sports reporter and producer in Paris for three years, collaborating with several… Read more »

Dr. Rumay Alexander.  UNC-Chapel Hill.

(Photo by Jon Gardiner)

Alexander to Serve as Interim Chief Diversity Officer

August 9, 2016

Rumay Alexander, professor and director of inclusive excellence in the School of Nursing and special assistant to the Chancellor, has been named to serve as interim chief diversity officer, effective immediately. Felicia A. Washington, vice chancellor for workforce strategy, equity and engagement, announced the appointment to the campus community on July 18. In her message,… Read more »

Kelly Ryoo develops visualizations — like this simulation depicting how energy affects the three states of matter — to help educators teach scientific concepts to eigth-grade English language learners.

Bringing Science Lessons to Life for Young English Language Learners

August 9, 2016

Synapse. Endoplasmic reticulum. Thrombus. Kelly Ryoo found herself stumbling over these words in 2000. At the time, she was a graduate student at Stanford University studying education. While there, she focused on making online learning materials for pre-med students, and although she studied public health in her home country of South Korea, she found the medical… Read more »