UNC to Launch Solar Fuels Research Center With $17.5 Million in Federal Energy, Stimulus Grant

April 29, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a grant expected to be valued at $17.5 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy and President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for an innovative interdisciplinary research center to develop solar fuels from next-generation photovoltaic technology. The UNC initiative is… Read more »

UNC Alum Receives International Educational Leadership Award

April 23, 2009

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Paula Myrick Short has received an international award─the Paul A. Elsner International Excellence in Leadership Award─that recognizes individuals in the field of education who demonstrate those qualities. The award is presented annually by the Chair Academy,… Read more »

UNC Junior Awarded Udall Scholarship

April 23, 2009

Marion Boulicault of London, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was studying abroad in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam when she heard the news. She had been chosen by the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation in Tucson, Ariz., as one of 80 Udall Scholars… Read more »

UNC Plant Biologist Wins International Research Award

April 23, 2009

Jeff Dangl, a biologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won two awards for his pioneering work in plant biology. Dangl, the John N. Couch Professor of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the 2009 Stephen Hales Prize from the American Society of Plant Biologists. The award is… Read more »

UNC Gets $2.7M for HIV Research

April 23, 2009

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $2.7 million from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health to train HIV/AIDS researchers in China, Malawi and Cameroon. The training program, which is entering its 11th year, supports long- and short-term HIV/AIDS research training and is run by UNC’s Institute for… Read more »

From Japan to Chapel Hill: Gift will Benefit Students of African American Literature

A $370,000 gift that honors the life of Japanese businessman Masami Ito will benefit undergraduate and graduate students of African American literature in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. The Japan-to-Carolina ties begin with Masami Ito’s daughter, Akiyo, who came to Chapel Hill in 1992 to pursue her interest in African American and Southern literature…. Read more »

Global Experience Breeds New Public Health Perspectives

April 21, 2009

Trucks rode up and down the street at various times throughout the day, instructing through loudspeakers how to deal with a cholera outbreak. That was part of an outbreak investigation that Kim Porter, a fourth year doctoral student in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, experienced while in Thailand. Porter, who is working toward… Read more »