2010 News and Announcements

Award and Fellowship Recipients

News Headlines

Kenan-Biddle Partnership brings Duke, UNC students together on academic projects

October 26, 2010

A new $150,000 initiative that promotes projects developed by students from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill launched today. The Kenan-Biddle Partnership is funded by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation.

The Versatile PhD: New Career Resource available for Graduate Students in Humanities and Social Sciences

October 18, 2010

A new resource has been purchased especially for UNC graduate students that demystifies nonacademic careers for humanists and social scientists, showing many plausible career paths and providing robust support should one decide to prepare for a possible nonacademic career

National Research Council doctoral rankings highlight multiple UNC-Chapel Hill strengths

September 28, 2010

Multiple University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral programs spanning the sciences, arts and humanities, medicine, social sciences and public health are highly rated in a new assessment conducted by the National Research Council.

Professor Emerita and Distinguished Alumna, Shirley Weiss, will be remembered for her many contributions

August 31, 2010

Shirley Friedlander Weiss, a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty for more than 35 years and generous supporter of numerous campus programs as well as national arts, music and science organizations, died Tuesday, August 31, 2010. She was 89.

Royster Fellow and Impact Award Winner Devin Barrett invents new polyesters that could help develop artificial organs

August 25, 2010

Someday, having a polyester pancreas, or heart, or kidney isn't out of the question, given the work of such scientists as Devin Barrett

Dean Matson disscusses Graduate Education in University Gazette

August 11, 2010

Steve Matson, dean of the Graduate School, spoke with the University Gazette about the current state of graduate education at Carolina and where it is headed.

Two UNC Graduate students awarded Department of Energy Graduate Fellowships

August 5, 2010

Joseph Falkowski, Chemistry and Graham Giovanetti, Physics were selected to receive graduate fellowship awards as part of a new Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship program.

Dr. Gary Marchionini wins award for excellence in doctoral mentoring

May 8, 2010

The winner of the 2010 Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring is Dr. Gary Marchionini, School of Information and Library Science.

Two UNC Ph.D. Candidates Receive Prestigious National Fellowship

April 30, 2010

Two UNC doctoral candidates — Emily Baran (history) and Adam Cureton (philosophy) — have been named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellows for the 2010-11 academic year.

Graduate students honored for helping North Carolina

April 7, 2010

From seeking to end chronic pain to working toward creation of artificial human organs, research by graduate students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill aims to make a positive difference.

Surprise Gift to Help Meet Summer Funding Needs of Graduate Students

March 12, 2010

Graduate Dean Steve Matson was recently surprised by an unexpected gift. A UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus, Thomas F. Ferdinand, had left a significant gift to the Graduate School in his will. Dean Matson seized upon the unanticipated opportunity to address what he knows is a high priority need for doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences—funding for summer research.

University Research Day: Call for Papers and Abstracts

February 15, 2010

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual University Research Day symposium and luncheon on Monday, March 15, 2010.