Topics: Faculty and Administration

UNC's new policy explains sanctions for sexual assault


UNC students have never been told what “yes” is.

Professor to lead sustainable water project with $2.2 million fund

Professor Gregory Characklis will lead a sustainable water project after receiving a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

UNC-system faculty workloads data draws criticism

A recent report from the Pope Center that accuses UNC-system schools of inflating faculty workloads has drawn criticism from system administrators. 

Late English professor Darryl Gless ‘taught gusto, love’


Late UNC professor Darryl Gless taught more than English.

Yearlong World War I commemoration begins


A century after the start of World War I, UNC professor John McGowan wants students to reflect on how the war changed the world just as he reflects on how it changed his family.

UNC School of Medicine's curriculum evolves


First-year medical school students at UNC are the guinea pigs for a new curriculum this year.

Research centers fight to avoid more budget cuts


With all the money in the world, Grace Schmits would ask for just a little more space. 

UNC-system faculty to get pay hike

After four years of pay freezes  for UNC-system faculty in five years, a salary hike is on the way.

UNC professors complete ice bucket challenge to support colleague


The UNC psychology department, recognizing the chance to take advantage of a national sensation to show support for one of its own, arranged a surprise “Ice Bucket Challenge” Wednesday for professor Steven Reznick.

UNC professors join boycott of Israeli academic institutions

More than 400 scholars and librarians from around the world, including four professors from UNC, signed their names to a letter this month that called for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions until certain demands are met. 

Q&A with advocate for adjuncts Jean DeSaix


Adjunct faculty rights are the subject of legislation that passed the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month, requiring colleges to report certain data about adjuncts, including their working conditions and pay.

Faculty chair Bruce Cairns begins term, plans to collaborate with UNC groups


With the start of a new school year and the start of his term as faculty chair, Bruce Cairns stressed that collaboration is key.

Q&A with Ebola physician William Fischer


UNC School of Medicine professor Dr. William Fischer II spent three weeks in Gueckedou, Guinea, fighting the Ebola breakout as a Doctors Without Borders volunteer this summer.

Professor Fred Clark retires from teaching


Although Fred Clark’s 47 years of teaching at UNC have come to a close, he won’t be leaving just yet. 

Economics lecturer Jeremy Petranka leaves for Duke


As of July 1, popular economics lecturer Jeremy Petranka has moved from UNC to Duke, but he won't be spending all his time in Durham.

Professors analyze media coverage of sex trafficking

UNC professors Barbara Friedman and Anne Johnston were recognized for their work on the Irina Project with the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy by the Commission on the Status of Women.

Honor court panel to add faculty

Academic dishonesty cases will go before a faculty member as well as students when UNC’s honor system revisions go into effect Aug. 1.

UNC math professors apply research to Flight 370

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been missing since March 8, and while conspiracy theories flare on the Internet, two math professors at UNC have established why the plane is so hard to find.

Former UNC J-School professor Jim Mullen remembered


There were few professors who influenced students like Jim Mullen did. He saw the talent within every student and made the most of it.

UNC sees rise in outside offers to expert faculty


He called it a Godfather offer — the one he couldn’t refuse.