Topics: Faculty and Administration

UNC's faculty members and administrators work for various departments and professional schools within the University.

Faculty retention has been a concern at UNC in years past due to budget cuts and salary freezes. A third of University faculty who received job offers from other top research universities chose to remain at UNC, down from 69 percent from the previous year.

English professor Jessica Wolfe receives fellowship to work in Folger Shakespeare Library in DC

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The Folger Shakespeare Library chose UNC English professor Jessica Wolfe as one of seven long-term fellows for the 2017-18 year. The fellowship program will give her the unique opportunity to work on a special year-long project in Washington, D.C. 


Q&A with professor Joe DeSimone on Carbon company and 3-D printing

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Chemistry professor Joe DeSimone is currently on leave from UNC to act as CEO at the company he co-founded, Carbon. Carbon uses Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology that DeSimone helped create to improve 3-D printing. 


'We still have more to do': UNC minority faculty tops peer group at 11 percent

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Though UNC ranks among the highest of its peer institutions in terms of diversity, many still see room for improvement in the percentage of faculty of color, female faculty and LGBTQ faculty.


Pendulums, pianos and puppets fill campus for Arts Everywhere Day

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Arts Everywhere Day, an initiative sponsored by Chancellor Carol Folt, is bringing live music, puppets and even a pendulum created by the Physics and Math Departments to campus today.


Faculty Executive Committee discusses commitment to the free speech policy

Academic advising, free speech and events on campus were all topics of conversation at Monday's Faculty Executive Committee meeting.


Working group plans to update the general education curriculum

A working group is assessing the general education curriculum, with plans to be implemented in the fall of 2019 by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Kevin Guskiewicz.


Unofficial plaque honoring Zora Neale Hurston to be taken off Carolina Hall

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A plaque honoring Zora Neale Hurston was placed outside Carolina Hall on Tuesday.


Chalk messages against Islam, veganism popped up around campus on Sunday

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Students saw chalk messages — including things like “#triggered Trump wins,” “veganism is wrong” and “we rule” — around campus Sunday morning.


Teach-in series hosts panel on issues facing state's undocumented students and workers

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Panelists discussed immigration and documentation in the Undocumented Students and Workers in North Carolina panel discussion held Wednesday.


Former UNC faculty, staff explain reasoning for taking offers at Duke

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In the 2015-16 school year, at least 11 faculty members left UNC and five offers from Duke University were made to faculty, Executive Vice Provost Ron Strauss said.


Luncheon brings together award winners to discuss gender equity

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The first University Awards for the Advancement of Women Luncheon brought together four previous winners of the award to discuss methods of advancing gender equity.


'We're not just going to sit silent': Campuses outline communication after student suicides

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The period following a student suicide can be pivotal for a campus community.


Faculty Council resolution aims to give fixed-term members more respectability

After 15 years of fighting, fixed-term teaching faculty at UNC are finally getting recognition with Resolution 2017-3, which adds teaching assistant professor and teaching associate professor as title ranks.


UNC Visitors’ Center offers campus tours in Spanish

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To make campus more accessible, the UNC Visitors’ Center has started offering their Welcome to Carolina tour in Spanish.


UNC Registrar Chris Derickson leaves for position at Duke

Chris Derickson, the former University Registrar, has left his position of 10 years with UNC to take on the position of assistant vice provost and director of Student Information Systems and Services Office at Duke University.


UNC faculty members ask administration to do more about immigration ban

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Some UNC faculty are not happy with Chancellor Carol Folt’s response to President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants from seven predominantly-Muslim countries.


Full-time archaeologist Jodi Magness digs into teaching religion at UNC

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Professor Jodi Magness has been on more than 20 archaeological excavations over her career, published 10 books, won numerous awards, consulted for the National Geographic, worked alongside Morgan Freeman and is now the president of the Archaeological Institute of America — but she’s still learning.


Campus recreation offers class specifically for faculty and staff

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Making it to the gym can be tough, but UNC faculty and staff have their very own group fitness course.


Students to honor the behind-the-scenes workers who care for UNC

A group of UNC students is working to recognize the behind-the-scenes workers who take care of the University.


Dwayne Pinkney named UNC's new chief financial officer

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Dwayne Pinkney will bring his experience working for the N.C. General Assembly, the UNC system's general administration and UNC-Chapel Hill itself to his new role as chief financial officer and senior associate vice chancellor for UNC’s finance and administration department.