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.

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


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.

UNC faculty meeting discusses possibility of 'sanctuary university' for undocumented students

Sixty-three UNC staff, faculty, alumni and students squeezed into a small classroom in Dey Hall Tuesday morning to discuss how to support undocumented UNC students.

Anthropology professor Charles Price looks at the how's and why's of Rastafarianism


After writing a book on the origins of Rastafarianism, anthropology professor Charles Price is continuing his research on the Rastafari culture and identity in Jamaica. 

Professor combines fiction and politics at Flyleaf


Current authors made headlines recently when they signed a petition denouncing presidential nominee Donald Trump, but this isn't the first time authors have gotten political.

Faculty make steps towards longer contracts

After UNC’s Faculty Council and Faculty Forward, an advocacy group separate from the University, worked towards ensuring longer contracts for fixed term faculty, they are one step closer towards accomplishing this goal with Provost James Dean announcing he recommended giving longer contracts.

Chancellor Folt creates new position for the arts


Roy Williams might want to warm up his vocal chords — UNC is about to get a lot more artsy.

UNC Professors inducted into honorary society

Two UNC professors were elected Wednesday to join the ranks of artists, musicians and world leaders in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which is one of the oldest honorary societies in the country, honors those who are outstanding in their field.

Q&A with author, award-winning psychologist, Kurt Gray

Daily Tar Heel: How did the idea for this book come about?

Kurt Gray: As Daniel and I looked around the world, we realized that much of our disagreement seems to rely upon mind perception.

UNC faculty speak out against HB2 the same day the law is taken to court

UNC-system faculty and students are outraged in the aftermath of House Bill 2, and they want the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory to know. 

When she retires, Carolina Covenant author Shirley Ort will be missed for her big heart


Former Chancellor James Moeser remembers the day Shirley Ort came into his office and told him she had a plan for converting loans to grants to combat the perception that UNC’s selectivity was correlated with unaffordability.

Duke non-tenure faculty vote to unionize


A crowd at Duke Chapel Monday celebrated the first unionizing victory in decades at a private Southern university in a right-to-work state.

Political landscape panel focuses on national politics


Panelists at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center gathered for what Leoneda Inge, WUNC’s changing economy reporter, coined “What’s the Deal Wednesday” following Super Tuesday — where political experts discussed what is making the 2016 elections so distinct. 

Another gender violence service coordinator is coming to the Women's Center

After fully completing a University-based review process, the Carolina Women’s Center has been allocated additional funding for an additional Gender Violence Service Coordinator.

UNC-system faculty get Commons app

UNC Learning Technology Commons is an opinion aggregation app, like Yelp or Trip Advisor — but instead of reviewing food or destinations, it lets UNC-system faculty communicate about the best and the worst technology in education.

Lecture on socialism held by UNC professor

As Barry Maguire, a core faculty member of UNC’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics program, explained socialism, Maggie, his large dog, looked upon him and the small piece of cheese in his hand with wonderment.

“He doesn’t know what kind of dog she is,” Kerry Foerst, a philosophy and economics double major and pupil of Maguire’s, explained.

Genetics chairperson appointed vice chancellor for research

On Tuesday, Chancellor Carol Folt announced that UNC’s next vice chancellor for research will be Terry Magnuson, chairperson of the department of genetics.

Computer science class gets modern twist


Kris Jordan’s revolutionary Comp 110 has exploded since its debut in fall 2015.

UNC's favorite crossing guard gets recognition on Facebook


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Q&A with Raleigh Magazine editor-in-chief Christa Gala


Christa Gala is both an adjunct professor in the UNC School of Media and Journalism and the editor-in-chief for Raleigh Magazine. Staff writer Leah Moore spoke with Gala about what it’s like to balance the two, who works for her, her areas of expertise and with whom she’d love to grab dinner