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Laura Halperin, a professor with the Department of English and Comparative Literature, has earned a Chapman Family Teaching Award. Photo courtesy of Halperin.

University Teaching Award winners come with impressive resumes

The winners for the 2018 University Awards recognize 25 members of faculty and staff each year for their stellar teaching abilities that allow them to have profound effects on their students and respective intellectual communities. Staff writer Marine Elia interviewed a few among the many talented winners.

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Credit: John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Photo is of Nikole Hannah-Jones

New need-based scholarships honor accomplished UNC graduates

With the naming of the Bridge Builders, need-based scholarships will honor 19 alumni and professors, from the first woman chair of the University Board of Trustees to the founder of the American Indian and Indigenous Studies program. These honorees forged paths to bring the University community together and break down barriers. These are some of their stories. 

Study by UNC professor proposes solution for lack of HIV testing for Black women

There exists an especially difficult problem in the medical world: although Black American women face a disproportionately high risk of HIV infection, they also have a fewer number of cases of the disease. Researchers are therefore unable to carry out comprehensive studies of prevention drugs tailored specifically to Black women, which would require prohibitively high sample sizes.