FACULTY


4/24/2018 7:51pm

The decades-long tradition of faculty gym uniforms, including laundry services and clothing storage, is coming to an end this May.

Removal of 'Fetzer Grays' signals larger issues with faculty benefits

On May 11, all clothing and basket service will cease at Fetzer Hall, bringing an end to the decades-long “Fetzer Grays” tradition. Under the current system, faculty can store their gym clothes in baskets provided by Fetzer. The gym provides faculty with exercise clothing and even washes it for them. The cessation of the service is indicative of a broader concern coming from UNC staff that the University is not supporting healthy lifestyles to the extent necessary to combat America’s increasing obesity problem.


4/15/2018 9:38pm

Layna Mosley at a political science conference in Argentina. Contributed by Mosley. 

UNC political science professor shows that 'Women Also Know Stuff'

It's 2018, and it's about time people understood Women Also Know Stuff.   “Part of what’s going on is that people tend to have a set of networks, and their networks are perhaps based on who they read in graduate school or with whom they went to graduate school or have been colleagues,” said Layna Mosley, a UNC professor of political science. 

3/22/2018 11:13pm

UNC professor Joseph Cabosky's passion for learning is contagious

Assistant professor Joseph Cabosky is involved with many things, The Durham VOICE, a community newspaper, teaching public relations at UNC and managing a website that highlights his book "Writing My Own Happy Ending." He is a professor that can do it all, and his students admire him greatly. In this article he talks about his past and how he got to where he is today.


3/8/2018 10:39pm

Photo is courtesy of Johna Register-Mihalik. The children are Jenna, 6, and John, 1.

UNC faculty's positive parental leave experiences exceed national standard

Johna Register-Mihalik, an assistant professor of exercise and sport science, had a positive experience with UNC’s parental leave policies when she took leave for a semester after her son was born last year and a few years before that with her daughter. However, she said some faculty members in other departments have a more difficult time taking time off and coming back to work. 


2/19/2018 8:47pm

Members of the Faculty Executive Committee met on Feb. 19

Faculty Executive Committee debates the effects of proposed business school fee

The Kenan-Flagler Business School has proposed a fee for business majors and minors, sparking conversation. Faculty believe the long-term benefits of the proposed fee will outweigh the business school's current financial losses. The fee would allow more students to be admitted, which could address current diversity-related issues. 


11/29/2017 9:40pm

Matthew Andrews, the Chiron Award winner, sits in his office covered in sports paraphernalia. Contrib/Photo Credit: Sarah Leck. 

Matthew Andrews hits a home run to win Chiron Award

If you were going to die tomorrow what would you talk about tonight? That’s the prompt given to the annual winner of the Chiron Award for their award lecture. The Chiron Award is given each year to a professor nominated by their students in recognition of their character and service to the undergraduate population. It was inspired by the last lecture of Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon who had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer.