Professor Jodi Magness takes students to Israel to partake in digs every summer. Photo Courtesy of Jodi Magness.

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

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.


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.

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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.


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.


The Alumni Center hosted faculty panel about the political landscape in North Carolina Wednesday.

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. 


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.