5/22/2011 3:14pm

UNC hopes to maintain faculty retention

As the University braces for budget cuts to the UNC system, officials are anticipating the departure of some faculty for more lucrative employment options. While UNC is not the only university facing budget pressures, University officials say many private institutions are not dealing with the same constraints.

4/20/2011 12:02am

American Academy of Arts and Sciences recognizes Hall

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall has been elected as a fellow in prestigious national honor society the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hall is a historian of Southern women’s studies and is the founding director of the Southern Oral History Program in the Center for the Study of the American South. She has led the program for 37 years, during which it has recorded about 4,300 first-hand accounts of history.

4/17/2011 5:19pm

McKay Coble, at her last Faculty Council Meeting as the chair

Faculty sign off on new lectureship, English class

On Friday McKay Coble saw the approval of a master lecturer position that would come in addition to the lecturer and senior lecturer positions that are already in place for fixed-term faculty within the College of Arts and Sciences.

4/17/2011 2:24pm

	Bonnie Yankaskas will be reimbursed $175,000 in legal fees from the University

Yankaskas settles appeal, agrees to retire from UNC

The University reached a settlement last week with Bonnie Yankaskas, ending an 18-month standoff in which the embattled cancer researcher appealed a salary cut and demotion that followed a breach of the Carolina Mammography Registry

4/15/2011 4:57pm

Yankaskas drops appeal, agrees to retire from UNC this year

Bonnie Yankaskas, a highly regarded UNC cancer researcher, settled her dispute with the University today, agreeing to dismiss her appeal, provide the University with a full release of all claims — and leave the University no later than Dec.

4/13/2011 11:52pm

Ceremony honors faculty, teaching assistants and staff

Ceremony honors faculty, teaching assistants and staff UNC students honored three faculty members, six teaching assistants and one staff member at the Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony April 12. The recipients were chosen by a student selection committee for teaching excellence and service to undergraduate students, and the awards were presented by outgoing Student Body President Hogan Medlin. Faculty members Alain J.

4/13/2011 5:36pm

UNC’s harassment policy to be rewritten

In the fall of 2009, a graduate student was sexually harassed by her adviser — but the problem didn’t stop there. After UNC’s confusing harassment policy prompted her to seek help, the dean she spoke to was legally required to file a report. Now, a year and a half later, her case has led the University to consider permanent changes in its harassment policy.

4/8/2011 12:34am

UNC faculty honored for achievements in innovation

The University honored its faculty working on the front lines of their fields Thursday night, celebrating their achievements in the context of UNC’s recent focus on innovation. The Carolina Innovations Seminar honored faculty who have been issued patents and developed technologies in the past year. Bruce Carney, executive vice chancellor and provost, was one of the first speakers to recognize the efforts of the inventors and stressed the importance of innovation at the University. “It’s spring, pollen is falling, and awards are starting to fall into people’s hands,” he said.