FACULTY


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.


3/28/2011 5:09pm

Barbara Entwisle

Entwisle to continue research

When Barbara Entwisle was director of the Carolina Population Center, she faced more than $800,000 in cuts during her first two years at the helm.


3/24/2011 12:09am

Medical school professor Roth wins pharmacy award

UNC’s Bryan L. Roth, the Michael J. Hooker Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine, has received the PhRMA Foundation Award in Excellence in Pharmacology/Toxicology. Much of Roth’s research focuses on trying to understand how central nervous system drugs affect the brain’s neurons. The goal is to investigate existing treatments in order to find new treatments and mitigate side effects, particularly for such problems as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.


3/22/2011 11:03pm

	Ralph Byrns, economics professor, will give his “last lecture” today.

Byrns to give speech tonight

Ralph Byrns became an instant hit when he arrived at UNC’s economics department a decade ago. The beloved professor, who is popularly known for his annual “The Economics of Finding True Love” lecture, is currently teaching his last semester at the University, as he plans to move to Arizona in June to live closer to family as his wife combats illness. After being selected as this year’s Carolina Chiron Award recipient, Byrns was tapped to impart his wisdom through the “Last Lecture” at 6:30 p.m.


3/21/2011 4:21pm

	George Rabinowitz was known for his directional theory of issue voting.

Esteemed professor George Rabinowitz dies at 67

Political science professor George Rabinowitz died Friday from a heart attack in Trondheim, Norway at a bus stop. He was 67. Rabinowitz’s legacy spans more than 40 years of teaching political science classes at the University. He was most prominently known outside UNC for a theory about American political behavior that rejected the status quo.