Month: December 2014

Take Five with Barbara Entwisle

Carolina faculty brought in $792.7 million in research contracts and grants in fiscal 2014. Leading those efforts since March 2011 has been Vice Chancellor for Research Barbara Entwisle, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Compact development reduces regional air pollution, may harm local health

An analysis by a team of UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State environmental and planning researchers concludes that densely populated regions with compact urban development that discourages commuting by car — widely touted as a way to increase public exercise and reduce harmful automobile emissions — may only slightly lower average regional particulate matter (PM) concentrations in the air.

Allbritton named to National Academy of Inventors

Nancy Allbritton in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Allbritton is the Paul Debreczeny Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and chair of the UNC/NC State joint department of biomedical engineering. The honor is awarded to academic inventors who have a prolific spirit of innovation …

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Coming full circle

Katie Savage first became connected with Carolina when she unexpectedly lost her left leg during surgery at UNC Hospitals when she was 14 years old. On Dec. 14, she joined 2,100 other new UNC graduates as she walked across the stage at the Dean Smith Center.