July 2016

Well Said: Hurricanes and storm surges

Hurricane season has been relatively quiet on the East Coast so far this year. But the season is far from over. In this podcast, Rick Luettich, director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, discusses hurricanes and the damaging storm surges that wreak havoc before and after the storms.

Computer scientist Diane Pozefsky: ‘I started building software and saw the impact it could have’

Diane Pozefsky is a research professor and director of undergraduate studies in the UNC College of Arts & Sciences Department of Computer Science. Pozefsky’s expertise includes software engineering and the social, legal, and ethical issues concerning information technology. She also helped build the networks for the 1998 Nagano Olympics and the IBM Corporation.

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student and alumna receive Boren Fellowships

Christine Kim, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student, and Julia Tenyotkin, a Carolina alumna, have each been awarded the National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Fellowship, which supports fields of study, particularly languages, identified as critical to United States national security. Valued at up to $30,000, Boren scholarships are awarded …

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