Month: November 2017

Women in Science Wednesday: Yaiza Canzani

Yaiza Canzani

Yaiza Canzani is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on understanding the behavior of wave functions that solve Schrodinger’s equation — the mathematical formulation for studying the energy levels of quantum mechanical systems like atoms.

Paving the way: Generous gift will enhance the future of Jewish studies at UNC and beyond

Eric Sklut’s love for Carolina began at an early age, when he told his parents after a trip to Chapel Hill at age 13 that UNC was where he was going to college. His love for Carolina has continued through the years, as a proud 1980 alumnus and father of two UNC graduates, and through his family’s involvement with the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.

UNC, USFQ reaffirm Galapagos partnership

Chancellor Carol Folt and USFQ President Carlos Montúfar stand with staff and faculty from both universities after signing an agreement to commit continued support and funding for the jointly operated Galápagos Science Center. Photo by Brandon Bieltz.

President Carlos Montúfar of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador visited UNC-Chapel Hill from Nov. 6 to 8 to join Chancellor Carol L. Folt in reaffirming their commitment to the UNC-USFQ partnership and to the institutions’ collaborative activities in the Galápagos Islands.

A job well done

Bob Miles, Associate Dean: Study Abroad and International Exchanges, Professor of Sociology and Global Studies.

Bob Miles traveled a great distance 17 years ago when he left the University of Glasgow in Scotland where he was a sociology professor to become the first full-time director of Carolina’s Study Abroad Program.

Native narratives

The reconstructed earthenware cooking pot held by archaeology professor Stephen Davis dates to A.D. 1000-1400. It was found along Morgan Creek in 1949, during a brief dig done before construction of Finley Golf Course.

Carolina may be the oldest public university in the nation, but its 224 years are just a sliver of the history of this area. Now, the University prepares to tell the story of the first people who lived here.