September 2018

Doctoral student receives Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

larisa svirsky

Larisa Svirsky is one of 21 doctoral students nationwide to receive the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in 2018. The 12-month fellowship, awarded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, is the nation’s most prestigious award for doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences whose work focuses on questions of ethical and religious values.

Stroud directs hub for nonpartisan discussion of serious ethical issues

Sarah Stroud directs the UNC Parr Center for Ethics. (photo by Kristen Chavez)

Sarah Stroud, the new director of the UNC Parr Center for Ethics, brings a passion for connecting scholarly work on ethical issues with public engagement. She said she is “thrilled to be taking the reins of such a dynamic center, already overflowing with student and faculty energy and enthusiasm.” We recently chatted with her about …

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Gladfelter wins “big ideas” grant from National Science Foundation

Amy Gladfleter in her lab

Biologist Amy Gladfelter has received a “10 big ideas for future investments” award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support interdisciplinary research in “Understanding the Rules of Life.” The awards, totaling $15 million and given to 29 projects, demonstrate NSF’s commitment to address some of the greatest challenges in understanding the living world, in …

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