Elizabeth Frankenberg Named New Director for the Carolina Population Center
Elizabeth Frankenberg began her role as director of the Carolina Population Center on July 1. She comes to UNC from Duke University, where she served as professor of public policy and sociology at the Sanford School of Public Policy, and as the school's associate dean for academic programs from 2012-2014.
The ABCs of Early Childhood Education
Smarter. Healthier. Better prepared for the world. Those are just a few of the benefits early childhood education can have over the course of a lifetime — benefits made evident by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute’s Abecedarian Project researchers, who have spent the past 45 years following up with their original research subjects.
David Peden Named Interim Director of the Institute for the Environment
David B. Peden, an expert on the human health effects of air pollution, has been named interim director of the UNC Institute for the Environment. His term begins July 1. Peden replaces Lawrence E. Band, who recently accepted the Ernest H. Ern Professor in Environmental Sciences and Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Virginia.
Singapore Delegation on Early Learning Programs Visits FPG
A delegation from Singapore that included Tan Chuan-Jin, the country’s Minister for Social and Family Development, traveled to Chapel Hill last month to meet with scientists at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) about high-quality early learning programs. UNC Global joined FPG in welcoming the Singapore delegation, and several community organizations offered tours for the visitors of local early education programs.
A Deep Dive into Jordan Lake
Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and lab analyses, researchers from the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences and Institute for the Environment gather information on Jordan Lake.
So How Much Water is in Eastern NC’s Lakes?
The UNC Institute for the Environment has received a $150,000 grant from NASA to install water gauges at 15 lakes throughout North Carolina in an effort to determine how much water each contains. To measure the lakes, UNC hydrologist Tamlin Pavelsky will use satellite measurements to judge the water storage.
Coastal geologists say it can be difficult to know if certain areas are more prone to rip currents than other areas along our coast. One of the main reasons is because the ocean floor is always changing, especially the shore.
Bertie County teachers are collaborating with UNC literacy coaches using webcams to deliver real-time feedback and support to classroom teachers while they deliver 15-minute, one-on-one instructional sessions to struggling readers.