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Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

UNC institutes sponsor free screening of water crisis film

September 20, 2012 The Water Institute, part of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will co-host a free screening of Last Call at the Oasis on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 123 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, N.C.   Other UNC sponsors are the Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI),… Read more »

Twelve receive Gillings Merit Scholarships

  September 10, 2012 Twelve students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have been designated as 2012-2013 Gillings Merit Scholars. The scholarships, established in 2010 to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential, are made possible through a $50 million gift to the School from Dennis Gillings and Joan… Read more »

West receives EPA grant for research to improve air quality

August 30, 2012 Dr. Jason West Jason West, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a $250,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant to examine innovative ways to improve air quality.   Collaborators on West’s project, “Dynamic electricity generation for addressing daily air quality… Read more »

School awarded $1.2 million EPA grant to continue computational toxicology research

  August 27, 2012   Dr. Ivan Rusyn Dr. Fred Wright The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded a three-year, $1.2 million grant for research conducted by the Carolina Center for Computational Toxicology. Ivan Rusyn, MD, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, will serve as… Read more »

Hatcher receives 2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Sarah M. Hatcher (MSPH, Stewart Advisor) has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for 2012.    This program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad. GRFP Fellows receive three years support, an… Read more »

Undergraduate entrepreneur wins $100K scholarship to launch company

Tara Seshan, a senior Bachelor of Science in Public Health student in UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s environmental sciences and engineering department, has received a $100,000 fellowship to launch an innovative health services company. Seshan is the entrepreneur behind Chek.Up, which seeks to provide better health monitoring and evaluation in low-resource settings. A… Read more »

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories

Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013   One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »

Hilton Foundation grants $1.5M to Water Institute at UNC to evaluate its water initiatives

August 08, 2012 The Water Institute, part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received a $1.5 million grant to evaluate the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Water Initiative. The grant will fund the development and implementation of a monitoring, evaluation and learning strategy for the foundation… Read more »

ESE Alum Alan E. Rimer elected Chair of OWASA Board of Directors

ORANGE WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY   A public, non-profit agency providing water, sewer and reclaimed water services to the Carrboro-Chapel Hill community.   NEWS RELEASE July 23, 2012   Alan E. Rimer, P.E., elected Chair of the OWASA Board of Directors Alan E, Rimer, P.E., who has served on the OWASA Board from 1995 to… Read more »

School welcomes new faculty members, announces promotions

July 10, 2012 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period from January to June 2012.   Promotions during the period include: Jamie Bartram, PhD, Holzworth Distinguished Professor, environmental sciences and engineering, effective May 1; Marisa Domino, PhD, professor, health policy and management, effective June… Read more »