Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

ESE students win top three spots at toxicology poster competition

February 25, 2013   Nour Abdo, Julia Rager and Jessica Wignall, students at Gillings School of Global Public Health, captured the top three awards in a poster competition held at the spring meeting of the North Carolina regional chapter of the Society of Toxicology on Feb.21 at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Research… Read more »

Sunlight stimulates carbon dioxide release from melting Arctic ice, study finds

  February 11, 2013   Over the last decade, arctic warming has been a hot topic. Passionate advocates on both sides of the argument debate whether and how dramatically arctic climate change will affect global temperatures and climate.   Dr. Rose Cory New evidence from a study led by Rose Cory, PhD, assistant professor of… Read more »

Eight faculty members hailed as teaching innovators; celebration events continue through February

January 30, 2013 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Jan. 29 to applaud eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s second annual Teaching Innovation Awards.   This year’s Teaching Innovation Award… Read more »

Introducing a New Master’s Degree Option

Revisions to the Department’s Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEE) degree requirements have been made to include more focus on engineering practice to complement the research focus of the other graduate degrees offered by the Department.   The main changes are in the format of the Technical Report, which are designed to (1) address… Read more »

ESE Hosts Open House on Friday, February 1, 2013

The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites you to attend our Applicant Open House on Friday, February 1, 2013 for prospective graduate students.This event is an excellent way to meet with faculty, staff, and students while learning more about our Masters and Doctoral Programs. Participants… Read more »

ESE’s MacDonald Gibson awarded RWJF grant to study water and health disparities in NC

  January 08, 2013 Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson Jacqueline MacDonald Gibson, PhD, has received one of this year’s four prestigious Health Systems and Services Research Mentored Research Scientist Development Awards, presented by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to emerging researchers who examine the effects of public health services on population health. MacDonald Gibson, assistant… Read more »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »

ESE’s Luettich receives Homeland Security impact award

December 21, 2012 Richard A. Luettich Jr., ScD, has received the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Impact Award for his work in predicting water heights and flooding in coastal areas during Hurricane Irene in 2011.   Dr. Rick Luettich Luettich, who directs The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute of Marine Sciences, in… Read more »

School faculty members take lead in reporting America’s Health Rankings

December 14, 2012   Faculty members at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill were instrumental advisers in the development and review of the recently released 2012 America’s Health Rankings®. First offered in 1990, the rankings analyze and report on the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis.United… Read more »

ESE’s Cory receives Dreyfus award to advance environmental chemistry research

December 11, 2012 Rose Cory, PhD, assistant professor of environmental sciences and engineering at Gillings School of Global Public Health, is one of nine researchers in the U.S. to receive the 2012 Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Program in Environmental Chemistry award.   In July, Dr. Rose Cory collected water samples from the Sagavanirktok… Read more »