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Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

Paerl to lead drinking water project in China

  September 27, 2012 Dr. Hans Paerl Hans Paerl, PhD, has been awarded two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, totaling $2.5 million, to lead an international team of researchers working to resolve the ecosystem balance in Lake Taihu, located in the southern part of China’s Yangtze River delta. The scientists’ work could help safeguard America’s… Read more »

Bartram to speak at University Day Oct. 12

September 26, 2012 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community will celebrate its history as the nation’s first public university on University Day, Friday, Oct. 12, Carolina’s 219th birthday.   Dr. Jamie Bartram Jamie Bartram, PhD, director of the Water Institute at UNC, will give the keynote speech for the convocation, which begins… Read more »

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 »