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Swenberg chosen for Society of Toxicology’s Merit Award

  March 02, 2007   Photograph of Dr. James A. Swenberg Dr. James A. Swenberg , Kenan Distinguished Professor of environmental sciences in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health’s department of environmental sciences and engineering, will receive the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) Merit Award during SOT’s annual meeting on… Read more »

Weinberg among top authors accessed in October-December 2006

  Environmental Science & Technology Online News reports that a paper coauthored by ESE Assistant Professor Howard Weinberg is their second most accessed article for the period of October through December 2006 and 16th overall for the year. The paper, entitled Occurrence of a New Generation of Disinfection Byproducts, was authored by Stuart W. Krasner,… Read more »

Swenberg to receive SOT Merit Award

  James A. Swenberg, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, will receive the Society of Toxicology’s (SOT) Merit Award during their Annual Meeting to be held on March 25-29, 2007 in Charlotte, NC. The Merit Award is presented to an SOT member in recognition of a distinguished… Read more »

Energy and Environment in North Carolina symposium to be held March 9-10

  February 05, 2007 The Carolina Environmental Program will present a symposium on Energy and Environment in North Carolina on March 9-10 at UNC-Chapel Hill’s William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. The symposium focuses on ways the University of North Carolina and all of its campuses can assist the state of North Carolina… Read more »

Desmond F. Lawler, recipient of 2007 Distinguished Alumnus Award, to visit ESE in February

Desmond F. Lawler The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is pleased to announce Desmond F. Lawler (MS ’75 PhD ’80, Singer Advisor) as the recipient of an ESE Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2007. Lawler is currently the W.A. Cunningham Professor of Engineering in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University… Read more »

Aitken joins ranks of prestigious American Academy of Environmental Engineers

January 05, 2007   Photograph of Michael Aitken, PhD Michael Aitken, PhD , chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, has been selected as a Board-certified member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers® (AAEE). Dr. Aitken joins Dr. Phil Singer and Dr. Francis DiGiano, also professors in the department, as recipients of… Read more »

Characklis promoted to Associate Professor

  Dr. Gregory W. Characklis The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is pleased to announce the promotion of Gregory W. Characklis to Associate Professor with tenure effective February 1, 2007. Dr. Characklis joined ESE as an Assistant Professor in February of 2001. He received his BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins… Read more »

ESE Students participate in NC Big Sweep 2006

  ENVRSO Big Sweep 2006 ENVRSO president, Robin Bolte, organized a group of ESE students to participate in the 19th annual NC Big Sweep 2006 in Orange County on Saturday, November 4th. NC Big Sweep is a nonprofit organization whose goal is litter-free watersheds. Volunteers from all 100 counties in North Carolina and approximately 90… Read more »

Training tomorrow’s leaders

  December 13, 2006 In myriad ways, the UNC School of Public Health is training the next generation of public health leaders who will help explain, intervene and eliminate health disparities. The School’s faculty are training students in key subjects including basic science, biomedical ethics, crisis management, research methodology and substantive public health topic areas…. Read more »

Gatti wins Grand Prize at NIEHS meeting

Daniel Gatti (MS, Rusyn Advisor) attended the NIEHS Toxicogenomics Research Consortium at UNC’s Friday Center on December 3-5, 2006 where he presented his poster entitled, “Genome-level analysis of genetic regulation of liver gene expression.” Out of the five total prizes, four $100 and one $200 Grand Prize; Gatti’s poster was awarded the grand prize. Gatti… Read more »