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Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

New $11 million institute expands Carolina’s environmental programs

April 02, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will create a campus-wide institute focused on environmental research, education and engagement. The UNC Institute for the Environment, formed through expansion of the existing Carolina Environmental Program, adds new degree programs, research sites and outreach initiatives throughout North Carolina. The institute will be launched… Read more »

Drs. Mark Sobsey and Gerardo Heiss named Kenan professors

April 02, 2007   Photograph of Dr. Gerardo Heiss Photograph of Dr. Mark Sobsey Drs. Gerardo Heiss and Mark Sobsey have been named Kenan professors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health, endowed faculty positions awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers. “Dr. Heiss and Dr. Sobsey each have made… Read more »

Rye Barcott to be School of Public Health May commencement speaker

March 20, 2007 Photograph of Rye Barcott Rye Barcott, founder and president of Carolina for Kibera, will speak at the commencement ceremony for the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the School announced today. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 12, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Hall. Barcott, 27, currently is… Read more »

Register now for Foard Lecture on “Water and Human Well-being”

March 15, 2007 Photograph of Dr. John Briscoe John Briscoe, PhD, Country Director for Brazil for the World Bank, is the 2007 Foard Lecturer for the UNC School of Public Health. The Foard Lecture is scheduled for Friday, April 20, 2007 at Loudermilk Hall in the Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill. There will be… Read more »

University honors 10 teachers with distinguished professorships; two from School of Public Health

March 09, 2007 Photograph of Dr. Gerardo Heiss Photograph of Dr. Mark Sobsey The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has announced the latest recipients of its 2007 distinguished professorships, which are among the highest campus-wide recognitions of excellence. Drs. Gerardo Heiss and Mark Sobsey from the School of Public Health are two of… Read more »

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 »