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IE forges joint venture with U.S. Forest Service

December 23, 2016

By Cinnamon Moore UNC’s Institute for the Environment recently joined up with the U.S. Forest Service to initiate a renewable five-year joint venture, based in IE’s headquarters in Chapel Hill. The goal of the newly established relationship is to foster … Continued

Taking a classroom beyond the stone walls

November 30, 2016

Canoeing down the banks of the Coharie River recently as part of a Capstone Course, UNC-Chapel Hill senior Daniel Barnes-Batista said, was the kind of educational experience he could never get at a desk.  Capstone courses at Carolina, which can be major-specific … Continued

Characklis named Singer Distinguished Professor

November 23, 2016

Gregory Characklis, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the Center for Watershed Science and Management in the UNC Institute for the Environment, has been named the Phillip C. … Continued

Student Profile: Caroline Hall ’17

November 17, 2016

Name: Caroline Hall Hometown: Oak Ridge, NC High School: Northwest Guilford High School Major(s)/Minor(s): B.S. Environmental Sciences | Minors: Geographic Information Systems and Information Sciences Expected Graduation: May 2017 University highlights, achievements, awards: Deans List   I chose to attend … Continued

West leads new interdisciplinary course on climate change

October 28, 2016

by Cinnamon Moore Jason West, an associate professor in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, studied civil and environmental engineering as an undergraduate, but it wasn’t until he was a graduate student that he found his passion—climate change. … Continued