Dr. Gregory Copenhaver has been appointed as a Distinguished Adjunct Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Fudan University, founded in 1905, is one of the oldest and most selective universities in China. Dr. Copenhaver has long-standing collaborations with several faculty at Fudan including Professors Hong Ma and Yiangxiang Wang with whom he co-advises two graduate students Cong Wang and Hongkuan Wang. In addition, Dr. Copenhaver is working with UNC Global to establish a semester abroad program for UNC undergraduates to visit and study at Fudan. READ MORE >>
Ever wonder what mathematical models are really telling you? Members of the Servedio lab, Maria Servedio, Sumit Dhole, Caitlin Stern, Justin Yeh, and NESCent postdocs Courtney Fitzpatrick and Jeremy van Cleve, along with collaborators Yaniv Brandvain and Emma Goldberg, have published an Essay in PLoS Biology entitled: “Not Just a Theory—The Utility of Mathematical Models in Evolutionary Biology”. The essay explains the purpose of proof-of-concept models in Evolutionary Biology. READ MORE >>
The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for two faculty positions: an Assistant Professor in Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics and a Lecturer to teach courses in Ecology/Evolution and Introductory Biology. READ MORE >>
In recognition of his 28 years as Director of the North Carolina Botanical Garden and the growth and transformation of the Garden during that period, Professor Peter White received two recent honors. On November 14th, he was made a member of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine by Governor Pat McCrory, and the Town of Chapel Hill declared December 3rd as “Dr. Peter S. White Day”. World-renowned botanist Peter Raven also traveled to UNC to honor Dr. White and presented a program at the Botanical Garden on December 3rd entitled “Saving plants, saving ourselves”.