Monthly Archives: October 2011

Nanoengineering Ph.D. program wins final OK

Congratulations to Dean Jim Ryan, the Joint School and the College of Engineering: The UNC Board of Governors has unanimously approved N.C. A&T’s proposal to establish a doctoral program in nanoengineering at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering.

Ryan says the first students will enroll for the Spring 2012 semester.  The approval rounds out the set of degree programs offered at the school — a doctorate and research master’s in nanoengineering, offered by A&T, and a doctorate and professional master’s in nanoscience offered by UNCG.

Ag Research Seminars set for October 20

Poster for Ag Research Seminars, Thursday October 20

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Post-inauguration: Aggie Research on display

Board of Governors Chair Hanah D. Gage takes a close look at the N.C. A&T research exhibit at the reception following the inauguration.

Board of Governors Chair Hannah D. Gage takes a close look at the N.C. A&T research exhibit at the reception following the inauguration.

Two distinguished visitors linger over the Aggie Research exhibit at the post-inauguration reception.

Two distinguished visitors linger over the Aggie Research exhibit at the post-inauguration reception.

A&T hosts inauguration of Ross as president

The N.C. A&T Blue and Gold Marching Machine leads the academic procession on its way to Corbett Sports Center.

The N.C. A&T Blue and Gold Marching Machine leads the academic procession on its way to Corbett Sports Center

President Tom Ross arrives for his inauguration with N.C. House Speaker Pro Tem Dale Folwell (left) and UNC Board of Governors Chair Hannah D. Gage

President Tom Ross arrives for his inauguration with N.C. House Speaker Pro Tem Dale Folwell (left) and UNC Board of Governors Chair Hannah D. Gage

Nsonwu takes part in forum to air on UNC-TV

“… the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict.”

— PBS on its upcoming series, Women,War and Peace

Coming to UNC-TV next week: Dr. Maura Busch Nsonwu, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, and other academics discuss issues raised by a special five-part PBS series, Women, War and Peace, with one of the series’ executive producers.

The series debuts Tuesday, October 11, at 10 p.m.  The discussion will follow at 11 p.m.  It was taped last week at Guilford College.  Appearing with Nsonwu will be Dr. Dan Figgins, professor of political science at North Carolina State University; Dr. Amal I. Khoury, assistant professor of peace and conflict studies at Guilford College; and Pamela Hogan, an executive producer of Women, War & Peace and the writer/producer of the first film in the series, I Came to Testify, about the women of Bosnia.

Upcoming training: How to do a literature review

Flyer for literature review seminar, Thurs Oct 13, 2011

This training session is open to faculty and doctoral students. Click on the image to see a larger version.

To go directly to the registration site, click here.

Sarin appointed dean of graduate studies

Provost's notice of appointment of Dr. Sanjiv Sarin as dean of graduate studies and associate vice chancellor of research.

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For anyone on campus who hasn’t been paying attention to their email … Dr. Sanjiv Sarin has been named dean of graduate studies and associate vice chancellor of research.  Dr. Sarin has been serving in the position on an interim basis.  He previously was associate dean of the College of Engineering.