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  • Department staff awards for 2021 announced!

    Every year, our Department celebrates our excellent staff with three awards. This year, the awardees are: Jhon Cimmino – Donna Braxton Staff Excellence Award (top comments) Shane Brogan – Team Player Award (top comments) Cassandra Houston – Personal Achievement Award … Continued

  • Physics & Astronomy Ally Spotlight: Joaquín Drut

    The Ally Spotlight is a new project from the Diversity Committee designed to celebrate staff, faculty, and students who have taken the initiative to develop their allyship skills to help foster a more inclusive department. This month, we are featuring … Continued

  • Laurie McNeil Elected to APS Board of Directors

    The Department of Physics and Astronomy’s own, Laurie McNeil, was one of 3 people elected from the Council of Representatives of the American Physical Society to join the Board of Directors from 2022-2024. The Board has overall responsibility for the … Continued

  • Graduate Students Pioneer Peer Mentorship Program

    Graduate students from Physics & Astronomy and the Department of Chemistry pioneered a peer mentorship initiative, alongside the Graduate School’s professional development program in order to better serve incoming graduate students.  In 2020, Department of Physics Ph.D. first-year student Taylor Robinson came to UNC-Chapel Hill … Continued

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