Grad Student Work

Sound graduate work

Christopher Giardina has created surgical tools to assess cochlear trauma during implantation surgery, and they are already in use at UNC Hospitals. The Graduate School is honoring Giardina and other students for new discoveries that benefit our state.
By |January 7th, 2015|Categories: Grad Student Work, N.C. Impact|Tags: |

Royster Fellow Will Robin receives ASCAP Foundation honors for article

Will Robin, a doctoral student in musicology at UNC-Chapel Hill, was among the honorees at the recent 46th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/ Virgil Thomson Awards ceremony.
By |November 25th, 2014|Categories: Grad Student Work|Tags: , |

Grad students fight mental health stigma

Royster fellows Nelson Pace, Nikhil Tomar and Todd Jensen launch a campaign to engage the Carolina community in an important conversation.

Summer funds make the difference

In early 2010, The Graduate School received a private gift from the estate of Thomas Ferdinand – and with that gift, an opportunity to respond to a critical graduate student need. The Graduate School committed those funds toward establishing a summer fellowship program for students in academic fields where summer support is limited. In […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Categories: Alumni & Friends, Grad Student Work|Tags: , |

Effectively fighting blood clots

Cardiovascular disease and blood clotting disorders are the leading cause of death in North Carolina. And Maria Aleman is creating discoveries to help fight blood clots more effectively.

Aleman is one of the 2014 recipients of the Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards. The Graduate School presents the Impact Awards each year to graduate students […]

By |April 24th, 2014|Categories: Grad Student Work|Tags: |

2014 Impact Awards

Graduate Education Advancement Board Impact Awards recognize student research that helps North Carolina
By |April 23rd, 2014|Categories: Grad Student Work, N.C. Impact|Tags: |

Dr. Nurse

New Doctor in Nursing Practice degree helps nurses bridge the gap between research and patient care
Valerie Idada-Parker had questions. As a nurse practitioner in the psychiatric emergency department at UNC Hospitals, she had plenty of experience and education, but she still found herself wrestling with why her addiction patients kept relapsing. Even though she […]

New Voices Telling the American Story

New interdisciplinary Ph.D. explores many facets of America
“Isn’t it great that in the very first year we attracted students from such a variety of backgrounds and with such different interests?”
–Joy Kasson
What does “American” mean?
Answering that question is a nuanced and expansive task for scholars in American studies.

“People think they know what it means when we talk about America, but there […]

By |April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Campus News, Featured, Grad Student Work|Tags: |

Research of Note

By Laura Lacy

Each time he identified the piece of classical music drifting through the car’s speakers, teenager Will Robin earned a dollar. Robin’s uncle created this exercise for the pair’s weekly drive to rehearsals for the wind ensemble in which they both performed.

While Robin, now a third-year Ph.D. student in musicology at the University […]

Royster fellows, Covenant Scholars team up to explore graduate school options


Linaka Norman knew she wanted to pursue a graduate degree, but when it came to the specifics, she was stuck. Norman was entering her third year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was double majoring in communication studies and psychology. Her interests were clear to her, but it wasn’t clear how […]

By |November 15th, 2013|Categories: Campus News, Grad Student Work, N.C. Impact|Tags: |