On May 14, the journeys of more than 6,000 new graduates began at Kenan Stadium. “Wherever you go, whatever you do, this Carolina degree carries with it a gravity, a legacy, a responsibility,” said Brooke Baldwin, a CNN anchor and this year’s commencement speaker.
Elizabeth Manekin, Head of University Programs and Academic Projects for the Ackland Art Museum, uses art in the Ackland's collection to enhance classes in several different subjects.
(Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)
Carolina undergraduate Austin Ludwig is part of SPARK, an ambitious research project in collaboration with the UNC TEACCH Autism Program, aiming to sequence the genomes of 50,000 people with autism, as well as immediate family members. He hopes the research will help millions of people, including his younger brother.
Allison Legge thinks her greatest strength as a manager is attention to others. “I like being able to find the gem in everyone. People have so much goodness in them. People have so much talent.”
Brent Wissick (music) and Laurie McNeil (physics) teamed up to teach one of the original First-Year Seminars, The Interplay of Music and Physics, for 12 consecutive years. This spring, after a five-year hiatus, McNeil and Wissick reunited to teach the course for a 13th time.
On May 27, on the 75th anniversary of their enlisting, the B-1 Band's special place in history will be officially recognized with the dedication of a permanent historic marker at the intersection of West Franklin and South Roberson streets in Chapel Hill.
The University's Summer School, the first UNC School to admit women, is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year.