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‘Lightning’ talks to showcase Carolina faculty members’ improvement science work

In a daylong symposium on May 19, Carolina faculty members will give 40 “lightning” talks and interactive poster presentations about work directed toward challenges faced by residents across the state. ... Read More

Three receive honorary degrees at commencement

Three celebrated individuals received honorary degrees at Carolina’s Spring Commencement on May 14. Fred Eshelman, chairman of The Medicines Company (MDCO), and founder of Eshelman Ventures LLC, received a doctor of science degree. Eshelman has served on the executive committee of the Medical Foundation of North Carolina and the UNC Board of Governors. In 2008, […] ... Read More

Folt lays out bold vision for Carolina’s future

In its entire 223-year history, Carolina has never had one overarching vision to guide its growth — until now. Chancellor Carol L. Folt shared that vision — The Blueprint for Next — with University community members who packed a room at the Carolina Inn earlier this year. ... Read More

Data gets a fresh face

Graduating senior Patrick Seelinger and professor Steven King are developing a facial recognition app that will provide information on people just by looking at them. ... Read More

Innovation Showcase features 70 ventures

More than 300 entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders from across the region gathered at Carolina’s annual Innovation Showcase on April 19 to connect, share and collaborate with faculty, students and staff who are launching new social and commercial enterprises. ... Read More

Apollo 13 commander returns to Morehead Planetarium

Astronaut Jim Lovell returned to Carolina on April 6, the first time since his training some 40 years ago, to give a talk at Memorial Hall and help kick off the NC Science Festival. ... Read More

Home the theme of this year’s TEDxUNC

The theme of the sixth annual TEDxUNC conference theme – home – covered four topics: roots, boroughs, society and humanity. Cecilia Polanco, a 2016 graduate and owner of So Good Pupusas food truck, spoke about the significance of hogar, the Spanish word for home, ... Read More

90 percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing

If protected, supersites could support an enormous number and diversity of predatory fish, boost economy ... Read More

New transportation and parking plan takes effect this fall

The University’s new Five-Year Transportation and Parking System Plan, developed with an eye toward equity and efficiency, includes provisions to distribute operating costs among the many people who use the system. It also provides funding through fiscal year 2021-22 to help ensure that the Chapel Hill Transit system remains fare-free while it reduces the parking revenue subsidy for transit services costs. ... Read More

Carolina’s graduate programs receive high rankings

Carolina received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” ... Read More