Skip to content

University Gazette

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business & Innovation

Reimagining science education for visually impaired students

Feelin’ DNA aims to inspire the visually impaired community by providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers with 3-D models so they can incorporate them into their classrooms. ... Read More

Shufords’ $18 million gift will transform entrepreneurship at UNC

An $18 million gift from three alumni siblings will more than double the size of Carolina’s nationally ranked undergraduate entrepreneurship program based in the College of Arts and Sciences. The gift from the Shuford family of Hickory is the largest single one-time gift by a living individual or family to the college. ... Read More

Allbritton receives Inventor of the Year award

Carolina recognized Nancy Allbritton, the Kenan Distinguished Professor and chair of the joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at Carolina and North Carolina State University, with its Inventor of the Year award in recognition of decades of work turning her research into university-based startups. ... Read More

New report shows unprecedented growth in innovation impact

The number of innovations, entrepreneurs and ventures developed by Carolina – and the speed of their creation – is showing unprecedented growth, according to a new report by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Judith Cone. ... Read More

‘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