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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business & Innovation

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

Carolina named a Best Workplace for Commuters

Carolina was named a Best Workplace for Commuters for 2017 by the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Carolina was one of 27 colleges and universities nationally and one of five in North Carolina to receive the designation. ... Read More

Time for innovation

The 4th Annual Clean Tech Summit brings together professionals in business, policy, and academia from across the state and region for two days of discussion, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the Southeast's clean tech industry. ... Read More

General Alumni Association honors two with faculty service awards

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of chemistry, and Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government, were honored last month with the General Alumni Association’s 2017 Faculty Service Awards. ... Read More

Shakespeare hits the road

The Mobile Shakespeare program was built around the simple premise that Shakespeare’s work should be accessible to everyone. Through partnership with the community and creative direction by Katherine McGerr, that vision became a reality. ... Read More

University initiates planning process for Carolina Service

The University will begin to explore a new way of handling common business and administrative functions, with the goal of becoming a more nimble organization. The initiative, called Carolina Service, provides an opportunity to identify more efficient and effective ways to deliver services and share resources. ... Read More