Skip to content

University Gazette

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Innovation

The once and future Dean

“I’m very proud of the people I helped to bring to the University. They all have the capability to transform the areas they are responsible for,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost James W. Dean Jr., who is stepping down from his position effective Sept. 18, when Dean Robert "Bob" Blouin of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will become the new provost. ... Read More

Carolina exceeds $500 million with best-ever fundraising year

Carolina received $543.3 million in donor commitments in the 2017 fiscal year, marking Carolina’s third-straight fundraising record and first time topping $500 million. One of those commitments is the $25 million gift of art and endowment funding from Sheldon and Leena Peck of Boston to support European and American art collections at the Ackland Art Museum. ... Read More

Dean Bob Blouin to succeed Jim Dean as provost

The University has named Robert "Bob" Blouin, longtime dean of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, to serve as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University. Blouin will succeed Jim Dean, who will step down to return to the faculty of the Kenan-Flagler Business School in the fall of 2018 following a research leave. ... Read More

Silicon Revolution series

The Gazette was able to tag along with history professor James Leloudis and the 16 students in his Maymester class, Silicon Revolution, this summer. These are the stories and video from our three-part series. ... Read More

Carolina West

For his Silicon Revolution class, professor James Leloudis tapped into a sprawling Tar Heel network in California’s Silicon Valley. ... Read More

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