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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Innovation

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

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

Kohn named fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Professor emeritus Harold “Hal” Kohn of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. ... Read More