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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business & Innovation

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

Silicon Revolution: Women in Tech

The shortage of women in the tech industry is obviously of interest at Carolina, which has an undergraduate population that is roughly 60 percent female. The topic was also top of mind with the students in the Silicon Revolution course. ... 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

Adams Apprenticeship trains high-performance entrepreneurs

The Adams Apprenticeship provides mentorship for Carolina’s top entrepreneurial students by connecting them with the University’s vast network of entrepreneur-minded funders, founders and executives. ... Read More

Stevens guided growth of business school for 22 years

In his 22 years of service, Massey Award winner Dave Stevens oversaw the construction of the Rizzo Center and the McColl Building and was also deeply involved in the expansion of several programs at Kenan-Flagler Business School. ... Read More

Design phase begins for Carolina Service

The University continues to make progress on Carolina Service, the initiative to create more efficient and effective ways of delivering services and sharing resources in the areas of human resources, finance, information technology, research administration and communications. ... 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