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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 Conversations focuses on First Amendment

At the first Carolina Conversations meeting of the year, Mark W. Merritt, vice chancellor and general counsel, discusses how the First Amendment protects hateful language. ... Read More

UNC Student Stores transitions from a thoroughfare to a destination

The University held a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 12 to celebrate the completion of a $3.8 million renovation of UNC Student Stores. ... Read More

Shayna Hill takes on a role of a lifetime as forum chair

Shayna Hill, the business officer in the Department of Dental Ecology in the School of Dentistry, spent 20 years in New York and Los Angeles pursuing a career in acting, writing and directing. Her latest role is chair of the Employee Forum. ... Read More

To Alice Ammerman, public health is public service

Alice Ammerman, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the inaugural Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, received the Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the faculty's highest honors. ... Read More

Faculty Council supports civil rights center, removal of Silent Sam

In its first meeting of the 2017-18 academic year, Faculty Council jumped into the issues of the day with a resolution on the Board of Governors’ recension of litigation rights for the Center for Civil Rights and a resolution on the removal of the Confederate Monument (Silent Sam) from McCorkle Place. ... Read More

Seven chosen to receive distinguished professorships

Seven faculty members have been chosen to receive distinguished professorships ... Read More

Celebrating an ‘entirely new act’

On Monday, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced a $12 million gift from longtime arts patron Joan H. Gillings to PlayMakers and the Department of Dramatic Art that will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming. ... Read More

Carolina ranks 5th among national public universities

Carolina, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation. A leading public research university committed to making its high-quality education accessible and affordable, Carolina placed fifth among national public universities for the 17th straight year according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” […] ... 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