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Carolina wins $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

Carolina has received the $1 million 2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, the largest award in the nation recognizing a college or university for its success in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to successful graduation. ... 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

Employee Forum elects new slate of officers

The Employee Forum elected new officers on June 14 and named three winners of the delegates with its Kay W. Hovious Outstanding Delegate Awards in appreciation of their exceptional service to staff at Carolina. ... 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

Alumni association honors three for outstanding service

Carolina’s General Alumni Association honored the University’s undergraduate admissions director Stephen Farmer and two alumni who have drawn on their business experience to support the University and the association. ... Read More

Carolina Performing Arts announces lineup for 2017-18 season

Tickets and subscriptions to the public are now on sale for the 2017-18 season of Carolina Performing Arts. Highlights range from a full production of the opera Cold Mountain written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon and based on the best-selling novel by Carolina alumnus Charles Frazier in September and a performance by singer Tift Merritt in April. ... Read More

Alert Carolina sirens to be tested June 7

The University will TEST the emergency sirens and emergency communication procedures on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens regularly throughout the year to make sure the equipment and notification processes work as planned. ... Read More

‘Never forget where you came from’

On May 14, the journeys of more than 6,000 new graduates began at Kenan Stadium. “Wherever you go, whatever you do, this Carolina degree carries with it a gravity, a legacy, a responsibility,” said Brooke Baldwin, a CNN anchor and this year’s commencement speaker. ... Read More

Making history accessible to everyone

The Graduate School recently recognized Elijah Gaddis with an Impact Award, honoring the research contributions he has made to North Carolina. A first-generation college student, Gaddis spent his Carolina career showcasing North Carolina’s history and making it readily available to the public through various projects. ... Read More