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‘Cold Mountain’ returns to North Carolina, in opera form

Listening to “a substantial collection of old-time fiddle music” was Charles Frazier’s time machine to travel back to the era of the great-great uncle who inspired his story. Now, with the creation of this opera, the music of the past has come full circle. ... Read More

Celebrating sustainability at Carolina

At the first Three Zeros Day: A Celebration of UNC Sustainability, more than 30 departments and student organizations showed off important sustainability work happening at Carolina and campus officials announced a new partnership and initiatives meant to get Carolina closer to its sustainability goals. ... Read More

Dedicated fund helps keep faculty retention rates on the rise

Ron Strauss: “Many faculty members really want to work here; and once they do, few want to leave." ... Read More

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

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