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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Leadership

Cairns’ Golden Rule: ‘It’s never about you’

Reflecting on his three years as faculty chair, Bruce Cairns talks about how he found purpose in life through service to others. ... Read More

Diversity, racism and ‘the five truths we don’t want to confront’

At the final Carolina Conversation of the academic year, Marybeth Gasman went over the five truths “no one will tell you” about why colleges do not hire more people of color. ... 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

Water, water — and arts — everywhere

The Board of Trustees heard from the Institute for Marine Sciences and Kenan Music Scholars at its last meeting. ... Read More

National Security Adviser a two-time Carolina graduate

H.R. McMaster, a two-time Carolina graduate and the lieutenant general President Donald Trump has chosen to be national security adviser, often has been described as a scholar-warrior, earning his hard-charging reputation on the battlefield and on the best-seller list. ... Read More

Faculty members Kramer, Parise vie for faculty chair post

Faculty members will vote next month to choose a new chair of the faculty to succeed Bruce Cairns, who will complete his term June 30. Two veteran faculty members, Lloyd Kramer and Leslie Parise, are running for the faculty leadership post. ... Read More

Bronze Stars, white coat

As a student in the School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program, two-time Bronze Star Award recipient Curtis Carr is building on the medical skills he acquired as a Green Beret medic serving in Afghanistan. He looks forward to applying these skills in the civilian world next year. ... Read More

Campus leaders honored with Advancement of Women award

Four women were honored with the University Award for the Advancement of Women during an event on March 7 at the Campus Y. This year’s honorees are Susan Girdler, a professor of psychiatry and psychology; Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz, associate director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas; Olivia A. Bass, a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program; and Kaylee Llewellyn, a junior majoring in computer science. ... Read More

Thomas wants to welcome more people to Women’s Center

The first Women’s History Month during Gloria Thomas’s tenure as the director of the Carolina Women's Center seemed like a good time to check in with her about what she sees as the role of the center and how she intends to shape it going forward. ... Read More

Nursing dean discovers a new home in Chapel Hill

After more than 13 years at the University of Miami, Nena Peragallo Montano will now lead the School of Nursing as dean. ... Read More