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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Beating cancer shouldn’t mean the end of care

A registered nurse and professor in the School of Nursing, Deborah Mayer is also a national pioneer in research on cancer survivorship. Newer and better methods for early detection and treatment mean that an estimated 14.5 million Americans are cancer survivors – and can’t be simply dismissed without further monitoring and management. ... Read More

Larry Gallo Jr. built a legacy as a ‘friend to all’

During 16 years at Carolina, Larry Gallo has supervised a variety of areas, including human resources, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, technology services, the grant-in-aid program, and compliance and eligibility for NCAA and ACC guidelines. ... Read More

Free legal help for those who need it most

The UNC Cancer Pro Bono Project allows law students, working under the supervision of volunteer attorneys, to draw up advance directives for cancer patients, for free. In the 2013–14 academic year, students executed 182 documents and served 281 patients. ... Read More

Take Five with Barbara Entwisle

Recently, Vice Chancellor for Research Barbara Entwisle spoke to the Gazette about Carolina’s research enterprise, including its past successes, the things that worry her and some of the things she is doing to make that enterprise even stronger in the years ahead. ... Read More

Folt receives copy of Carolina’s first book

More than eight years before the first brick was laid for Old East, the initial building block of Carolina was already in the hands of the University’s earliest backers. Donated a decade prior to the first students roaming Chapel Hill, a 1782 edition of Clement Crutwell’s book, “The Works of the Right Reverend Father in […] ... Read More

No. 1 — again

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks once again – and for the 14th time in a row – as the best value in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. ... Read More

Conversations on key issues continue throughout campus

Without a packed agenda, the final Faculty Council meeting of the semester provided an opportunity to focus on issues ranging from current events affecting race relations across America to the vital contributions of Carolina’s centers and institutes. ... Read More

Employee Forum agrees to champion the Carolina Family Scholarship

The Carolina Family Scholarship program found a new home this month when the Employee Forum decided to adopt it as its own. ... Read More

Kallem, Brody moving to new positions

Two experienced administrators are leaving Carolina for new positions. Howard Kallem, Title IX compliance coordinator, has left for a new position in a similar role at Duke University. Matt Brody, associate vice chancellor for human resources, has accepted the position of vice president for human resources at UNC General Administration. Kallem During his time at […] ... Read More

Parker to serve as interim general counsel

David Parker will serve as interim vice chancellor and general counsel beginning Jan. 10, when Leslie Strohm heads to the University of Louisville to serve as vice president for strategy and general counsel. Parker, a highly respected attorney, has 30 years in legal practice, including the past 20 years at Carolina, most recently as associate vice chancellor and […] ... Read More


Richard Whisnant, Coates Distinguished Professor of Law and Government, has been appointed to Duke Energy Foundation’s Water Resources Fund grant committee, which reviews and awards grants to organizations that are working to improve water quality, quantity and conservation. Annegret Fauser, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Music and an adjunct professor of women’s and gender […] ... Read More

University always open unless change in operations announced

Unless the chancellor or a designee closes the University, it is always open. Any announcements about a change in the University’s operations will be posted as soon as possible to ... Read More

Striving in the new Human Age

The members of the Class of 2014 need to be ready to enter the “Human Age,” an economic epoch defined by human potential, Carolina’s James H. Johnson Jr. told graduates Dec. 14. Johnson delivered the December Commencement address in the Smith Center. Johnson’s selection as speaker continues a tradition of highlighting faculty speakers at December Commencement. ... Read More

Caucuses recognize faculty diversity and success

The seed of an idea from one faculty member planted in the mind of one administrator blossomed Wednesday afternoon into a full-fledged celebration of faculty diversity. In a first-of-its-kind event, the three multicultural faculty caucuses came together to recognize 76 faculty members who reached career milestones in the past five years. “This is a really […] ... Read More

Eshelman School of Pharmacy receives $100 million gift

After improvising a drum roll by tapping her knuckles on the podium, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt on Wednesday announced the largest individual commitment in the University’s history – a $100 million gift from alumnus Fred Eshelman to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. “That’s the way to fill the tent!” she said to […] ... Read More

Building a Village of Hope in Ghana

How do you explain a calling? Devon Leondis curls her fingers into her palm and touches her hand lightly to her chest, explaining, “It was always something that was in my heart.” For as long as she can remember, the Carolina junior with the long dark hair and quick smile has wanted to help poor […] ... Read More

Faculty focus on the core values they share

In November, Faculty Council members engaged in a discussion about their core values and beliefs as members of the academy. ... Read More

18 complete ULEAD

Eighteen participants from Carolina and N.C. Central completed the annual University Leadership Education and Development (ULEAD) program on Dec. 3. After completing program prerequisites, two months of classes, peer coaching and team projects that will benefit both universities, the participants received framed certificates of achievement at a special ceremony held at the Hill Alumni Center. […] ... Read More

The many faces of military leadership

Army veteran Jacob Hinton served two combat tours in Afghanistan as a member of the 82nd Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg. Members of the 82nd have long prided themselves on being the tip of the spear of U.S. military strength. Within hours of receiving orders, they can be jumping out of a plane – directly […] ... Read More

UNC panel of experts talks about realities of Ebola

Experts from the School of Nursing, the School of Medicine and UNC Health Care recently came together during a town hall-style meeting to discuss the realities of the Ebola crisis in Africa and how health-care workers in the United States are preparing to care for people who contract the virus. Mary Tonges, senior vice president […] ... Read More

Celebrating 15 years of public service

For the last 15 years, the Carolina Center for Public Service has worked to fulfill the promise of the first public university – doing everything from providing fellowships to supporting students and faculty in public service and engagement. On Nov. 14, the center celebrated that theme – and its decade and a half of service. ... Read More

University to respond to SACSCOC request for information by Jan. 7

Last month, the University received a request from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for additional information and documentation about compliance with accreditation standards. The letter was expected. In February, the University had informed SACSCOC about an independent investigation into academic irregularities at Carolina led by former federal prosecutor Kenneth […] ... Read More

Lee advocates treating the whole patient, not just the injury

When your father is a surgeon and your mother is an internist, odds are that you will be a medical professional, too. The only real question is what your specialty will be. Michael Lee chose physiatry, also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation – and a very new field 30 years ago. He knew that […] ... Read More

A collaborative art: the making of ‘Johnny Johnson’

In professional theater, there are obvious ways to tell whether a production has been a success. Reviews. Box office sales. How long an audience applauds – or laughs. For David Navalinsky, the director of undergraduate production at Carolina, there is a more subtle – and substantial – measure: how much his students learn. ... Read More

Trustees honor seven with prestigious Davie Awards

The Board of Trustees on Nov. 19 presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to seven alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” Established in 1984, the Davie Award is named for the Revolutionary War hero who is considered the father of the University. Rusty Carter is the president of […] ... Read More