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McClinton did not study black history – she lived it

Hortense McClinton didn’t set out to become the first black professor at Carolina; it just happened as a result of persistence and politeness. ... Read More

Three generations, one shade of blue

Rhonda Hubbard Beatty, Edith Hubbard and Nicole Beatty followed the path of progress to the university they love. ... Read More

Take five with Tom Carsey

The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science supports the groundbreaking work of Carolina's social sciences departments, said Tom Carsey, the institute’s director since January 2011. ... Read More

After Ebola crisis, Carolina website model lives on

The Ebola epidemic became the catalyst for a new online data-sharing model – a model created here at Carolina. A team of 10 UNC volunteer designers and developers, led by Steven King, launched the smartphone-friendly website ebolainliberia.org only two weeks after Liberia’s call for help. ... Read More

N.C. clean tech industry finds home at UNC

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark was a featured speaker at the N.C. Clean Tech Summit, hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise, with support from a variety of UNC organizations and clean energy businesses. ... Read More

UNC selects ‘Just Mercy’ for 2015 summer reading

The true story of a young attorney who learned the importance of compassion in the fight for justice is the 2015 selection for the Carolina Summer Reading Program. ... Read More

Honors for February 25, 2015

Jaime Arguello, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science, has received a National Science Foundation career award to support his research for the next five years on a project, “Making Aggregated Search Results More Effective and Useful.” Judith Cone, interim vice chancellor of commercialization and economic development, will receive a Nourish International Impact […] ... Read More

Eisenman to oversee biological safety

Daniel Eisenman became Carolina’s new biological safety officer on Feb. 2. He will manage the University’s biological safety group and the Institutional Biosafety Committee program. ... Read More

BOG working group recommends closing poverty center

A BOG working group recommended closing one center University officials wanted to retain: the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, which for the past six years has been led by Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law. ... Read More

Courtright, Gazette editor, to retire March 1

Just shy of eight years ago, Patty Courtright joined Carolina as director of internal communications and editor of the University Gazette. The Feb. 25 issue is her last before she retires from the University on March 1. ... Read More

University Square becomes Carolina Square, gradually

The redevelopment of University Square has been in the works since 2009. Now it’s 2015, and the project has a new name, Carolina Square, and a new timetable. ... Read More

Quality Enhancement Plan focuses on the sciences

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) poses the same question to the University every 10 years as part of the reaccreditation process: If you had to choose one topic to focus on to improve student learning over the next five years, what would it be? ... Read More

Remembering Coach

The fact that Dean Smith was a legendary basketball coach is undisputed. What the dozen speakers at the Feb. 22 celebration of his life wanted the audience to know was that the great coach was an even greater human being. ... Read More

Campuses respond to call for unity, love

Sometimes tragedy brings out the best in people. At a vigil Feb. 11 for three students slain the night before, community leaders, friends and family members expressed the hope this would be the case now. They called for unity and love in the wake of the tragic shooting deaths. ... Read More

Do you want to build a snowman?

You may want to, but the snow and icy mix that blanketed the area Monday night isn't ideal for snowman construction. The ice coating makes the surface particularly treacherous for vehicles and pedestrians, causing the University to close Tuesday. But the white stuff is still pretty, so take a look at this slide show. ... Read More

Smith’s inherent goodness led to his greatness

Dean Smith will be remembered as one of the greatest coaches of all time -- and an even better person. The thing that set him apart, those closest to him say, was his stubborn insistence that everyone matters. ... Read More

Carolina helps keep Triangle on the map as national tech hub

Much of what people associate with Silicon Valley actually gets to them through North Carolina. ... Read More

Civil rights leader Ted Shaw tells forum ‘the work is not done’

Ted Shaw came to Carolina in summer 2014 with only one thing on his mind: preserving the legacy of Julius Chambers by continuing his lifelong work. ... Read More

The Ackland displays three paintings by Picasso on loan

Three privately held paintings by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) are on loan to the Ackland Art Museum from alumnus and philanthropist Julian H. Robertson Jr., founder of the Robertson Scholars Program. ... Read More

Pancreatic cancer treatment could increase life expectancy

Carolina researchers have developed a device that could treat pancreatic cancer by using electric fields to drive chemotherapy drugs directly into tumors, preventing their growth and in some cases, shrinking them. ... Read More

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: a tragic loss

Chancellor Carol L. Folt sent the following message to the campus community today (Feb. 11). Dear Carolina Community: It is with profound sadness that I write to you this morning about the tragic loss of three young people from our community. As most of you likely have heard, last night there was a shooting at […] ... Read More

University community reacts to the passing of Coach Smith

The death of legendary Carolina basketball Coach Dean Smith has touched the entire Carolina community. “America lost not just a coaching legend but a gentleman and a citizen. Coach Smith showed us something that I’ve seen again and again on the court – that basketball can tell us a lot more about who you are […] ... Read More

Garland’s penchant for work, devotion to students recognized

Children, it has been said, inherit much more than the color of their hair and eyes from their parents. Parents also can pass down their religion and politics, and in the case of Schenika Rone Garland, loyalty to a college sports team. “My Mom was a Duke fan so I’ve been for Duke since I […] ... Read More

At 38, Carolina Jazz Festival still swings

Master drummer Brian Blade sets the beat, bassist Rodney Whitaker provides the rhythm and trumpeter Etienne Charles hits the high notes for the 38th Annual Carolina Jazz Festival (Feb. 18–21). Jazz Festival Schedule If tickets are needed, get them at Memorial Hall Box Office (919-843-3333) or at door. See music.unc.edu/jazzfest. Feb. 18, 20 – Both […] ... Read More

Black History Month continues

The University continues to celebrate Black History Month for the remaining days of February. Feb. 11 – The Black Student Movement hosts a 5:30 p.m. screening of “Dear White People” in Rams Village 1. Afterward, attendees will discuss this satirical comedy about four black students attending an Ivy League college. Feb. 12 – Trudier Harris, […] ... Read More