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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Hats off to the class of 2015

Final tests have been taken and last papers have been handed in, but on a rainy Sunday morning at Kenan Stadium, the Class of 2015 was given one more assignment: take risks and make your own path. ... Read More

The many faces of Carolina

Meet Dillon Robinson and five other Tar Heels who received degrees at Spring Commencement 2015. ... Read More

Kilar’s call to graduates: ‘Make things better’

In a recent interview with Brandon Bieltz with the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, Jason Kilar spoke about the influence of his Carolina education and offered advice to graduates. ... Read More

‘Sons of the Sixties’ answer a distant call

In fall of 1910, UNC decided to honor all former students who left the University to fight for the Confederacy by conferring upon the veterans, both living and dead, the degree of A.B. at the Commencement of 1911. History professor Joseph Gregoire de Roulhac Hamilton was the one who had to find them and extend the invitation to Commencement. ... Read More

Naturalized citizen, first in her family, shares her story

Most seniors only hope to collect one piece of paper this time of year. But Daira Belen Melendez was determined to get two: her diploma and her certificate of U.S. citizenship. ... Read More

‘Food for All’ picked for 2015–17 academic theme

Carolina will come together at a common table when it examines food and food studies as its 2015–17 university-wide academic theme. “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives." ... Read More

PCIED calls for more talk, more action to improve diversity at Carolina

Creating a diversity plan should be the first step in the process, not the last, said Daryl Smith, the national diversity expert who came to campus April 14 for the Diversity in Higher Education seminar. ... Read More

Carolina launches fundraising campaign to honor life and legacy of Dean Smith

Carolina, in consultation with the family of Dean E. Smith, has launched a fundraising campaign for student assistance to honor the life and legacy of the legendary men’s basketball coach, who died Feb. 7. ... Read More

Forum focuses on budget and ConnectCarolina

The May 6 meeting at Wilson Library was the Spring Community Forum, held annually to give University employees the chance to ask questions directly to administrators – even the chancellor. ... Read More

Melendez’ message: ‘America needs us’

On May 8, 38 candidates became new citizens at only the second naturalization ceremony ever held in the Mandela Auditorium of the Global Education Center. ... Read More

‘The Civil War Day By Day’ comes to an end

On April 26 – exactly 150 years after the surrender of Confederate troops at Bennett Place in Durham – the University Library posted the last blog entry in its four-year long "The Civil War Day By Day" project. ... Read More

Bloggers brave bad handwriting as they chronicle Civil War

In every war effort, there are the officers and the grunts, the creators of strategy and the soldiers who carry it out. For the University Library’s “The Civil War Day By Day” project, the graduate student interns were the ones in the trenches. ... Read More

Combat veteran completes special mission

When he was an Army forward observer in Afghanistan, Jacob Hinton knew the rules of engagement. But terrain of a college campus proved to be treacherous in other ways for him as a 27-year-old veteran. ... Read More

Faith, family, friends were mainstays of Snipes’ career

Week after week, month after month – for what would prove to be a remarkable 46-year run – Betsi Snipes did what had to be done to make sure everybody always got paid on time. ... Read More

Gist’s passion to help others leads to Carolina Women’s Center

When Shelley Gist was assigned as a sophomore to intern at the Carolina Women’s Center, she never knew how much the center and its mission to build gender equity would inspire her career. ... Read More

Climbing — fast

The Carolina experiences of more than 1,000 seniors reached new heights April 21 as they ascended 128 steps (above) for the annual Senior Bell Tower Climb. ... Read More

Community garden grows campus together

On Earth Day, volunteers came to the Carolina Campus Community Garden to weed and prepare for spring planting. ... Read More

Student organizations host “Hunting Ground” screening

he Carolina community continued its dialogue about sexual assault April 16 as Chancellor Carol L. Folt and nearly 400 students, faculty and staff gathered at Carroll Hall for a discussion and screening of “The Hunting Ground” documentary. ... Read More

Faculty-Staff Campaign offers vital support

In an era of state budget cuts and rising enrollment, private gifts to Carolina -- a vital part of which is generated by the UNC Faculty-Staff Campaign -- have played an increasingly important role. ... Read More

Faculty Council: fast and furious

In the last meeting of the academic year, Faculty Council passed resolutions on open access and the student honor code and heard the annual reports from several committees. ... Read More

Historian William Powell left his mark on state

William S. Powell was the author or editor of more than 100 books, pamphlets and articles about North Carolina and its history. As a professor at Carolina from 1973 to 1986, he taught North Carolina history to more than 6,000 students. Thousands more learned about the state through Powell’s carefully researched reference books. ... Read More

Trio digs for clues to how the dead once lived

Professors in the Carolina Research Laboratories of Archaeology immerse themselves in every aspect of the job, including those parts that some would consider exhausting, backbreaking work. ... Read More

The Gift that keeps on giving

On April 10, The Gift was rededicated to mark the completion of the project’s second phase. The ceremony included a performance of the Corn Planting Dance by the artist's daughter. ... Read More

UNC Science Expo

Science looks like fun at the annual UNC Science Expo, held April 11 on campus. ... Read More

April, come she will

T.S. Eliot called April the cruelest month, but then he wasn't basking in the Carolina sun and watching the dogwoods bloom. So if an April shower or two is getting you down, play this slide show again and think about May flowers. ... Read More