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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Compelled to starve

What causes already thin people to starve themselves? A new study is looking at genetic factors related to anorexia nervosa. Bill Nato, a lieutenant and patrol supervisor in the Department of Public Safety who has an eating disorder, participated in the study. ... Read More

Starting courageous dialogues

Asking the right questions has become one of Rumay Alexander’s greatest tools as she works to make Carolina a better and more inclusive community through her new role as special assistant to Chancellor Carol L. Folt. ... Read More

Every statue tells a story

What's in a name, like Col. William Saunders? Lots to talk about at a Jan. 25 panel discussion sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics called “What’s in a Name? Moral and Historical Considerations of Naming University Facilities.” ... Read More

Faculty Council votes on governance, gets integrity update

Themes of governance and integrity threaded through the Jan. 29 Faculty Council meeting – rescheduled from Jan. 22 because of the snowstorm. ... Read More

Folt gives progress report on race, inclusiveness

Chancellor Carol L. Folt gave a progress report on Jan. 25 on actions the University is taking to “make Carolina a better and more inclusive community.” ... Read More

Educating more doctors means saving more lives

Employee Forum delegates heard a presentation about the Connect NC bond and the need for a new, bigger medical education building at their Feb. 3 meeting. ... Read More

Bond-funded medical building would help meet state’s growing need for doctors

The graying of Baby Boomers will continue to impose a growing demand for health care in the state for years to come, even as it takes away a significant number of doctors available to care for them. That’s why the $2 billion Connect NC bond referendum that will be voted on March 15 comes at such a critical time. ... Read More

For Spurling, making friends means even more than football

Since August 2005, Massey Award winner James Spurling has served as the director of Kenan Stadium and Football Facility, a job that has kept him close to the sport – and the people – he loves. ... Read More

Campus rallies, runs and serves for MLK Day

Classes were not in session Jan. 18, but campus was far from quiet. The sounds of marchers, runners and powerful lecturers engaged the campus as Carolina celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with rallies, community service projects and talks. The commemoration began before dawn with members of Carolina Rejuvenating Our Community […] ... Read More

State’s $2 billion bond proposal has bipartisan support

Republicans and Democrats are urging North Carolina citizens to approve the $2 billion Connect NC bond proposal, two-thirds of which would go to support higher education, when they vote March 15. ... Read More

A look back at 2015

For Carolina, 2015 was a year of tragedy and triumph that began with the shooting deaths of three Muslim students and ended with Aziz Sancar receiving the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Here’s a look back at some of the issues and events that shaped the year. ... Read More

Payne’s passion for students comes with a penchant for listening

Christopher Payne has a favorite brainteaser that never fails to stump the countless students and colleagues he has shared it with at Carolina. “My riddle for folks is that I am a UNC graduate, but not a Tar Heel alum.” The other UNC is the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley where, in 1992, Payne […] ... Read More

Harvesting a new landscape

Carolina may soon be the first public university in the country with an "edible campus," where fruit and nut trees, berry bushes and salad greens and herbs are integrated into the landscape. ... Read More

Greenlaw 101, lecture hall for the 21st century

Reviews are positive from the 13 faculty members who taught fall classes in Greenlaw 101, a lecture hall for 100+ recently renovated to make classes more interactive. ... Read More

2015 — in photos and stories

Take a look back at what Carolina was up to this year with some of our favorite photos and the biggest stories from ... Read More

Top 15 videos of 2015

Take another look at 2015’s top 15 most popular produced videos, as counted by the Carolina YouTube channel and Facebook page. ... Read More

In remembrance: some of the special people we lost in 2015

Carolina lost some very special people in 2015, including revered basketball coach Dean Smith. We remember Smith and the others here. ... Read More

Calendar for January 13, 2016

You had me at ‘cello’ A Jan. 15 faculty recital features cello professor Brent Wissick performing Mendelssohn cello music. He will be accompanied by guest artist Andrew Willis of UNC-Greensboro on the music department’s 1842 Pleyel fortepiano. The free public concert begins at 8 p.m. in Person Hall. Free and open to the public. 919-962-1039 […] ... Read More

No. 1, again

For the 15th time, the nation’s first public university is first in value. Carolina is once again the best value in public schools across the country and also No. 1 for best out-of-state value, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. ... Read More

New name, same style — APS department builds on collaborative culture

Daphne Klotsa, a physicist, is the first faculty member to be recruited and hired exclusively as a member of Carolina’s emerging Department of Applied Physical Sciences. ... Read More

‘Innovation Generation’ receives degrees

For Winter Commencement on Dec. 13, 2,113 students had applied to graduate or were awarded degrees in August: 974 undergraduates, 802 master’s students, 286 doctoral students, 18 professional students and 33 certificate recipients. ... Read More

Carolina connections helped Cruz succeed

The American story of Mayra Cruz begins in Montgomery, Ala., but always seems to circle back here, to Chapel Hill. Cruz credits her success in life, and her family’s, to what she fondly calls her “Carolina connections.” ... Read More

ALS won’t stop Reznick from making the world a better place

Even though he has been on disability leave since 2014 because of ALS, psychology professor Steve Reznick continued conducting research with his students and sharing his experience in other ways. ... Read More

English professor wins Mary Turner Lane Award

Connie Eble, professor of English and comparative literature, won the 2016 Mary Turner Lane Award, which recognizes a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of women on the Carolina campus. ... Read More

Honors for December 16, 2015

Nathan Montgomery, a hematopathology fellow at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the School of Medicine, is this year’s recipient of the alumni recognition award from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. The following research associates received $1,000 each as winners of 2015 Postdoctoral Scholar Awards for Research Excellence: Kemi Doll of the […] ... Read More