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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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

Faculty to vote on open-access policy

Will Carolina join the more than 100 universities across the country that are part of the open-access movement? Julie Kimbrough and Todd Vision hope so. ... Read More

Carolina Performing Arts challenges audiences, expands minds

Brooklyn Rider played for the Board of Trustees as part of Emil Kang's presentation on the growth of Carolina Performing Arts. ... Read More

Carolina scholars encouraged to use digital newspaper archive

“What Can You Do with 3 Million Pages of Digitized North Carolina Newspapers?” was the appropriate title of a March 24 symposium designed to spark the interest of Carolina scholars about this resource, launched in November 2013. ... Read More

To rename or not? Either way, no one likes Col. Saunders

The Real Silent Sam Coalition has led an effort over the past year to strip the name of William L. Saunders, a Confederate colonel and reputed Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina, from Saunders Hall, on the east side of Polk Place. ... Read More

Smith welcomed first female manager to basketball family

Julia Dalton Loos wrote to Dean Smith, asking to join the men's basketball team as a manager. Two years later, she was sitting on the bench with the varsity team – just a few spots down from Michael Jordan. ... Read More

New faculty recruited to launch T-cell trials at UNC Lineberger

Two new faculty members have joined the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help launch groundbreaking immunotherapy clinical trials. ... Read More

Trustees restructure WUNC radio

WUNC President and General Manager Connie Walker will serve on a new governing board created to oversee WUNC radio. Other board members will include trustees, appointees made by trustees and Vice Chancellor for Communications and Public Affairs Joel Curran. ... Read More

Carolina Conversations bring Tar Heels together

Carolina Conversations is an initiative launched March 20 in an effort to ensure that Carolina remains an inclusive and welcoming campus for all. ... Read More

Folt reflects on challenges of first two years at Carolina

Carol L. Folt's first two years as chancellor have been a time of challenge and opportunity, she told trustees. ... Read More

Kielt addresses ConnectCarolina frustrations at Faculty Council

Chris Kielt told faculty members he fully appreciated the level of frustration caused by the implementation of ConnectCarolina and InfoPorte. ... Read More

Three receive University Awards for the Advancement of Women

Three people were honored at the Campus Y on March 23 with the University Award for the Advancement of Women. ... Read More

10 recognized for work to further diversity

Ten people or groups received 2015 University Diversity Awards recognizing their significant contributions to the enhancement, support and furtherance of diversity on the Carolina campus and in the community. ... Read More

Sullivan selected for BOG Teaching Excellence Award

Terry Sullivan, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, received the UNC Board of Governors 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching. ... Read More


Robert Dalton, interim head of research and instructional services at Davis Library, has been awarded the 2014 Outstanding Employee Award by the University Library for his professionalism, collaborative spirit and strong leadership during times of change. David Romito, biology librarian at the Kenan Science Library, and Jill Sexton, head of Digital Research Services, received honorable […] ... Read More

Saunders’ legacy one of scholarship and Klan leadership

Who was William Laurence Saunders? University Historian Cecilia Moore provides a chronology of his life. ... Read More

Nothing could be finer than spring at Carolina

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The devils in the details

Renee Alexander Craft's research on Portobelo, Panama, has resulted in a new book, a digital home for hundreds of interviews and a multimedia performance on campus March 20–21 featuring local and Portobelo artists. ... Read More

A tribute in black and white

Groundskeeper Lance Long paid tribute to Coach Dean Smith and students Deah Shaddy Barakat, Yusor Mohammad and Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha with a whiteboard mural. ... Read More

McCrory’s budget cuts would be harder on Carolina

Gov. Pat McCrory unveiled a budget proposal that seeks to cut nearly $50 million from the UNC system, which would have a significantly higher impact on Carolina because five of the 17 institutions would be exempt. ... Read More

Hurt defends Women’s Center

In December, Christi Hurt explained the work of the Carolina Women's Center to the BOG and defended it from possible closure. ... Read More