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Carolina Indian Circle celebrates 30th annual powwow

The Carolina Indian Circle celebrated its 30th annual powwow March 4 with more than 30 dancers from American Indian tribes from throughout North Carolina participating in the ceremony. ... Read More

Campus leaders honored with Advancement of Women award

Four women were honored with the University Award for the Advancement of Women during an event on March 7 at the Campus Y. This year’s honorees are Susan Girdler, a professor of psychiatry and psychology; Beatriz Riefkohl Muñiz, associate director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas; Olivia A. Bass, a graduate student in the Master of Social Work program; and Kaylee Llewellyn, a junior majoring in computer science. ... Read More

Carolina named a Best Workplace for Commuters

Carolina was named a Best Workplace for Commuters for 2017 by the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Carolina was one of 27 colleges and universities nationally and one of five in North Carolina to receive the designation. ... Read More

Let’s talk about freedom of speech

Freedom of expression is at the heart of American democracy, explained Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Mark Merritt on Feb. 23 at the Carolina Conversation on First Amendment protected speech. ... Read More

An exercise in enlightenment

As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form. ... Read More

MJ School honors a century of prize-winning journalism

The School of Media and Journalism celebrated the Pulitzer Prize Centennial on Feb. 20 by highlighting six North Carolina newspapers that have won the prestigious prize for meritorious public service. ... Read More

Thomas wants to welcome more people to Women’s Center

The first Women’s History Month during Gloria Thomas’s tenure as the director of the Carolina Women's Center seemed like a good time to check in with her about what she sees as the role of the center and how she intends to shape it going forward. ... Read More

Time for innovation

The 4th Annual Clean Tech Summit brings together professionals in business, policy, and academia from across the state and region for two days of discussion, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the Southeast's clean tech industry. ... Read More

Honoring Wilson Swain Caldwell, a Carolina trailblazer

History professor Jim Leloudis designed the Civil War, Race and Memory to illuminate the campus’ racial history. Two students researched the life of Wilson Swain Caldwell, born into slavery to UNC President Swain, went on to found a school for African Americans in Chapel Hill, served on the board of commissioners and as a justice of the peace. ... Read More

Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

Geoffrey Bell and his students Jun Wang and Brooke Benson tested the water in Battle Branch after a restoration project turned the once-soggy area beside McIver Residence Hall into a gentle stream that flows from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road. ... Read More