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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Hogans, heroes: Faculty couple wed to student success

Kelly and Brian Hogan are award-winning teachers who are dedicated to helping as many students succeed as they can. ... Read More

Mathwig helps veterans thrive in their second lives

As the new student veterans assistance coordinator in the Office of the Dean of Students, Amber Mathwig is dedicated to helping the growing student-veteran population succeed at Carolina and get their second lives off to a strong start. ... Read More

‘It just feels right’

Kevin Guskiewicz was named the 22nd dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, at a celebration Oct. 30. He will begin the job Jan. 1, he said, but he will “begin to help establish a roadmap for our future” right now. ... Read More

Librarians lure students into Wilson with fun and games

To make Wilson Library less intimidating to students, campus librarians came up with a fun game that teaches students about Wilson's special collections in a way that doesn't seem like learning. ... Read More

Saying ‘Thank you’

On Nov. 11, Carolina celebrated Veterans Day with multiple events throughout the day -- from a sunrise run to a tribute luncheon -- to honor the service of veterans and active-duty service members. ... Read More

Search for life’s meaning leads to rock ‘n’ roll, then philosophy

Russ Shafer-Landau said he became director of the UNC Parr Center for ethics because of "the opportunity to do good." ... Read More

Employee Forum asked to raise awareness of educational benefits

A recent presentation at the Employee Forum focused on the many educational benefits available to University employees. ... Read More

Faculty Council resolution roundup

Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Faculty Council met twice in the past three weeks, Oct. 30 and Nov. 13. Peter Mucha, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Mathematics, continued to preside as acting chair while Chair Bruce Cairns recovers from a recent heart attack. Cairns attended and participated in both meetings from […] ... Read More

Nov. 19 campus town hall will focus on race, inclusivity

Clarence Page, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and senior member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board, will moderate a town hall meeting on inclusivity Thursday, Nov. 19. ... Read More

Alexander new special assistant to Folt

Chancellor Carol L. Folt has appointed G. Rumay Alexander as special assistant to the Chancellor effective Jan. 1. ... Read More

Honors for November 18, 2015

The Natural Resources Leadership Institute of North Carolina State University honored Linda Smith, training specialist in the Office of Human Resources, Communications and Talent Development, and John Stephens, associate professor of public administration and government in the School of Government, for their service as long-time instructors in the institute’s leadership development program. The School of […] ... Read More

University completes six personnel reviews after Wainstein investigation

After a comprehensive process, the University has completed personnel reviews for six employees named in the independent investigation of academic irregularities conducted by Kenneth Wainstein. ... Read More

Clue game goes digital with SIRIUS app

In the seventh edition of the live-action game Clue in Wilson Library, student teams used a new app developed especially for the game by Luke Aeschleman, web development librarian in the Health Sciences Library ... Read More

Spellings selected to replace Ross as leader of UNC system

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings will be the next president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. ... Read More

Confidentially speaking

A case of gender-based violence is so much more emotionally complicated than a stolen wallet or a smashed window. Sometimes the person just needs to talk about what happened before doing anything about it, with someone who won’t judge or preach. Cassidy Johnson is that someone. ... Read More

Massey winner’s biggest prize: being a mom

"Determined and inspiring" is how people describe Faydene Alston, winner of a 2015 Massey Award. ... Read More

Talking tailgating at Tar Heel Tailgate Talk

Debbie Moose, a highly acclaimed food writer and proud Carolina alumna, said the best part of tailgating is that everyone wins. ... Read More

Groundbreaking news

On Oct. 22, dignitaries donned hard hats, picked up Carolina blue-tipped shovels and broke ground symbolically for the cameras – clearing the way for the real construction of the $100 million Carolina Square development to begin. ... Read More

Teaching inexperienced boxers the ropes

It’s at the bottom of a small, hidden stairway on the side of Eddie Smith Field House. With just a few punching bags, jump ropes and four wooden posts stuffed in a dusty corner, the room looks like any other storage closet. But at night, when the posts are combined to create a makeshift ring […] ... Read More

‘The University of the People’

  “What is it that binds us to this place?” Charles Kuralt asked at Carolina’s University Day in 1993. Sometimes, the answers can be found in beautiful pictures. Click on the photo to see a slide show. ... Read More

Honoring an icon

From 2001 to 2012, ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott returned to his alma mater every year to host Late Night with Roy. Scott died Jan. 4 from cancer. But Friday night, the same night as this year’s Late Night with Roy, Scott’s presence was again powerfully felt as some 100 people gathered to posthumously induct him […] ... Read More

Honors for October 28, 2015

At its October meeting, the Employee Forum conferred lifelong Honorary Delegate status on Brenda Denzler, who served as secretary, communications committee chair and vice chair of the Employee Forum and as editor of the forum’s In Touch newsletter. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation awarded a 2015 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering to Jillian […] ... Read More

‘Welcome to the Carolina Century’

The most recent University Day, when Carolina turned 222, was probably the best-attended one ever, with an estimated 1,100 people in Memorial Auditorium. The day also had other aspects that set it apart. ... Read More

Slave narratives still move Bill Andrews

When Bill Andrews, who studies slave narratives, learned he had been named the 2015 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award, he thought how ironic it was that his name would be associated with this slave-owning founding father. ... Read More

Employee Forum sides with Student Stores

The Employee Forum suspended its rules so the delegates could vote on a resolution in support of Student Stores and opposed to its privatization. ... Read More