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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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

Carolina alumna, employee named Luce Scholar

Jakelin Bonilla has been encouraging high school seniors to take advantage of the Campus Y’s Global Gap Year Fellowship to conduct public service across the world. Jakelin Bonilla, 2012 graduate and director of the Global Gap Year Fellowship, will soon begin a year-long trip of her own to Asia as a recipient of the prestigious Luce Scholars Program. ... Read More

Employee Forum wants ‘a voice’ in debate over BOG actions

The closing of the School of Law’s Center for Poverty, Work and Opportunity dominated discussion at the March 4 Employee Forum meeting. ... Read More

Heroes in blue coveralls

Posing most days as mild-mannered Grounds Services employees, these workers (about 90 in all) become heroes in dark blue coveralls and extra gloves whenever winter weather hits. ... Read More

Supporting the Northside Neighborhood Initiative

Carolina is making a $3 million, 10-year, no-interest loan to help stabilize Northside, a traditionally African-American neighborhood near campus. ... Read More

Campus responds to BOG’s closure of poverty center

When the BOG voted to close the UNC poverty center, many on campus disagreed with the decision. But there is no question that the BOG has and has always had the authority to do what it did, by state statute. ... Read More


James F. Cahoon, an assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, is among 126 scholars to receive the 2015 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Given annually since 1955, the fellowships go to early career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, the […] ... Read More

Message from Chancellor Folt on centers and institutes

Dear Members of the Carolina Community: Last Friday, the Board of Governors voted to close the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, concluding a process that has sparked passionate and emotional conversation. This decision followed a broad, months-long review of UNC system centers and institutes that was mandated by the Legislature. The path was full […] ... Read More

Snow day celebration

This winter's freakish weather closed offices and cancelled classes all day Feb. 25 and most of Feb. 26. Here's a last (we hope) look at the white stuff and the fun people were having in it. ... Read More

Formal Notice: Update on Connect Carolina

A March 2 message to the Carolina community provided updates on the operation of ConnectCarolina for Finance and HR/Payroll. ... Read More

McClinton did not study black history – she lived it

Hortense McClinton didn’t set out to become the first black professor at Carolina; it just happened as a result of persistence and politeness. ... Read More

Three generations, one shade of blue

Rhonda Hubbard Beatty, Edith Hubbard and Nicole Beatty followed the path of progress to the university they love. ... Read More

Take five with Tom Carsey

The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science supports the groundbreaking work of Carolina's social sciences departments, said Tom Carsey, the institute’s director since January 2011. ... Read More

After Ebola crisis, Carolina website model lives on

The Ebola epidemic became the catalyst for a new online data-sharing model – a model created here at Carolina. A team of 10 UNC volunteer designers and developers, led by Steven King, launched the smartphone-friendly website only two weeks after Liberia’s call for help. ... Read More

N.C. clean tech industry finds home at UNC

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark was a featured speaker at the N.C. Clean Tech Summit, hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise, with support from a variety of UNC organizations and clean energy businesses. ... Read More

UNC selects ‘Just Mercy’ for 2015 summer reading

The true story of a young attorney who learned the importance of compassion in the fight for justice is the 2015 selection for the Carolina Summer Reading Program. ... Read More

Honors for February 25, 2015

Jaime Arguello, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science, has received a National Science Foundation career award to support his research for the next five years on a project, “Making Aggregated Search Results More Effective and Useful.” Judith Cone, interim vice chancellor of commercialization and economic development, will receive a Nourish International Impact […] ... Read More

Eisenman to oversee biological safety

Daniel Eisenman became Carolina’s new biological safety officer on Feb. 2. He will manage the University’s biological safety group and the Institutional Biosafety Committee program. ... Read More

BOG working group recommends closing poverty center

A BOG working group recommended closing one center University officials wanted to retain: the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, which for the past six years has been led by Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law. ... Read More

Courtright, Gazette editor, to retire March 1

Just shy of eight years ago, Patty Courtright joined Carolina as director of internal communications and editor of the University Gazette. The Feb. 25 issue is her last before she retires from the University on March 1. ... Read More

University Square becomes Carolina Square, gradually

The redevelopment of University Square has been in the works since 2009. Now it’s 2015, and the project has a new name, Carolina Square, and a new timetable. ... Read More

Quality Enhancement Plan focuses on the sciences

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) poses the same question to the University every 10 years as part of the reaccreditation process: If you had to choose one topic to focus on to improve student learning over the next five years, what would it be? ... Read More