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The once and future Dean

“I’m very proud of the people I helped to bring to the University. They all have the capability to transform the areas they are responsible for,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost James W. Dean Jr., who is stepping down from his position effective Sept. 18, when Dean Robert "Bob" Blouin of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will become the new provost. ... Read More

To Alice Ammerman, public health is public service

Alice Ammerman, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the inaugural Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, received the Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the faculty's highest honors. ... Read More

Seven chosen to receive distinguished professorships

Seven faculty members have been chosen to receive distinguished professorships ... Read More

Celebrating an ‘entirely new act’

On Monday, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced a $12 million gift from longtime arts patron Joan H. Gillings to PlayMakers and the Department of Dramatic Art that will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming. ... Read More

Carolina ranks 5th among national public universities

Carolina, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation. A leading public research university committed to making its high-quality education accessible and affordable, Carolina placed fifth among national public universities for the 17th straight year according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” […] ... Read More

Carolina exceeds $500 million with best-ever fundraising year

Carolina received $543.3 million in donor commitments in the 2017 fiscal year, marking Carolina’s third-straight fundraising record and first time topping $500 million. One of those commitments is the $25 million gift of art and endowment funding from Sheldon and Leena Peck of Boston to support European and American art collections at the Ackland Art Museum. ... Read More

Dean Bob Blouin to succeed Jim Dean as provost

The University has named Robert "Bob" Blouin, longtime dean of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, to serve as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University. Blouin will succeed Jim Dean, who will step down to return to the faculty of the Kenan-Flagler Business School in the fall of 2018 following a research leave. ... Read More

‘A wonderful opportunity’

Already a department chair and distinguished researcher, Leslie Parise is ready to serve the institution she loves as new chair of the faculty. In an interview, Parise talked about why she chose to run for chair, what she envisions her role to be and, yes, how she will find the time. ... Read More

English is off the menu at Language Lunches

Foreign Language Lunch is a midday meal shared with people who have read the same foreign news article and come together to discuss it in a common foreign language. It’s designed for native speakers and people who want to learn a language outside of the classroom. ... Read More

Silicon Revolution: Women in Tech

The shortage of women in the tech industry is obviously of interest at Carolina, which has an undergraduate population that is roughly 60 percent female. The topic was also top of mind with the students in the Silicon Revolution course. ... Read More