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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Education & Society

THINKposium 2017 is a day of storytelling

Inspired by master folklorist William Ferris, THINKposium 2017: Exploring Our Stories, participants shared experiences that shaped who they are. ... Read More

Agent of change

For more than 30 years, Paul Friga has used strategic planning to make a difference in people’s lives. He began with his own. ... Read More

From stage to classroom

Samuel Ray Gates brings his experiences acting and teaching incarcerated juveniles to the University’s drama department and Playmakers. ... Read More

‘Cold Mountain’ returns to North Carolina, in opera form

Listening to “a substantial collection of old-time fiddle music” was Charles Frazier’s time machine to travel back to the era of the great-great uncle who inspired his story. Now, with the creation of this opera, the music of the past has come full circle. ... Read More

Carolina ranks 5th among national public universities for 17th consecutive year

Carolina, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation. ... Read More

School of Education doctoral student helps Texas teachers

Growing up near coastal Texas, School of Education doctoral student Lana Minshew has seen her fair share of hurricanes. Now she’s organizing an effort to help teachers back home who have had their lives – and classrooms – upturned by Hurricane Harvey. ... Read More

Dedicated fund helps keep faculty retention rates on the rise

Ron Strauss: “Many faculty members really want to work here; and once they do, few want to leave." ... Read More

Four faculty members honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. ... Read More

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