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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Education & Society

A crystal ball for the Tar Heel state

Rebecca Tippett studies population changes in the Tar Heel state and the effects they could have in the years ahead. ... Read More

Gregory Cizek appointed to National Assessment Governing Board

Gregory Cizek said one of the challenges that will demand the NAEP's attention is ensuring the governing board continues to be a valid and reliable measure of achievement trends. ... Read More

Collaboratory, finance center highlighted for trustees

At their September meeting, University Board of Trustees members saw the wide sweep of Carolina’s impact on North Carolina – from its established record preparing lawyers for the banking and financing industry to its expanding capacity to respond to environmental issues ranging from oyster restoration to addressing the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew. ... Read More

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