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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Folt takes a deep dive into Galapagos research

On her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Chancellor Carol L. Folt dived (literally) into the research Carolina faculty and staff and their collaborators at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito are conducting. "For a biologist, it doesn't get much better," she said. ... Read More

Seafood forensics

The idea behind John Bruno's Seafood Forensics course is to bring real-world research into the classroom and build scientists through sushi. Students explore whether the seafood they buy is actually what the label says it is and develop an enthusiasm for science in the process. ... Read More

Adams Apprenticeship trains high-performance entrepreneurs

The Adams Apprenticeship provides mentorship for Carolina’s top entrepreneurial students by connecting them with the University’s vast network of entrepreneur-minded funders, founders and executives. ... Read More

Malinda Lowery is new Center for Study of American South director

Malinda Maynor Lowery has been named the new director of Carolina’s Center for the Study of the American South (CSAS), effective July 1. ... Read More

Reimagining science education for visually impaired students

Feelin’ DNA aims to inspire the visually impaired community by providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers with 3-D models so they can incorporate them into their classrooms. ... Read More

Carolina wins $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

Carolina has received the $1 million 2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, the largest award in the nation recognizing a college or university for its success in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to successful graduation. ... Read More

Alumni association honors three for outstanding service

Carolina’s General Alumni Association honored the University’s undergraduate admissions director Stephen Farmer and two alumni who have drawn on their business experience to support the University and the association. ... Read More

Faculty use Ackland to teach medicine, literature, history and more

“Looking closely at art enables us to see and think in new ways," said Elizabeth Manekin, head of University programs and academic projects at the Ackland Art Museum. She and her team teach 300 courses in over 30 departments using art in the Ackland. ... Read More

A physicist and cellist reprise their performance

Brent Wissick (music) and Laurie McNeil (physics) teamed up to teach one of the original First-Year Seminars, The Interplay of Music and Physics, for 12 consecutive years. This spring, after a five-year hiatus, McNeil and Wissick reunited to teach the course for a 13th time. ... Read More

Summer School celebrates 140th anniversary

In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes became president, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, the first college lacrosse game was played and Carolina’s Summer School opened its doors, changing the University forever. ... Read More