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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Apollo 13 commander returns to Morehead Planetarium

Astronaut Jim Lovell returned to Carolina on April 6, the first time since his training some 40 years ago, to give a talk at Memorial Hall and help kick off the NC Science Festival. ... Read More

School of Pharmacy’s Robert McGinty named first Searle Scholar at Carolina in a decade

Robert McGinty, assistant professor in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, becomes first Searle Scholar named at Carolina in the past 10 years. ... Read More

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center announces $5.2 million renovation

Morehead Planetarium officials on April 6 announced plans for a $5.2 million renovation to turn the nearly 70-year-old building into a modern-day, technology-advanced science hub. ... Read More

A half-century in the classroom

James Scatliff was entertaining, engaging and creative in getting his lessons about radiology across to his students. With his dry wit and self-deprecating humor, he was named the School of Medicine’s Professor of the Year three times and gave its commencement address four times. ... Read More

90 percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing

If protected, supersites could support an enormous number and diversity of predatory fish, boost economy ... Read More

Water, water — and arts — everywhere

The Board of Trustees heard from the Institute for Marine Sciences and Kenan Music Scholars at its last meeting. ... Read More

Researchers link increased infant brain fluid to autism

A national research network led by the School of Medicine’s Joseph Piven found that many toddlers diagnosed with autism at 2 years of age had a substantially greater amount of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) at 6 and 12 months of age, before diagnosis is possible. ... Read More

Carolina’s graduate programs receive high rankings

Carolina received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” ... Read More

Time for innovation

The 4th Annual Clean Tech Summit brings together professionals in business, policy, and academia from across the state and region for two days of discussion, workshops, mentoring and networking to foster leadership and growth in the Southeast's clean tech industry. ... Read More

Honoring Wilson Swain Caldwell, a Carolina trailblazer

History professor Jim Leloudis designed the Civil War, Race and Memory to illuminate the campus’ racial history. Two students researched the life of Wilson Swain Caldwell, born into slavery to UNC President Swain, went on to found a school for African Americans in Chapel Hill, served on the board of commissioners and as a justice of the peace. ... Read More