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Folt lays out bold vision for Carolina’s future

In its entire 223-year history, Carolina has never had one overarching vision to guide its growth — until now. Chancellor Carol L. Folt shared that vision — The Blueprint for Next — with University community members who packed a room at the Carolina Inn earlier this year. ... Read More

Data gets a fresh face

Graduating senior Patrick Seelinger and professor Steven King are developing a facial recognition app that will provide information on people just by looking at them. ... Read More

Harvey Award funds projects focused on hunger, educational success for foster children

Faculty members from the Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and schools of medicine, education and social work will tackle the issues of local hunger and academic success for North Carolina foster children with funding provided by the 2016 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities. The Harvey Award reflects a core Carolina […] ... Read More

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