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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

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

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

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

General Alumni Association honors two with faculty service awards

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of chemistry, and Michael Smith, dean of the School of Government, were honored last month with the General Alumni Association’s 2017 Faculty Service Awards. ... Read More

Researchers reach milestone for treating brain cancer

In a rapid-fire series of breakthroughs in just under a year, researchers at Carolina have made another stunning advance in the development of an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a common and aggressive brain cancer. ... Read More

Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s 1st Nobel laureate, passes away at 91

Oliver Smithies, Carolina's first full-time faculty member to win a Nobel Prize and a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, at UNC Hospitals after a short illness. He was 91. ... Read More

Young faculty thrive in supportive environment

Dedicated mentorship and cross-disciplinary collaboration combined with stellar academic facilities have created an environment at Carolina that has emerging faculty leaders thriving and receiving some of the nation’s most prestigious awards for early and mid-level faculty. ... Read More

Carolina Angel Network launched to help UNC startups

The newly launched Carolina Angel Network (CAN), will address early-stage funding gaps for startups and to ensure the most promising innovative ideas make it to the marketplace. ... Read More