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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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$10 million Faculty Excellence Challenge to fund faculty recruitment and retention

“So many of those seminal individuals were my professors here, and their impact on my life has not only been profound, but it continues even today," said John G. Ellison Jr. "I want that for every student who comes to Carolina, because they deserve it and society needs their leadership for our future.” ... Read More

Running down a dream

Carmen Huerta-Bapat inspires Carolina Firsts students by sharing her own struggles to reach success. ... Read More

Carolina cuts ribbon for veterans resource center

Four years ago, in a small room tucked away in the Student Union, Trustee Haywood Cochrane and then Carolina student Jacob Hinton sketched out a vision of a resource center for the University’s veterans on the back of a napkin. On Sept. 28, their vision became a reality when Carolina officially opened the Carolina Veterans Resource Center. ... 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

Lanier Brown May receives 2017 Mary Turner Lane Award

"It is my great honor to receive the Mary Turner Lane Award and my pleasure to work with the women on the Carolina Women's Leadership Council who inspire me every day,” said Lanier Brown May. ... 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

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

To Alice Ammerman, public health is public service

Alice Ammerman, director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and the inaugural Mildred Kaufman Distinguished Professor of Nutrition, received the Thomas Jefferson Award, one of the faculty's highest honors. ... Read More

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on Hurricane Harvey

  Dear Campus Community: Over the past few days, we have watched the catastrophic flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey along the Texas coast grow even worse, and our hearts ache for those who are suffering. In North Carolina, we know all too well these difficulties. It was just a year ago that our state experienced […] ... Read More

Former farmer San San Lwin puts down roots in her new country

For the students who get to know her, housekeeper San San Lwin has been a role model for perseverance, hard work and respect. That's why they nominated her for the Massey Award, the University's highest honor. ... Read More