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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sustainability

Forum asked to support Facilities plan to address skilled trades shortage

At the October Employee Forum meeting, delegates learned about a looming shortage of skilled trades staff (electricians, plumbers, mechanics, carpenters, HVAC technicians and brickmasons) for Facilities Services, a group rarely mentioned in terms of recruitment and retention. ... Read More

Celebrating sustainability at Carolina

At the first Three Zeros Day: A Celebration of UNC Sustainability, more than 30 departments and student organizations showed off important sustainability work happening at Carolina and campus officials announced a new partnership and initiatives meant to get Carolina closer to its sustainability goals. ... Read More

Carolina ranks 5th among national public universities for 17th consecutive year

Carolina, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation. ... 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

Conserving rare plants: It takes an army

The N.C. Botanical Garden partnered with the Endangered Species Branch at Fort Bragg and the Army Corps of Engineers in 2011. Together, they propagated and reintroduced several federally endangered plants, like this sandhills lily. ... Read More

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

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

Carolina named a Best Workplace for Commuters

Carolina was named a Best Workplace for Commuters for 2017 by the Center for Urban Transportation Research. Carolina was one of 27 colleges and universities nationally and one of five in North Carolina to receive the designation. ... Read More

Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

Geoffrey Bell and his students Jun Wang and Brooke Benson tested the water in Battle Branch after a restoration project turned the once-soggy area beside McIver Residence Hall into a gentle stream that flows from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road. ... Read More

Growing Carolina: Edible Campus welcomes Laura Mindlin

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Edible Campus Initiative (ECI) is a project that promotes edible and sustainable landscaping and maintains a network of edible garden beds throughout the Carolina campus. After a successful pilot year, ECI is entering its next phase with newly appointed Edible Campus Coordinator Laura Mindlin at the helm. ... Read More