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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Serving up Food for All

As far as steering committee co-chairs Marcie Cohen Ferris (right) and Alice Ammerman (left) are concerned, Carolina’s food theme is organic to the campus. ... Read More

MEASURE Evaluation around the world

For a quarter century, MEASURE Evaluation has helped developing countries around the world to gather, interpret and use data to strengthen health care systems and save lives. Find out how in this special Gazette feature. ... Read More

Carolina launches Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence

A new Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence is charged with helping to conduct research and education that directly addresses key challenges to vulnerable coasts. ... Read More

N.C. clean tech industry finds home at UNC

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark was a featured speaker at the N.C. Clean Tech Summit, hosted by the UNC Institute for the Environment and the Kenan-Flagler Center for Sustainable Enterprise, with support from a variety of UNC organizations and clean energy businesses. ... Read More


The Reese News Lab and Research Laboratories of Archaeology were selected to receive the C. Felix Harvey Award for Institutional Priorities, the first time two winners have been selected in the same year. Each will receive $50,000. The Reese News Lab in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication will use its money to fund […] ... Read More

GAA honors three faculty members for outstanding service

Acclaimed researchers in HIV/AIDS and public health and a writer whose works have appeared on the page and stage were honored Jan. 16 with the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award. ... Read More

For sea turtles, there’s no place like magnetic home

Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to new evidence from Carolina. ... Read More


Christi Hurt, assistant vice chancellor/chief of staff for Student Affairs, and Kelli Raker, sexual violence prevention coordinator for Student Wellness, were honored by the Orange County Rape Crisis Center. Hurt received the Margaret Henderson Award for Service and Self-Care, and Raker received the Margaret Barrett Award for Advocacy. Alan Shapiro, Kenan Distinguished Professor of English […] ... Read More

When worlds combine, the possibilities are limitless

In the early days of the environmentalist movement, the line was sharply drawn between the tree-huggers and the suits. People had to choose between the two shades of green – the planet or the money. But along the way, that line got blurred. ... Read More

Building a Village of Hope in Ghana

How do you explain a calling? Devon Leondis curls her fingers into her palm and touches her hand lightly to her chest, explaining, “It was always something that was in my heart.” For as long as she can remember, the Carolina junior with the long dark hair and quick smile has wanted to help poor […] ... Read More