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Reimagining science education for visually impaired students

Feelin’ DNA aims to inspire the visually impaired community by providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers with 3-D models so they can incorporate them into their classrooms. ... Read More

Carolina wins $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence

Carolina has received the $1 million 2017 Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, the largest award in the nation recognizing a college or university for its success in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to successful graduation. ... Read More

Alumni association honors three for outstanding service

Carolina’s General Alumni Association honored the University’s undergraduate admissions director Stephen Farmer and two alumni who have drawn on their business experience to support the University and the association. ... Read More

Faculty use Ackland to teach medicine, literature, history and more

“Looking closely at art enables us to see and think in new ways," said Elizabeth Manekin, head of University programs and academic projects at the Ackland Art Museum. She and her team teach 300 courses in over 30 departments using art in the Ackland. ... Read More

A physicist and cellist reprise their performance

Brent Wissick (music) and Laurie McNeil (physics) teamed up to teach one of the original First-Year Seminars, The Interplay of Music and Physics, for 12 consecutive years. This spring, after a five-year hiatus, McNeil and Wissick reunited to teach the course for a 13th time. ... Read More

Summer School celebrates 140th anniversary

In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes became president, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, the first college lacrosse game was played and Carolina’s Summer School opened its doors, changing the University forever. ... Read More

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

In its final meeting of the year, Faculty Council welcomes Leslie Parise as new chair

Faculty Council welcomed Leslie Parise, professor and chair of biochemistry and biophysics, as its new chair for the next three years. The council also bid its annual farewell to departed faculty members on April 21, the final meeting of the academic year. ... 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

How costumes unfold

Fittings are only one part of what MFA students do for each of PlayMakers’ nine annual shows. Every student touches the production in some way. Their work includes developing patterns, cutting fabric, mocking up, sewing the costume together, fitting it to an actor and more. ... Read More