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McClinton did not study black history – she lived it

Hortense McClinton didn’t set out to become the first black professor at Carolina; it just happened as a result of persistence and politeness. ... Read More

Three generations, one shade of blue

Rhonda Hubbard Beatty, Edith Hubbard and Nicole Beatty followed the path of progress to the university they love. ... Read More

Take five with Tom Carsey

The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science supports the groundbreaking work of Carolina's social sciences departments, said Tom Carsey, the institute’s director since January 2011. ... Read More

After Ebola crisis, Carolina website model lives on

The Ebola epidemic became the catalyst for a new online data-sharing model – a model created here at Carolina. A team of 10 UNC volunteer designers and developers, led by Steven King, launched the smartphone-friendly website only two weeks after Liberia’s call for help. ... Read More

Honors for February 25, 2015

Jaime Arguello, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science, has received a National Science Foundation career award to support his research for the next five years on a project, “Making Aggregated Search Results More Effective and Useful.” Judith Cone, interim vice chancellor of commercialization and economic development, will receive a Nourish International Impact […] ... Read More

Eisenman to oversee biological safety

Daniel Eisenman became Carolina’s new biological safety officer on Feb. 2. He will manage the University’s biological safety group and the Institutional Biosafety Committee program. ... Read More

BOG working group recommends closing poverty center

A BOG working group recommended closing one center University officials wanted to retain: the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, which for the past six years has been led by Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law. ... Read More

Courtright, Gazette editor, to retire March 1

Just shy of eight years ago, Patty Courtright joined Carolina as director of internal communications and editor of the University Gazette. The Feb. 25 issue is her last before she retires from the University on March 1. ... Read More

University Square becomes Carolina Square, gradually

The redevelopment of University Square has been in the works since 2009. Now it’s 2015, and the project has a new name, Carolina Square, and a new timetable. ... Read More

Quality Enhancement Plan focuses on the sciences

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) poses the same question to the University every 10 years as part of the reaccreditation process: If you had to choose one topic to focus on to improve student learning over the next five years, what would it be? ... Read More

Remembering Coach

The fact that Dean Smith was a legendary basketball coach is undisputed. What the dozen speakers at the Feb. 22 celebration of his life wanted the audience to know was that the great coach was an even greater human being. ... Read More

Alex White sinks his teeth into dental public health

His endowed professorship to the schools of public health and dentistry may be a first, but Alex White has been combining dentistry and public health for much of his career. ... Read More

Civil rights leader Ted Shaw tells forum ‘the work is not done’

Ted Shaw came to Carolina in summer 2014 with only one thing on his mind: preserving the legacy of Julius Chambers by continuing his lifelong work. ... Read More

The Ackland displays three paintings by Picasso on loan

Three privately held paintings by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) are on loan to the Ackland Art Museum from alumnus and philanthropist Julian H. Robertson Jr., founder of the Robertson Scholars Program. ... Read More

University community reacts to the passing of Coach Smith

The death of legendary Carolina basketball Coach Dean Smith has touched the entire Carolina community. “America lost not just a coaching legend but a gentleman and a citizen. Coach Smith showed us something that I’ve seen again and again on the court – that basketball can tell us a lot more about who you are […] ... Read More

Garland’s penchant for work, devotion to students recognized

Children, it has been said, inherit much more than the color of their hair and eyes from their parents. Parents also can pass down their religion and politics, and in the case of Schenika Rone Garland, loyalty to a college sports team. “My Mom was a Duke fan so I’ve been for Duke since I […] ... Read More

At 38, Carolina Jazz Festival still swings

Master drummer Brian Blade sets the beat, bassist Rodney Whitaker provides the rhythm and trumpeter Etienne Charles hits the high notes for the 38th Annual Carolina Jazz Festival (Feb. 18–21). Jazz Festival Schedule If tickets are needed, get them at Memorial Hall Box Office (919-843-3333) or at door. See Feb. 18, 20 – Both […] ... Read More

Grad students encourage workers to adopt Fitness Breaks

Several dozen employees from Facilities Services have signed on to boost their overall health and well-being through a six-week fitness program that kicked off last week. Fitness Breaks is the brainchild of a group of master’s students in the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Health Behavior. It adapts an established 10-minute workout […] ... Read More

Public safety explores use of body-worn cameras

At semester’s end, Chief Jeff McCracken, director of public safety, hopes to have all of Carolina’s 53 sworn officers equipped with body-worn cameras when they go on patrol. ... Read More

Employees can access discounted subscription for credit monitoring

The University is working with the credit and personal data monitoring firm IDentity Theft 911(also known as IDT911) to offer all University employees a discounted subscription rate of $28.50 per year for credit monitoring. Credit monitoring services protect primarily against new account fraud. This form of fraud occurs when a criminal uses your personal information […] ... 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

Three new directors soon to join Carolina staff

New directors of three campus units will come to Carolina this spring. Allan Blattner has been appointed director of housing and residential education in Student Affairs; Damon Waitt will become director of the N.C. Botanical Garden; and Jennifer “Jenn” Mallen will be the new director of New Student and Carolina Parent Programs. Blattner Blattner, who […] ... Read More

This Valentine’s, give thanks

It really is the thought that counts, and Sara Algoe has the data to prove it. “It’s actually not these big, grand gestures that bring you close. It’s paying attention to your partner and expressing your gratitude for what they do for you.” ... Read More

Off the court, Dean Smith built a legacy as a leader driven by the courage of his convictions

This story about Dean Smith's legacy off the basketball court was originally published Nov. 20, 2013, as he was about to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. ... Read More

Carolina’s Dean Smith passes away at age 83

Former University of North Carolina head men’s basketball coach Dean Smith died Saturday evening in Chapel Hill. He was 83 years old. ... Read More