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Mr. Smith goes to Raleigh … and everywhere else in the state

In its 83 years, the School of Government has had only four leaders. The current one, Michael Smith, has been dean since 1992 and a faculty member since 1978.This smart, funny, honest and direct man is the embodiment of the qualities that have inspired the trust of countless public officials across the state for decades. ... Read More

Ray Dooley finds his ‘artistic home’ in Chapel Hill

In the world of theater, Ray Dooley believes, familiarity with other people on the stage instills the confidence needed to take risks. Familiarity can be the safety net that allows an actor to inhabit an imaginary role so completely that, in that moment, the imaginary seems real. ... 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


The Athletic Department will recognize its second class of Tar Heel Trailblazers at the men’s basketball game vs. Georgia Tech on Feb. 21. This year’s Trailblazers are Karen Stevenson and Charles Waddell. Stevenson was the first black woman to be granted a Morehead Scholarship in 1975.  She also won the Rhodes scholarship in 1979, making […] ... Read More

In memoriam: John J.W. Rogers, Carol Malloy

Two retired Carolina faculty members died earlier this month: John J.W. Rogers from the Department of Geology in the College of Arts and Sciences and Carol Malloy from the School of Education. ... Read More

Trustees announce new ways to boost lab-to-market innovation

The University announced a new venture fund to support start-ups and a new position in the chancellor’s cabinet to help the University maximize its economic impact on the state by accelerating innovation and entrepreneurship. ... Read More

Four directors present their centers and institutes to trustees

Carolina's Board of Trustees heard from four directors as part of a series of presentations to give a closer view oft the centers and institutes here to gain deeper insight into how each contributes to furthering Carolina’s mission of teaching, research and public service. ... Read More

2014: The year in stories

The Gazette says goodbye to 2014 with this roundup of the year's best stories, month by month. ... Read More

For Gloria Thompson, the work is personal

Massey Award winner Gloria Thompson is not a supervisor or a team leader, but she is the housekeeper people call when there’s a problem because they know she’ll take care of it. ... Read More

A home for virtually everything North Carolina

Digital NC, housed in the North Carolina Collection on campus, was created by the State Library of North Carolina and the University Library to provide free digitization services to the state’s cultural heritage centers. ... Read More

Actions affecting three named in Wainstein report released

The University late last month released information related to three employees who had been named in the Wainstein report. ... Read More

Nominations open for the University Awards for the Advancement of Women

Nominations are due for the University Awards for the Advancement of Women on Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. ... Read More


Six UNC scientists have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society, in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Honorees from the School of Medicine are Rosann A. Farber, T. Kendall Harden and Karen L. Mohlke, all in the Department of […] ... Read More

All areas asked to prepare for communicable disease emergency operations

The Department of Environment, Health and Safety is asking all units and departments to develop a Communicable Disease Emergency Continuity of Operations Plan for their areas. ... Read More

New approach may lead to inhalable vaccines for flu, pneumonia

Researchers at Carolina and N.C. State have uncovered a novel approach to creating inhalable vaccines using nanoparticles. ... Read More

Caring about lab safety

Beginning Jan. 15, the Department of Environment, Health and Safety is launching a PPE (personal protective equipment) safety campaign via digital boards around campus and posters mailed to the University’s principal investigators. The campaign – titled “What do you care about?” – features principal investigators as well as graduate and undergraduate students talking about what […] ... Read More

Forum explores strategies to strengthen ties with faculty

Employee Forum members discuss encouraging better teamwork between faculty and staff for the benefit of both groups. ... Read More

No. 1 value in public education – for the 14th time

Carolina ranks once again – and for the 14th time in a row – as the best value in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. ... Read More

University plans to test sirens Jan. 20

The University will test the emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Jan. 20, between noon and 1 p.m., as it does each semester to make sure the equipment works. ... Read More

A look at 2014 in pictures

From innovations and research discoveries to graduations, milestones to record-setting gifts and spring splendor to heavy snowfall, 2014 marked another memorable year at Carolina. ... Read More

Beating cancer shouldn’t mean the end of care

A registered nurse and professor in the School of Nursing, Deborah Mayer is also a national pioneer in research on cancer survivorship. Newer and better methods for early detection and treatment mean that an estimated 14.5 million Americans are cancer survivors – and can’t be simply dismissed without further monitoring and management. ... Read More

Larry Gallo Jr. built a legacy as a ‘friend to all’

During 16 years at Carolina, Larry Gallo has supervised a variety of areas, including human resources, strength and conditioning, sports medicine, technology services, the grant-in-aid program, and compliance and eligibility for NCAA and ACC guidelines. ... Read More

Free legal help for those who need it most

The UNC Cancer Pro Bono Project allows law students, working under the supervision of volunteer attorneys, to draw up advance directives for cancer patients, for free. In the 2013–14 academic year, students executed 182 documents and served 281 patients. ... Read More

Take Five with Barbara Entwisle

Recently, Vice Chancellor for Research Barbara Entwisle spoke to the Gazette about Carolina’s research enterprise, including its past successes, the things that worry her and some of the things she is doing to make that enterprise even stronger in the years ahead. ... Read More

Employee Forum agrees to champion the Carolina Family Scholarship

The Carolina Family Scholarship program found a new home this month when the Employee Forum decided to adopt it as its own. ... Read More