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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

World & Environment

Rita Moreno still a Latina trailblazer in her 80s

Puerto Rican-American singer, dancer and actress Rita Moreno delivers the keynote speech to begin Carolina's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. ... Read More

Happy 223rd Birthday, Carolina!

The University Day celebration took place after the Gazette went to press, but readers will see our coverage of the event − and the Oct. 13 inauguration of UNC System President Margaret Spellings − online and in our Oct. 26 print issue. Meet the five alumni and two faculty members who received special awards at the University Day ceremony. ... Read More

Three Zeros combines aspiration, pragmatism

The Three Zeros Initiative is Carolina’s integrated approach to reducing its environmental footprint through three overarching sustainability goals: net zero water usage, zero waste to landfills and net zero greenhouse gas emissions. ... Read More

Change from within

Students got a chance to tell the University Board of Trustees about how they have been transformed by three programs – the Morehead-Cain Merit Scholarship, the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program and the Kenan-Flager Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education. ... Read More

17 Tar Heels to compete in Summer Olympics

Representing the United States, Turkey, India and New Zealand, former Carolina student-athletes will contend for medals in track and field, field hockey, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s soccer.For a schedule of when Tar Heels are competing in Rio. ... Read More

A sheltering place for refugees

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm gives many of the 1,000 refugees from Burma who have resettled in Chapel Hill and Carrboro -- many of them University employees -- the opportunity to grow food for themselves and to sell. ... Read More

From magazine article to Disney film

Tim Crother's book The Queen of Katwe, about Ugandan chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi, is now a feature film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and ESPN Films, scheduled to premiere in September. ... Read More

Chancellor, experts give lesson on Zika

Chancellor Carol L. Folt and three experts at “The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know” event took questions from the audience June 30 at the Student Union. ... Read More

‘That fearless spirit of innovation’

On May 19, Joseph DeSimone’s years of innovative and beneficial work in material science were honored by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. DeSimone’s citation also recognized his innovation and inclusive leadership in higher education and entrepreneurship. ... Read More

Sounds like digital innovation

The Bangladesh health ministry is replacing an unwieldy, paper-based system of collecting basic population and demographic information with a digital system. MEASURE Evaluation, led by the Carolina Population Center at Carolina, has supported this new initiative, ... Read More