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World & Environment

Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s 1st Nobel laureate, passes away at 91

Oliver Smithies, Carolina's first full-time faculty member to win a Nobel Prize and a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, at UNC Hospitals after a short illness. He was 91. ... Read More

Growing Carolina: Edible Campus welcomes Laura Mindlin

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Edible Campus Initiative (ECI) is a project that promotes edible and sustainable landscaping and maintains a network of edible garden beds throughout the Carolina campus. After a successful pilot year, ECI is entering its next phase with newly appointed Edible Campus Coordinator Laura Mindlin at the helm. ... Read More

Carolina graduate named winner of 2017 TED prize

Raj Panjabi — who graduated with bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and sociology from Carolina and is also a School of Medicine graduate — has won the 2017 TED Prize, awarded annually to a leader with a bold wish to spark global change. ... Read More

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