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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

World & Environment

MJ School honors a century of prize-winning journalism

The School of Media and Journalism celebrated the Pulitzer Prize Centennial on Feb. 20 by highlighting six North Carolina newspapers that have won the prestigious prize for meritorious public service. ... Read More

Battle Grove serves as a model for living-learning lab

Geoffrey Bell and his students Jun Wang and Brooke Benson tested the water in Battle Branch after a restoration project turned the once-soggy area beside McIver Residence Hall into a gentle stream that flows from Raleigh Street to Country Club Road. ... Read More

‘Creating Scientists’ is focus of 5-year QEP initiative

Carolina has launched a five-year initiative, “Creating Scientists: Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making,” to expose undergraduate students to more hands-on research and collaborative opportunities. ... Read More

Immigration Executive Order sparks campus response

Chancellor Carol L. Folt, administrators and members of the Faculty Council and Employee Forum responded swiftly to the immigration Executive Order on Jan. 27. ... Read More

Visiting scholars find home away from home

Retired faculty member Bobbie Lubker and her husband, Lynn, hosted international visiting scholars Sathish Raja (India) and Jinsong Pan (China) through the Academic Retirees as Liaisons for International Scholars program, sponsored by Carolina’s Association of Retired Faculty. ... Read More

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