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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business & Innovation

A problem for democracy

Penny Muse Abernathy’s latest book shares more strategies about how community newspapers can make the transition to the digital age successfully. ... Read More

Navigating the ‘new era of certain uncertainty’

In an increasingly volatile and complex world, the only certainty is uncertainty, says James H. Johnson Jr., a distinguished economic development and impact researcher and demographer in Kenan-Flager Business School. Cultivating a University ecosystem that can prosper in a time of continuous change is paramount, he said. But even more important is preparing students to […] ... Read More

A long legacy of innovation

Kenan-Flagler Business School launched its Undergraduate Business Program in 1919. This year the program celebrates a century of leading the state toward economic growth and innovation. Student demand for the program has only grown over the decades, from 125 enrolled students in 1919 to nearly 900 today. The program has remained relevant for a century […] ... Read More

New name, new emphasis for environmental program

Greg Gangi is excited about the growing opportunities to connect students to careers in the clean-tech industry as part of E3P, which launched in July to enhance and expand the preexisting curriculum in environment and ecology. ... Read More

Westbrooks sees University libraries as a catalyst for change

As University librarian, Elaine Westbrooks also wants to put libraries in the center of the discussion about what the future of the University will be. ... Read More

Allison Aiello discusses her research on how the flu spreads

Focus Carolina is an exclusive program on WCHL where faculty members talk about their research and how it serves our community and the state, nation and world. The following transcript is from a recent Focus Carolina interview that aired on WCHL. To hear more interviews with Carolina faculty, visit https://gazette.unc.edu/ focus-carolina.   Flu season is […] ... Read More

DeSimone receives prestigious National Academy of Sciences prize in convergent science

Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at Carolina and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University, is the recipient of the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Award for Convergent Science. ... Read More

Carolina People: Henry Price

As a financial analyst for the University, Henry Price uses his knowledge and skills to to find solutions to whatever problems may arise. He likes the fact that each day presents a new challenge. ... Read More

Leveling the playing field

Insights and strategies gleaned from business seminars created for the U.S. Navy have contributed nearly $2 billion in savings since their inception in 2011. ... Read More

‘A Journey to Excellence’

Forum members learn about plans for a new administrative operating model A new administrative operating model for Carolina is now in the works. During the Nov. 7 meeting of the Employee Forum, Senior Vice Provost for Business Operations Rick Wernoski announced that the Provost’s Office has begun work on the new model, which he described […] ... Read More