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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business & Innovation

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

Focus Carolina: Penny Abernathy

Penny Abernathy is the Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics and a director of the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media. Her research focuses on two overlapping areas: Documenting areas of the country that are at risk of becoming news deserts and finding sustainable business strategies to keep local news organizations […] ... Read More

Deerfield Management commits up to $64M for new drug research company

Carolina and Deerfield Management have entered into a partnership to create Pinnacle Hill LLC., a company seeking to discover new medicines to address today’s significant unmet medical needs. Deerfield has committed $65 million of targeted funding. ... Read More

4 faculty members honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. This year's prizes were announced at the Oct. 12 Faculty Council meeting. ... Read More

5 receive 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards

Five Tar Heels received Distinguished Alumni Awards at University Day. ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Ed Maydew

Ed Maydew is the David E. Hoffman Distinguished Professor of Accounting and director of the UNC Tax Center, which brings together tax scholars, policymakers and practitioners. His research focuses on taxation and accounting and the role they play in economic decisions. ... Read More

Creating meaningful lives

The College of Arts & Sciences at Carolina is the only school that is, in fact, as old as the University itself. More than 75 percent of the students who graduate from Carolina will do so with at least one major in the College. It is also the academic home of 25 percent of Carolina’s graduate students. In this Q&A, Dean Kevin Guskiewicz shares his vision for the college. ... Read More