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Business & Innovation

Focus Carolina: Jonas Monast

Jonas Monast directs the Center on Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics (CE3) at Carolina’s School of Law. His work focuses on the interaction of federal and state energy policies, aligning energy and environmental policy goals, and regulatory options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.   ... Read More

Leadership in transition

Leslie Parise steps down as faculty chair Leslie Parise announced March 25 that she will step down as faculty chair by the end of this semester. Parise, who is also chair of the biochemistry and biophysics department in the School of Medicine, served as chair of the faculty for the past two years. “In balancing […] ... Read More

‘This just feels different’  

Senior Vice Provost for Business Operations Rick Wernoski reviews the early successes of Operational Excellence and outlines the challenges ahead. With The Blueprint for Next as the guide for Carolina’s next decade, University employees embrace its goals and are eager to propel Carolina forward. The campus community is moving toward a culture of continuous improvement to transform […] ... Read More

US News & World Report ranks Carolina’s graduate programs among country’s best

Carolina’s graduate programs once again received high rankings as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Graduate Schools.” For the second year in a row, the School of Medicine is first for its primary care program. In addition, the Gillings School of Global Public Health tied for second and the School of Social […] ... Read More

Former Chancellor Folt appointed president at USC

Former UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt will become the University of Southern California’s 12th president, the USC Board of Trustees announced Wednesday. Folt, who led Carolina from 2013 to January 2019, will take office as USC’s new president on July 1. The first female to lead UNC-Chapel Hill, Folt was known for advancing student […] ... Read More


Rebecca Macy, a professor in the School of Social Work, is passionate about ending family violence and human trafficking through her research. She works with organizations to bring economic empowerment and other much-needed services to victims and their families, allowing them to create independent lives for themselves. Macy is also the L. Richardson Preyer Distinguished […] ... Read More

Carolina is ahead of schedule on meeting many UNC System goals

The UNC System set the bar high for its schools, and Carolina is meeting its Higher Expectations. One year into Higher Expectations, the UNC System’s five-year strategic plan, Carolina surpassed goals for four of the nine metrics that the state measures, achieved moderate success with three others, and fell just short in the remaining two […] ... Read More

The next pursuit of excellence

"Through transformation of our operations, we will have the ability to achieve so much more here at Carolina," says Provost Robert A. Blouin. ... Read More

Imagining – and discovering – the possibilities

A trailblazer from Fayetteville, Lewis Burton became the first African- American student to graduate from Carolina’s business school in 1965. ... Read More

Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford to deliver Spring Commencement address

Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz says “Jonathan’s message of global service to others will motivate our graduates as they begin the next chapter of their lives." ... Read More