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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business & Innovation

Trustees study a minor change at Feb. 1 meeting

This age of political polarization may be just the right time for an idea launched by Oxford University in 1920—the combined study of philosophy, politics and economics. Professor Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, founding director of the PPE program here at Carolina, is planning to create a major in the discipline. ... Read More

Carolina listed in Best Workplaces for Commuters 2018

Carolina was one of 37 colleges and universities nationally and one of six in North Carolina to receive the designation Best Workplaces for Commuters for 2018. ... Read More

When the teacher becomes the student

Tanja Snively went from accountant to professor to student at Kenan-Flagler Business School. Now she is a full-time lecturer teaching in both the master’s in accounting and MBA@UNC programs. ... Read More

Convergent science gains momentum

Rich Superfine, chair of the department of applied physical sciences, explains this next-generation approach to science and the new institute that will be home to it at Carolina. ... Read More

Message from the Provost on new VC for Finance & Operations

Provost Robert "Bob" Blouin announces that Jonathan Pruitt, "a proven leader in financial and operational efficiency," will be Carolina's next Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations. ... Read More

McCall’s 29-year career mirrored the rise of UNC Health Care

Since 2013, Karen McCall has served as chief communications and marketing officer for an organization that now includes 12 hospitals. ... Read More

Carolina, USFQ reaffirm commitment to partnership in Galápagos

President Carlos Montúfar of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador visited Carolina last month to join Chancellor Carol L. Folt in reaffirming their commitment to the Carolina-USFQ partnership and to the institutions’ collaborative activities in the Galápagos Islands. ... Read More

Message from the Chancellor about Matt Fajack

Matt Fajack, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration, has accepted a position as the vice president for financial affairs at the University of Alabama. He will leave Carolina in early February to start his new job. ... Read More

Meeting robots, rewarding bravery

In a fast-paced presentation to the University Board of Trustees on Nov. 16, Steven King described how the UNC School of Media and Journalism is using technology, in partnership with the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets, to create a new generation of journalists. ... Read More

QEP courses transform student experience

Carolina currently offers 30 undergraduate courses developed with funding and support through the Quality Enhancement Program, a five-year initiative to enhance the undergraduate learning experience through “connecting, doing and making.” ... Read More