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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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

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

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

Teen teams rescue Rocky Mount resources from online invisibility

A group of high school students start their summer mornings walking up and down the business and residential streets of Rocky Mount. As the teens make their rounds, they update business information into a phone app. Their routes are dotted with stops to talk to business owners and curious residents wondering what kids in bright […] ... Read More

Carolina People: LaChaun Banks

LaChaun Banks' mission at NC Growth is to help create good jobs and equitable opportunities for people in the state of North Carolina. ... Read More

New program will offer early-stage legal counsel for profit and nonprofit ventures

It takes drive, ambition, patience and persistence to become an entrepreneur. It also takes access to legal resources—a need that will be met with the new clinical entrepreneurship program at the School of Law, presented by Dean Martin Brinkley to the Board of Trustees. ... Read More

Zoller honored with entrepreneurship award

The Deshpande Foundation recognized business professor Ted Zoller for extraordinary achievements in entrepreneurship. ... Read More

Priority order

"One of my key areas of concentration was to build a high-performing, collaborative cabinet committed to guiding the daily work of our University while we also created our path into the future," said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. ... Read More

Belger named director of the FPG Child Development Institute

Aysenil “Ayse” Belger has been named the new director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, effective April 1. She has been a faculty member at Carolina for 18 years. ... Read More