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Clean Tech Summit shows path to a green global economy

“North Carolina is poised to be a national hub of clean technology for the country and the world,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Bob Blouin. ... Read More

Social entrepreneur Rye Barcott to speak at spring Commencement

“Rye’s amazing life journey began while he was an undergraduate at Carolina, when he co-founded an acclaimed non-governmental organization, Carolina for Kibera, dedicated to breaking cycles of violence and developing young leaders in Kenya,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. ... 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

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

The once and future Dean

“I’m very proud of the people I helped to bring to the University. They all have the capability to transform the areas they are responsible for,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost James W. Dean Jr., who is stepping down from his position effective Sept. 18, when Dean Robert "Bob" Blouin of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy will become the new provost. ... Read More

Carolina exceeds $500 million with best-ever fundraising year

Carolina received $543.3 million in donor commitments in the 2017 fiscal year, marking Carolina’s third-straight fundraising record and first time topping $500 million. One of those commitments is the $25 million gift of art and endowment funding from Sheldon and Leena Peck of Boston to support European and American art collections at the Ackland Art Museum. ... Read More

Dean Bob Blouin to succeed Jim Dean as provost

The University has named Robert "Bob" Blouin, longtime dean of the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, to serve as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University. Blouin will succeed Jim Dean, who will step down to return to the faculty of the Kenan-Flagler Business School in the fall of 2018 following a research leave. ... Read More

Silicon Revolution series

The Gazette was able to tag along with history professor James Leloudis and the 16 students in his Maymester class, Silicon Revolution, this summer. These are the stories and video from our three-part series. ... Read More

Carolina West

For his Silicon Revolution class, professor James Leloudis tapped into a sprawling Tar Heel network in California’s Silicon Valley. ... Read More

Reimagining science education for visually impaired students

Feelin’ DNA aims to inspire the visually impaired community by providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers with 3-D models so they can incorporate them into their classrooms. ... Read More