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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business & Innovation

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

McFee, Roper win North Carolina’s highest civilian honor

The North Carolina Award was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to recognize significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science. ... 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

Thorp Scholars recognized for work with communities

Nine Carolina faculty members were honored in August for their community engagement through scholarly endeavors as graduates of class VI of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program. ... Read More

Kalleberg explores the pitfalls of precarious work and what can be done about them

Precarious work creates economic insecurity that has far-reaching effects on almost every aspect of life, from uncertainty about paying bills to putting food on the table, and has even damaged overall well-being. ... Read More