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Carolina People: Jenny Marvel

After studying Jusepe de Ribera’s “Portrait of a Knight of Santiago,” Jenny Marvel was so inspired she walked 500 miles across Northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. There are parallels, she said, between how she lives and how she teaches as the head of school and community programs at the Ackland Art Museum. "It is about slowing down, looking closely and being aware of everything that you notice." ... Read More

Meet the Makers

At its heart, the Be A Maker space in Murray Hall is an open workshop with access to emerging technologies like 3D printing and laser cutting as well as traditional tools for sewing and woodworking. But what makes BeAM stand out is not the fancy equipment inside. It’s the open door that invites everybody in, said Kyle Glochick, BeAM administrative assistant. ... Read More

Building babies’ brains with books

A program designed by a pediatrician and fellow in the Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement helps parents bond with preemies by reading to them. ... Read More

As ACC Network launches Aug. 22, Carolina opens production center

In its first year, ACCN will televise approximately 450 live contests including 40 regular-season football games, 150 men's and women's basketball games and 200 other regular-season competitions and tournament games from across the conference's 27 sponsored sports. ... Read More

Carolina People: Monica Hill

What does Monica Hill like best about her job supporting scholastic journalism throughout North Carolina? Working with great people, of course. "I have the advantage of working with the best philanthropists in education because high school journalism teachers give so much to students," she said. ... Read More

Welcome to Carolina, Students

A new school year is underway. The students are back in Chapel Hill and campus is buzzing again. The Carolina community grows a little bigger each August, as thousands of new first-year, transfer and graduates students officially become Tar Heels. To read more about these students, visit      Elly Cummins Pittsboro Advocate After her 18-year-old […] ... Read More

Focus on Frank Baumgartner

Frank Baumgartner’s latest books use data to help us better understand the implications of public policy on society. For “Suspect Citizens,” he analyzed data from 20 million traffic stops in North Carolina, his research showing the high costs and low dividends of traffic stops in fighting crime. A second book, “Deadly Justice: A Statistical Portrait […] ... Read More

Interior locks installed in all classrooms for new semester

A classroom door lock initiative that began last summer has now been completed, and interior locks have now been installed in 199 general purpose, 196 professional school and 125 departmental and laboratory classrooms across campus. The new classroom locks will enhance the safety of University students, faculty and staff. While locks existed in campus classrooms, […] ... Read More

Welcome back to Carolina from Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz

Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz welcomes Tar Heels back to campus with a new video message. ... Read More

Carolina launches 24/7 hotline to support student mental health

As of Aug. 17, Carolina students have 24/7 access to mental health support via a new Counseling and Psychological Services hotline. Students who are experiencing a crisis or who need immediate mental health support can call Counseling and Psychological Services at 919-966-3658 at any time to be connected with a professional who can help. The CAPS 24/7 […] ... Read More