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Carolina Conversations: Search committee members should be aware of the unconscious mind

Chief Diversity Officer Rumay Alexander believes that one of the first things people should do after being named to a search committee is start the search within themselves. Knowing who you are will help you be more effective — and fair — in vetting job candidates for the University, suggested Alexander, associate vice chancellor and […] ... Read More

Students for Fair Admissions files lawsuit

Dear Carolina Community, We are writing to share an update about a federal lawsuit filed against the University and UNC System that challenges our ability to admit and educate a diverse community of outstanding students. Our admissions policies and practices comply with the spirit and letter of the law, and we will continue to vigorously […] ... Read More

New name, new emphasis for environmental program

Greg Gangi is excited about the growing opportunities to connect students to careers in the clean-tech industry as part of E3P, which launched in July to enhance and expand the preexisting curriculum in environment and ecology. ... Read More

Resolve to get rid of office clutter

If you’ve been planning to clean out your emails or file folders but just haven’t gotten around to it — or if you’re afraid to toss anything that might be a public record — now is the time to keep it or trash it. ... Read More

Westbrooks sees University libraries as a catalyst for change

As University librarian, Elaine Westbrooks also wants to put libraries in the center of the discussion about what the future of the University will be. ... Read More

Carolina People: Abi Kalicicki

What likes Abi Kalicicki most about her job as a peer support specialist is when patients reach the goals they set for themselves. “They have an ‘aha’ moment and become more confident and then want to set more goals.” ... Read More

25 emerging leaders graduate from ULEAD program

University Leadership Education and Development is an annual program sponsored by Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement to develop emerging leaders at Carolina, N.C. Central University and the UNC System office. For 2018, 25 participants attended courses, completed assessments and worked on team projects that benefited these three institutions of higher education. Executive Vice Chancellor and […] ... Read More

Allison Aiello discusses her research on how the flu spreads

Focus Carolina is an exclusive program on WCHL where faculty members talk about their research and how it serves our community and the state, nation and world. The following transcript is from a recent Focus Carolina interview that aired on WCHL. To hear more interviews with Carolina faculty, visit https://gazette.unc.edu/ focus-carolina.   Flu season is […] ... Read More

Carolina expands community college partnership with $1.1 million from GSK Foundation

As part of its mission to provide a high-quality education to North Carolinians of all backgrounds, Carolina is expanding its partnership with the state’s community colleges, bringing its signature Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program to Guilford Technical Community College and Central Piedmont Community College and launching a component to support students entering the STEM workforce. […] ... Read More

New internship program prepares students for environmental careers with training, funding

A $1 million gift from Pavel Molchanov, an expert in energy sector analysis, will endow the Pavel Molchanov Scholars Program. The program will create a partnership between Carolina’s Institute for the Environment and selected environmental small businesses, nonprofit organizations and government institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Each year, up to 10 undergraduate students […] ... Read More