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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz on Christchurch, New Zealand

Dear Carolina Community, On Friday, the people of New Zealand experienced the deadliest terror attack in their history, which took the lives of 49 people worshipping at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. On behalf of all of us at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I extend our deepest sympathies and […] ... Read More

Focusing on Flexibility

Flexible Learning Spaces Initiative will modernize up to 50 classrooms and advance student-focused interaction. ... Read More

Virtual archaeology tour brings campus history to life

Remnants of Carolina’s history, hidden in some cases for thousands of years, have burst through the soil in virtual and actual forms thanks to a new walking tour. ... Read More

Author John Grisham talks about advocacy for the innocent at annual lecture

John Grisham is a vocal advocate for the Innocence Project, which works to free innocent people convicted of crimes. ... Read More

Speaking up, health plan savings topics of March Employee Forum meeting

Employee Forum delegates learned how to speak up, work smart and save money at the March 6 meeting. Three presenters shared updates on items of interest to employees:  Speak Up Carolina: Kim Strom-Gottfried, the University’s director of ethics education and policy management, demonstrated the features of this online resource ( to help Carolina community members […] ... Read More

Curriculum committee asks faculty to take a big picture view of proposed changes

People don’t experience the world in a vacuum, concentrating on one topic at a time. Instead they are bombarded by a constantly changing interplay of history, science, politics, art and so on. Likewise, students should be taught to grapple with multiple subjects at a time and consider the ways in which they interact.  That’s the […] ... Read More

Carolina People: Janelle Bludorn

Part of the PA program’s mission is to accept, train and graduate students from North Carolina who want to practice medicine in this state. ... Read More

Preserving the public spirit of Carolina

Carolina’s School of Law is the oldest graduate and professional school in the University and in the state of North Carolina. It grew from a simple but profound insight: that the American experiment in free government would need public-spirited lawyers with the ethics and expertise to defend the rule of law. That foundational mission has held steady […] ... Read More

Engelhardt named interim senior associate dean

Elizabeth Engelhardt, current chair of American studies, has been named interim senior associate dean for fine arts and humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences, effective March 18. She replaces Terry Rhodes, who was appointed interim dean of the College on Feb. 26. As senior associate dean for fine arts and humanities, Engelhardt will […] ... Read More

UAAW recognizes five who are improving conditions for women at Carolina

The University will honor five Carolina women with the University Award for the Advancement of Women at a March 19 ceremony at 1 p.m. in the Stone Center. The award recognizes people on campus who have elevated the status of women, helped improve campus policies, promoted recruitment, retention and upward mobility of women and participated […] ... Read More