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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Inventor of the Year Mark Schoenfisch makes NO the optimistic answer

Mark Schoenfisch has turned his passion for researching the molecule nitric oxide (NO) into medical inventions that can save lives by detecting deadly infections and improve the lives of people with diabetes and cystic fibrosis. ... Read More

Rye Barcott to graduates: ‘Do not run from the pain’

Rye Barcott, the co-founder of nonprofits Carolina for Kibera and With Honor, delivered the Commencement address as Carolina celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2018. ... Read More

Good deeds and leadership highlight Polk’s 37-year career in admissions

Stephen Farmer said Barbara Polk's good deeds typically take place behind the scenes. "She has done them out of love for the University and the goodness of her heart," he said. ... Read More

Cleared for landing: The closing of the Horace Williams Airport marks the end of an era

The University's compelling need to keep Horace Williams Airport open ended in 2011 when the fleet of Area Health Education Center planes used to ferry medical experts across the state moved to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. ... Read More

The kids are not alright

A Carolina researcher is dedicated to improving the well-being of youths who take care of their parents and siblings. ... Read More

Three receive honorary degrees at 2018 commencement

Phillip Leroy Clay Doctor of Laws Clay, an eminent scholar of urban life, served as chancellor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A native of Wilmington, he graduated from Carolina with honors in 1968. He earned a doctorate in city planning at MIT in 1975 and joined the MIT faculty. He became head of the […] ... Read More

Behind the scenes at Commencement

Here’s a look at just a few of the many University employees whose work and preparation make Commencement weekend a success. ... Read More

Employee Forum hears from Chancellor Folt, passes compensation resolution

In a question and answer session after her talk, Folt sympathized with delegates’ dissatisfaction with salary and benefits, addressed questions about transit and parking and welcomed ideas for change. She got them. ... Read More

Winners Selected for UNC Creativity Hubs Inaugural Awards

Carolina research teams span disciplines to fight obesity and advance water purification. ... Read More

Lineberger’s Griffith elected into National Academy of Sciences

Griffith is a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Kenan Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics. ... Read More