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Early successes help build support for Operational Excellence initiative

Faculty and staff are already seeing the positive impact of Operational Excellence, the provost’s initiative to reimagine the University’s business practices, one year after the campus-wide effort began. ... Read More

Achieving the biggest goals starts with getting the simplest things right

“To do those big, bold strategic things, we have to learn how to handle the simplest and most basic things extremely well,” said Dean Scott De Rossi of the Adams School of Dentistry. “And that is what Operational Excellence is all about." ... Read More

Update on Diversity and Inclusion from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz

Interim Chancellor Guskiewicz shares updates on efforts to foster diversity, equity and inclusion at Carolina. ... Read More

Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting comes to Carolina

The Ida B. Wells Society, a national organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting, will now be based at the School of Media and Journalism, the school announced Aug. 15. ... Read More

Reminder on First Amendment, free speech laws and policies

Dear Carolina Community: As we start another academic year and welcome new and returning students, faculty and staff to Carolina, we want to remind everyone about the important role that free speech plays on our campus. Carolina is committed to fostering an environment where intellectual engagement flourishes. The free exchange of ideas is what makes […] ... Read More

State treasurer announces resolution of impasse over State Health Plan

Dr. A. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health Care and dean of the School of Medicine, spoke to Employee Forum about changes to the State Health Plan on Aug. 7. The next day, a new State Health Plan with an expanded network of providers was announced. ... Read More

Mastering the art of math

For the past 10 years, Mark McCombs has taught the first-year seminar Math, Art and the Human Experience, designed to give students different perspectives on what math and art can be.  ... Read More

Institute for the Arts and Humanities announces its 2019-20 Faculty Fellows

Sixteen faculty members make up the newest class of Faculty Fellows at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities. The Faculty Fellowship Program provides on-campus leaves for faculty in the College of Arts & Sciences to pursue research and creative work that leads to publication, exhibition, composition and performance. The program supports a weekly seminar […] ... Read More

Apply by July 31 to participate in Tar Heel Bus Tour

The Tar Heel Bus Tour planning committee has received a great response to Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz’s invitation to apply to participate in the 2019 Tar Heel Bus Tour. As a reminder, this Wednesday, July 31, is the last day to submit an application for a spot on the bus. This year the tour will […] ... Read More

Suzanne Barbour of University of Georgia to be new Graduate School dean

Suzanne Barbour, dean of the Graduate School at the University of Georgia, will be dean of the Graduate School and professor of biochemistry and biophysics, effective Sept. 3. ... Read More