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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Social entrepreneur Rye Barcott to speak at spring Commencement

“Rye’s amazing life journey began while he was an undergraduate at Carolina, when he co-founded an acclaimed non-governmental organization, Carolina for Kibera, dedicated to breaking cycles of violence and developing young leaders in Kenya,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. ... Read More

Helping to lead the way

No matter what happens to the Confederate Monument, O.J. McGhee will be focused on helping the University do more to live up to its credo as the “University of the people.” The way to do that, he said, is to make it more representative of all people, not only by the students it admits, but also by the faculty and staff it hires. ... Read More

New book details 125-year history of The Daily Tar Heel

The book covers Carolina’s evolution into a modern research institution, key battles over academic freedom, freedom of speech and freedom of the press and how the University dealt with issues of race, gender and sexual identity. ... Read More

Carolina People: T.J. Scott

In this issue's Carolina People feature, meet T.J. Scott, who works behind the scenes for the University's Board of Trustees. ... Read More

Mathematics’ Yaiza Canzani named a Sloan Fellow ‘rising star’

The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as the next generation of scientific leaders. ... Read More

Lynch: Move forward by reflecting on history

The lesson in history is we can figure out how we managed to advance before and build on that for the future, said former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. ... Read More

Pioneering professor honored for contributions to Carolina

Joseph Jordan, director of the Stone Center, said Colin Palmer was “a giant in African-American and diaspora studies” who "led us toward the diaspora and a new understanding of black people in the world." ... Read More

CSAS director embraces the ‘messiness’ of history

Malinda Mayor Lowery hopes to glean from the study of the past the insights needed to imagine—and help to build —a better, brighter, more inclusive future for all the region’s communities. ... Read More

Belger named new director of the FPG Child Development Institute

“I look forward to working with an awesome community of scientists and merging my research in brain and cognitive sciences across child and adolescent development with FPG’s expertise in early child development and implementation science to continue the landmark work of the Institute,” Aysenil "Ayse" Belger said. ... Read More

New University-approved attendance policy emphasizes clarity, equity and accountability

A new class attendance policy and University-approved absence policy will be supported by a central office for handling UAAs that will offer in one place legal references and resources about how a UAA is approved and communicated. ... Read More