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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Graduates urged to join a “conspiracy of good people”

As more than 6,000 Tar Heels participated in Carolina’s graduation ceremony on May 12, they were challenged to find not just their careers, but their callings, and to ask themselves what they are uniquely wired to do. ... Read More

Creating a buzz on campus

It began nearly two years ago with a cluster of hungry honeybees swirling around a campus trash can. Today, one of the hives in the Carolina Campus Community Garden is home to nearly 60,000 bees and a pollinator habitat is planned for the University’s new solar array project. ... Read More

Carolina People: Kimberly Pack McCullen

Technology will continue to change parking operations, but Kimberly Pack McCullen said customer service will always be a core value of Transportation and Parking Services. ... Read More

Leadership in Transition

VC Felicia A. Washington takes new HR post at USC Felicia A. Washington, vice chancellor for workforce strategy, equity and engagement, will leave Carolina at the end of the academic year to assume a new post as senior vice president for human resources at the University of Southern California. There she will join Carol L. […] ... Read More

Preparing students to imagine, innovate and invent

The state of North Carolina’s commitment to great journalism is at the root of more than a century of journalism education at Carolina. In 2015, the school changed its name to the School of Media and Journalism to show its commitment to preparing for a new media landscape while holding true to the values and […] ... Read More

GAA honors Folt, Roper and Crisp for service

The 2019 recipients of the GAA’s Distinguished Service Medals are Dr. William L. Roper, former medical school dean and CEO of UNC Health Care, left, Carol L. Folt, former chancellor, and Winston B. Crisp ’92 (JD), former vice chancellor for student affairs. (Photos by Ray Black III) ... Read More

Six individuals and one program receive 2019 Diversity Awards

Using the tagline “an inclusive blue begins with you,” Carolina’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion presented its 11th annual awards April 29 at the CURRENT Art Space on Franklin Street. Those honored came from a record number of nominations received this year. “Diversity opens the doors to challenge our thinking,” said Interim Chancellor Kevin M. […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Bo Li

As assistant professor of chemistry in the College of Arts & Sciences, Bo Li and the scientists in her lab are trying to unlock the hidden chemistry of bacteria for use in new antibiotics. Her research uses genomic-guided techniques to identify possibly therapeutic properties of bacteria, which could lead to new treatments for infectious diseases […] ... Read More

Graduate students essential to University’s research and teaching

The Graduate School at Carolina encompasses more than 80 academic programs offering more than 160 different graduate degrees. The 11,000 graduate students who make up 37% of the student body are essential to Carolina, providing the work-force behind a more than $1 billion research enterprise and teaching undergraduates with enthusiasm and creativity. In this Q&A, Dean […] ... Read More

Harvey Awards go to faculty work: housing app, game for hospitalized kids

Two faculty-led teams working on products to help people outside the University will receive a C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institutional Priorities at Carolina, which supply $75,000 in funding toward each project. The projects are an app to help low-income people find safe, affordable housing and an augmented reality game to improve outcomes for […] ... Read More