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Employees use Community Service Leave to give back to others

Building homes and tending to vegetables in a garden aren’t usually part of University employees’ job descriptions, but they can still be an invaluable part of a workday. ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Lewis Lampiris

Dr. Lewis Lampiris directs the Dentistry in Service to the Community program in the University’s Adams School of Dentistry, a required component that sends rising fourth- year dental students to underserved areas of North Carolina to provide dental care every summer. DISC’s impact is twofold: Carolina students gain a more holistic understanding of pa- tients […] ... Read More

Carolina People: Mari Diaz

Mari Diaz is inspired by students who come into CAPS seeking psychological services: "They're bright, hardworking, service-oriented and often motivated to work on themselves." ... Read More

New Edible Campus interactive map guides foragers to what’s in season

Fresh produce is available to anyone on campus, thanks to the Edible Campus, a program of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Now there is a new interactive map to help foragers find what's in season in the 11 gardens across campus. ... Read More

Carolina Latinx Center opens with expanded programs, resources for campus

The Carolina Latinx Center opened in a new location in Abernathy Hall earlier this month. “The foundation has been laid…now, we need to build the future,” said center director Josmell Perez. ... Read More

From a father’s journey to a national conference

A television broadcaster whose son has au- tism and a Carolina autism researcher have teamed up to create the first UNC Autism Fathers Conference. ... Read More

Aaron Salzberg to direct Water Institute

An international leader in global water policy, peace and security, Aaron Salzberg has been selected to be the Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor and director of The Water Institute at Carolina. Salzberg joins the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the environmental sciences and engineering department as a long-established leader in water policy. […] ... Read More

Helping vets make the transition to business

The transition from the military to business school was a whirlwind for Michael Burris. Within less than a month’s span, he served his last day in the U.S. Navy, married the love of his life, moved from the West Coast to the East Coast, and started his studies in the full-time MBA Program at Kenan-Flagler Business […] ... Read More

SNMA is the face of minority medicine in underserved communities

Two years ago, Carolei Bryan was an undergraduate pre-medical student at NC State when the UNC School of Medicine’s chapter of the Student National Medical Association helped fund her trip to the Annual Medical Education Conference in Atlanta. SNMA did this to support NC State’s chapter of the Minority Association of Pre-health Students. “That conference […] ... Read More

‘Hope grows here’

The place at the end of the bumpy dirt road looks and sounds like many farms in rural Chatham County. But the writing carved into the wooden sign above the garden gate shows the difference at the Farm at Penny Lane: “Hope Grows Here.” ... Read More