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Welch, Rawlings blend story and song during Thomas Wolfe Lecture

On the eve of Thomas Wolfe’s 118th birthday, Grammy Award-winning lyricist and musician Gillian Welch and her song-writing partner David Rawlings to Moeser Auditorium delivered the Thomas Wolfe Lecture in story and song. Known for her at-times dark American songs, Welch is the first musician to be awarded the Wolfe Medal. Welch, known for her at-times dark Americana songs, is the first musician to be awarded the Wolfe Medal. ... Read More

VC Winston Crisp announces retirement

After 26 years of service to Carolina, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston B. Crisp will retire in October. “As a highly respected and much loved leader at Carolina, Winston has always placed students first and brought their voices and those of our staff into his leadership. He has continuously worked to enhance student success, […] ... Read More

Creating meaningful lives

The College of Arts & Sciences at Carolina is the only school that is, in fact, as old as the University itself. More than 75 percent of the students who graduate from Carolina will do so with at least one major in the College. It is also the academic home of 25 percent of Carolina’s graduate students. In this Q&A, Dean Kevin Guskiewicz shares his vision for the college. ... Read More

$10M gift to Carolina will broaden global reach, scholarship and opportunity

A $10 million gift from alumni Bill and Anne Harrison of Greenwich, Connecticut, to Carolina will strengthen the University’s global programs and presence. The generous gift from the Harrisons will endow two new senior-level leadership positions and support the strategic priorities of UNC Global, which incorporates many of the centralized programs and services that support Carolina’s […] ... Read More

In field hockey, the name to remember is Karen Shelton

  Karen Shelton never planned to be a head field hockey coach, not at Carolina nor anywhere else. At West Chester State (now West Chester University of Pennsylvania), she studied health and physical education. Her mentors taught those courses. And she desired to do the same. But as a three-time national champion and national player […] ... Read More

McFee, Roper win North Carolina’s highest civilian honor

The North Carolina Award was created by the General Assembly in 1961 to recognize significant contributions to the state and nation in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service and science. ... Read More

Chancellor announces $2 million fund, new hub to help students affected by hurricane

Carolina students affected by Hurricane Florence are receiving unprecedented emergency support from the University, which has set up a $2 million fund and a resource hub in the days following the disaster. At the Sept. 27 meeting of the University Board of Trustees, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced the creation of the $2 million Florence Student Emergency Fund and the Student Success Hub for Florence Recovery for those affected by the hurricane. ... Read More

Meet Stephanie Elizondo Griest, not exactly in her own words, but close

Elizondo Griest doesn’t just write her books. She lives them. She combines her interviewing skills, mountains of research and a flair for memoir to create what she calls a “lived experience.” As the Margaret R. Shuping Associate Professor of Creative Nonfiction, she is teaching that technique this fall in her Memoir as Witness course. ... Read More

Toward a healthier future

The Gillings School of Global Public Health is building a future that is safer, healthier, greener and more equitable for all people. In this Q&A, Dean Barbara Rimer shares her vision for the school. ... Read More

Retired faculty honor Shirley Ort, creator of Carolina Covenant

Shirley Ort, creator of the highly praised Carolina Covenant program, was selected for the 2018 Leadership Award from the Retired Faculty Association. Ort retired from the University in 2016 as associate provost and director of scholarships and financial aid. The Retired Faculty Association Leadership Award is intended to recognize outstanding contributions to the UNC System. […] ... Read More