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For 30 years, Stone Center has been bringing people together

Located in the heart of campus, neighboring the Bell Tower and Kenan Stadium, the three-floor brick structure has a 360-seat auditorium, art gallery and museum, a 10,000-volume library, a large multipurpose room, a computer classroom and even a dance studio. A variety of campus groups, including both the Employee Forum and the Faculty Council, have met here, and it is home to the Carolina Women’s Center and the Institute of African-American Research. ... Read More

University Libraries receives $1.75 million Mellon grant

Speeches that U.S. presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy delivered at Carolina, recordings of Beat poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, performances by North Carolina icons Andy Griffith and Doc Watson and street scenes filmed across North Carolina in the 1930s are among the items that global audiences and researchers will […] ... Read More

Carolina rises to 30th in 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Carolina ranks 30th in the world and 22nd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. The announcement was made Aug. 15, in conjunction with the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This places Carolina ninth among […] ... Read More

‘The center of the universe for southern studies’

For more than a century, Carolina researchers and libraries have collected millions of southern artifacts and documents—making Carolina a hub for the study of the American South. ... Read More

Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Symposium showcases student research

Emma Halker is the first scientist—the only scientist—in her family, and she’s sharing her knowledge with the public for the first time. A first-generation college student at Carolina, Halker presented her biology research July 25 at the fourth annual Summer Undergraduate Pipeline Research Symposium. “It means everything to me to be here,” she said. “No […] ... Read More

Meet Carolina’s new and notable faculty 2018–19

The University welcomes many new faculty members each year. Some have freshly minted doctorates, but others are seasoned professors and researchers and experienced professionals new to the world of academia. For the 2018–19 academic year, 86 new people will join the Carolina faculty. Here’s an introduction to a few of them.       Sayamindu […] ... Read More

A summer for scholars

For the past 29 years, MURAP has brought underrepresented college juniors and seniors to Chapel Hill to explore a life in academia. ... Read More

Spellings announces a new innovation lab to improve student success

Chancellor Carol L. Folt, along with the chancellors from the other UNC System institutions in the Triangle, joined System President Margaret Spellings for a discussion about the powerful tie between access to higher education and an opportunity for a better life. ... Read More

Going global

Carolina will rise faster and farther as a global university by collaborating with its six strategic partners around the world. ... Read More

For the love of dog

A dog may be man’s best friend, but students in a Maymester course titled Canine Cultures found out the relationship is far more complex than most folks think. ... Read More