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Sharon Horton Jones’ motherly wisdom applies to life, academics

Who gets the first hug from graduates of Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism after they receive their diplomas? Sharon Horton Jones.  The longtime academic adviser has been called a hero to thousands of students, a mother figure with an open heart and open door.  For those qualities and for her contributions to the school’s success, […] ... Read More

Gallup releases alumni survey on value of UNC System education

UNC System Interim President Bill Roper said the Gallup survey results “show that our alumni are more engaged, better prepared and lead more purposeful lives compared to the average college graduate.” ... Read More

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

Carolina, NC State to prepare more teachers for elementary and special education

An online teacher licensure program from Carolina and NC State University will help fulfill the state’s need for licensed elementary and special education teachers thanks to a generous grant from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation. The $200,000 grant will create new training modules in the existing Pathway to Practice NC online licensure program. The new modules […] ... Read More

Carolina receives national recognition for supporting first-generation students

Carolina has been named a “First Forward Advisory Institution” and is among the inaugural cohort of academic institutions nationwide being recognized for their commitment to supporting first-generation students. The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, made the announcement May 1. Carolina was among […] ... Read More

Notre Dame’s fire, restoration illustrative of its history, faculty say

The world watched as the April 15 fire destroyed the spire and two-thirds of the roof of Paris landmark Notre Dame Cathedral. Carolina faculty discuss the building, its significance and what comes next. ... 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

2019 University Teaching Awards

Recipients of the 2019 University Teaching Awards talk what it takes to be a good professor, what they have learned from their students, and something about themselves their students would be surprised to find out. ... Read More

Three from Carolina elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three faculty members from Carolina — Kathleen M. Harris, Jodi Magness and Bryan L. Roth— have been elected into the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Harris (sociology) and Magness (religious studies) are in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences. Roth (pharmacology) is in the UNC School of Medicine. The academy announced the election of its 2019 fellows on April […] ... Read More

New General Education curriculum will prepare Tar Heels to be lifelong learners

After a three-year process involving hundreds of faculty, students, staff and other key stakeholders, Carolina will have a new General Education curriculum for undergraduates beginning in fall 2021. The new IDEAs in Action curriculum — IDEA stands for Identify, Discover, Evaluate and Act — was endorsed by Faculty Council on April 12. ... Read More