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Belger named director of the FPG Child Development Institute

Aysenil “Ayse” Belger has been named the new director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, effective April 1. She has been a faculty member at Carolina for 18 years. ... Read More

Clean Tech Summit shows path to a green global economy

“North Carolina is poised to be a national hub of clean technology for the country and the world,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Bob Blouin. ... Read More

Researchers engineer T-cells to target brain cancer cells and attack tumors

A team of researchers from the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center led by Gianpietro Dotti, a professor in the School of Medicine department of microbiology and immunology, has genetically engineered cancer-killing immune cells (T-cells) that can hunt and attack brain tumors. ... Read More

UNC scientists take a big step toward a better opioid

"Tens of thousands of people who take opioids die every year, and so we need safer and more effective drugs for treating pain and related conditions," said Bryan Roth. ... Read More

MEASURE Evaluation Project scores $232 million award, Carolina’s largest

One of the largest research awards made to the University just got bigger, making MEASURE Evaluation not only Carolina’s largest project in global health, but also the recipient of the largest single award the University has ever received, at $231.9 million. ... Read More

Gopal encourages graduates to ‘be bold but also boring’

Be audacious in your pursuits, but not in a flashy, shallow way, Carolina’s Satish Gopal told graduates at the Winter Commencement ceremony at the Dean Smith Center on Dec. 17. ... Read More

Carolina, USFQ reaffirm commitment to partnership in Galápagos

President Carlos Montúfar of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador visited Carolina last month to join Chancellor Carol L. Folt in reaffirming their commitment to the Carolina-USFQ partnership and to the institutions’ collaborative activities in the Galápagos Islands. ... Read More

Meeting robots, rewarding bravery

In a fast-paced presentation to the University Board of Trustees on Nov. 16, Steven King described how the UNC School of Media and Journalism is using technology, in partnership with the New York Times, the Washington Post and other major media outlets, to create a new generation of journalists. ... Read More

Gopal to address winter graduates

Satish Gopal, an innovative cancer researcher on the forefront of cancer treatment in Malawi, works to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer in one of the most resource-limited settings in the world. ... Read More

A job well done

Bob Miles traveled a great distance 17 years ago when he left the University of Glasgow in Scotland to become the first full-time director of Carolina’s Study Abroad Program. Under his leadership, the program has come a long way, too. ... Read More