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Opioid Response Project helping NC communities fight opioid epidemic

Ten community teams from 16 counties across the state are participating in a new project from the School of Government that allows them to learn from faculty members, and each other as, they join forces to fight a costly and deadly epidemic. ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Melissa Lippold

Melissa Lippold is an associate professor in Carolina’s School of Social Work and a faculty member in the Center for Developmental Science. Her research focuses on parent-youth relationships and the role they plan in preventing risky behavior in adolescents and promoting adolescent physical health. She is interested in the design of family-based interventions to improve […] ... Read More

Former Chancellor Folt appointed president at USC

Former UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt will become the University of Southern California’s 12th president, the USC Board of Trustees announced Wednesday. Folt, who led Carolina from 2013 to January 2019, will take office as USC’s new president on July 1. The first female to lead UNC-Chapel Hill, Folt was known for advancing student […] ... Read More

Message from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz on Christchurch, New Zealand

Dear Carolina Community, On Friday, the people of New Zealand experienced the deadliest terror attack in their history, which took the lives of 49 people worshipping at two mosques in the city of Christchurch. On behalf of all of us at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I extend our deepest sympathies and […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Kelly Giovanello

Kelly Giovanello is a professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience, where she studies human memory and changes in the brain caused by disease. Her goal is to predict patients at risk for Alzheimer’s and diagnose the disease sooner. She has supported a grassroots effort from students to create a new neuroscience major that […] ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Alice Ammerman

As the director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Dr. Alice Ammerman is interested in design and testing of innovative ways to provide community-based nutrition and physical activity intervention approaches to prevent the risk of chronic diseases in primarily low income and minority populations. Her team has created Good Bowls, nutritious […] ... Read More

Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford to deliver Spring Commencement address

Interim Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz says “Jonathan’s message of global service to others will motivate our graduates as they begin the next chapter of their lives." ... Read More

$27.68 million gift to UNC School of Dentistry will enhance education, advance public service

Announced Feb. 20, a $27 million bequest from the estate of Dr. Claude A. Adams III of Durham is the largest single donation to the UNC School of Dentistry. Adams, who died in 2018, practiced dentistry in Durham for almost 25 years. To commemorate the donation, the school has been renamed the UNC Claude A. Adams Jr. and Grace Phillips Adams School of Dentistry in honor of his parents. ... Read More

And the Grammys go to . . . retired Carolina professor Bill Ferris.

University Libraries archivists can also take a bow for their part in the creation of “Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris” ... Read More

A problem for democracy

Penny Muse Abernathy’s latest book shares more strategies about how community newspapers can make the transition to the digital age successfully. ... Read More