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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

Faculty Council passes resolution in support of DACA

Faculty Council voted to endorse a UNC system-wide Faculty Assembly resolution asking elected officials to create a permanent legal status for youth currently eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. ... Read More

$10 million Faculty Excellence Challenge to fund faculty recruitment and retention

“So many of those seminal individuals were my professors here, and their impact on my life has not only been profound, but it continues even today," said John G. Ellison Jr. "I want that for every student who comes to Carolina, because they deserve it and society needs their leadership for our future.” ... Read More

Carolina creates UNC Institute for Convergent Science

The Institute for Convergent Science will allow the College of Arts & Sciences to expand the Be A Maker network beyond the BeAM space in Murray Hall. ... Read More

Running down a dream

Carmen Huerta-Bapat inspires Carolina Firsts students by sharing her own struggles to reach success. ... Read More

Carolina cuts ribbon for veterans resource center

Four years ago, in a small room tucked away in the Student Union, Trustee Haywood Cochrane and then Carolina student Jacob Hinton sketched out a vision of a resource center for the University’s veterans on the back of a napkin. On Sept. 28, their vision became a reality when Carolina officially opened the Carolina Veterans Resource Center. ... Read More