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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Leadership

$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

‘It still feels right’

Two decades after arriving at Carolina, Kevin Guskiewicz becomes interim chancellor. ... 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

A history suppressed

Two Carolina professors hope to honor thousands of African-Americans by uncovering injustices against them that, for decades, have been erased from public memory. ... Read More

Carolina People: Stacy Davis

Part of Stacy Davis' job is build scientific instruments tough enough to survive the effects of the hurricanes they are designed to study. "I like to say that if you can dream it, we can build it." ... Read More

Guskiewicz weighs in on curriculum revision at Faculty Council

At his first Faculty Council meeting as interim chancellor, Kevin M. Guskiewicz gave his opinion in an exchange about the ongoing development of a new general education curriculum, IDEAs in Action.  As dean of the College of Arts & Sciences for the past three years, Guskiewicz oversaw the revision of the curriculum. When some faculty […] ... Read More

Employee Forum honors Folt for her ‘courageous leadership’

The Employee Forum on Feb. 6 passed a resolution honoring former Chancellor Carol L. Folt, who left office at the end of January. The resolution said Folt has “served the entire University community with distinction, dignity and honor through difficult times and in so doing has demonstrated courageous leadership for this institution.” Specifically citing her decision […] ... Read More

Navigating the ‘new era of certain uncertainty’

In an increasingly volatile and complex world, the only certainty is uncertainty, says James H. Johnson Jr., a distinguished economic development and impact researcher and demographer in Kenan-Flager Business School. Cultivating a University ecosystem that can prosper in a time of continuous change is paramount, he said. But even more important is preparing students to […] ... Read More

Guskiewicz appointed interim chancellor

UNC System Interim President Bill Roper has named Kevin M. Guskiewicz as interim chancellor of the University. The appointment is effective immediately. ... Read More

Focus Carolina: Jeff Welty

aa Jeff Welty is an expert in criminal law and procedure in the School of Government. He founded and contributes regularly to the North Carolina Criminal Law Blog, an award-winning resource visited by approximately 100,000 users each month. He also serves as the director of the North Carolina Judicial College, which provides training and education to the state’s […] ... Read More