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Virtual archaeology tour brings campus history to life

Remnants of Carolina’s history, hidden in some cases for thousands of years, have burst through the soil in virtual and actual forms thanks to a new walking tour. ... 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

Carolina is ahead of schedule on meeting many UNC System goals

The UNC System set the bar high for its schools, and Carolina is meeting its Higher Expectations. One year into Higher Expectations, the UNC System’s five-year strategic plan, Carolina surpassed goals for four of the nine metrics that the state measures, achieved moderate success with three others, and fell just short in the remaining two […] ... Read More

New name, new emphasis for environmental program

Greg Gangi is excited about the growing opportunities to connect students to careers in the clean-tech industry as part of E3P, which launched in July to enhance and expand the preexisting curriculum in environment and ecology. ... Read More

DeSimone receives prestigious National Academy of Sciences prize in convergent science

Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at Carolina and William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at NC State University, is the recipient of the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Award for Convergent Science. ... Read More

Carolina rises to 5th among US universities for federal research funding

Carolina has reached the ranks of the top five research universities in the United States for federal research expenditures, according to the latest National Science Foundation Higher Education Research and Development Survey. Carolina posted a record high for both overall research expenditures and federal expenditures during fiscal year 2017. ... Read More

Carolina faculty member named fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jeffrey Johnson, A. Ronald Gallant Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Johnson, chair of the chemistry department in UNC-Chapel Hill’s College of Arts & Sciences, was recognized for […] ... Read More

$14.7 million grant from NFL will examine 20-year neurologic health outcomes in former NFL players

A multi-institution team including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $14.7 million grant from the National Football League to study potential long-term neurologic health consequences of concussions and sub-concussive injuries sustained by former NFL players. It will be the largest cohort of former NFL players ever studied. Concern has been […] ... Read More

Former patient donates $10 million to further blood cancer research at Lineberger Center

A former patient of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital and a two-time Carolina alumnus is showing his gratitude to the center that helped him heal. A $10 million gift from W.G. Champion “Champ” Mitchell and his wife, Etteinne “ET,” of New Bern, will create a new fund supporting groundbreaking research in blood cancer at Lineberger […] ... Read More