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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


$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

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

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

Carolina celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Carolina honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at a banquet on Jan. 20, kicking off the University’s annual MLK Week of Celebration. The banquet, organized jointly by the MLK University/Community Planning Corporation and Carolina’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, recognized King’s bridge-building legacy and set the stage for a week of events on […] ... Read More

Carol Folt prepares to move on to her ‘new and next’

Chancellor Carol L. Folt departs the Carolina campus this week, after serving nearly six years as the University’s 11th chancellor. Carolina’s first woman chancellor, Folt arrived on campus in 2013, vowing to develop new ways of doing business, intensify entrepreneurial activities and adopt “a powerful unifying strategy for Carolina.” ... Read More

Carolina expands community college partnership with $1.1 million from GSK Foundation

As part of its mission to provide a high-quality education to North Carolinians of all backgrounds, Carolina is expanding its partnership with the state’s community colleges, bringing its signature Carolina Student Transfer Excellence Program to Guilford Technical Community College and Central Piedmont Community College and launching a component to support students entering the STEM workforce. […] ... Read More

Advancing health for all

  The School of Nursing is nationally recognized as one of the premier nursing schools in the country, with a mission of excellence in nursing education, research and practice. The school is creating, conducting and disseminating cutting-edge research and using its expertise and service for the betterment of individuals, communities, health care systems and the […] ... Read More

‘Find your why’

Reflecting on his own Carolina graduation, Winston Crisp offered three principles for a meaningful life: savor the journey, find what fills your soul and be kind to those you meet along the way. ... Read More

Steven W. Matson receives Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education

The board of directors of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has announced that Steven W. Matson, dean of Carolina's Graduate School and professor of biology, is the 2018 recipient of the Debra W. Stewart Award for Outstanding Leadership in Graduate Education. Matson received the honor at an awards ceremony held Dec. 6 at the CGS 58th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. ... 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