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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

World & Environment

US News & World Report ranks Carolina’s graduate programs among country’s best

Carolina’s graduate programs once again received high rankings as part of U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Graduate Schools.” For the second year in a row, the School of Medicine is first for its primary care program. In addition, the Gillings School of Global Public Health tied for second and the School of Social […] ... 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

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

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

New internship program prepares students for environmental careers with training, funding

A $1 million gift from Pavel Molchanov, an expert in energy sector analysis, will endow the Pavel Molchanov Scholars Program. The program will create a partnership between Carolina’s Institute for the Environment and selected environmental small businesses, nonprofit organizations and government institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Each year, up to 10 undergraduate students […] ... Read More

AAU president calls for university-government partnerships

The partnership between American research universities and the federal government is at risk, threatening our progress as a nation, says Mary Sue Coleman, president of the Association of American Universities. “There is no partnership like this on the planet, and we are at risk of undermining it with shortsighted thinking,” Coleman said during the 11th […] ... Read More

Leveling the playing field

Insights and strategies gleaned from business seminars created for the U.S. Navy have contributed nearly $2 billion in savings since their inception in 2011. ... Read More

Creating meaningful lives

The College of Arts & Sciences at Carolina is the only school that is, in fact, as old as the University itself. More than 75 percent of the students who graduate from Carolina will do so with at least one major in the College. It is also the academic home of 25 percent of Carolina’s graduate students. In this Q&A, Dean Kevin Guskiewicz shares his vision for the college. ... Read More

$10M gift to Carolina will broaden global reach, scholarship and opportunity

A $10 million gift from alumni Bill and Anne Harrison of Greenwich, Connecticut, to Carolina will strengthen the University’s global programs and presence. The generous gift from the Harrisons will endow two new senior-level leadership positions and support the strategic priorities of UNC Global, which incorporates many of the centralized programs and services that support Carolina’s […] ... Read More

When a hurricane hits

Carolina dodged the worst of Hurricane Florence, the storm that hovered over the southeastern part of the state for days, causing torrential flooding and leaving millions without power. But that doesn’t mean that the University wasn’t impacted by the storm. ... Read More