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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

World & Environment

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

Toward a healthier future

The Gillings School of Global Public Health is building a future that is safer, healthier, greener and more equitable for all people. In this Q&A, Dean Barbara Rimer shares her vision for the school. ... Read More

Carolina named a top education value in 2 separate rankings

In U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” rankings for the 18th straight year, Carolina placed fifth among national public universities. For the 14th consecutive time in “Great Schools, Great Prices,” Carolina was the first national public university, the eighth overall in rankings of national universities for best value. ... Read More

Thorp Scholars recognized for work with communities

Nine Carolina faculty members were honored in August for their community engagement through scholarly endeavors as graduates of class VI of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program. ... Read More

Chinese province honors Hans Paerl

China’s Jiangsu Province gave Carolina researcher Hans Paerl an International Science and Technology Cooperation Award on Aug. 28 for helping the Chinese government develop a nutrient management strategy to counter the proliferation of toxic algal blooms in its lakes. The award was accepted on Paerl’s behalf by professor Guangwei Zhu, one of his key collaborators […] ... Read More

Carolina rises to 30th in 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Carolina ranks 30th in the world and 22nd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities released by the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. The announcement was made Aug. 15, in conjunction with the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This places Carolina ninth among […] ... Read More

Meet Carolina’s new and notable faculty 2018–19

The University welcomes many new faculty members each year. Some have freshly minted doctorates, but others are seasoned professors and researchers and experienced professionals new to the world of academia. For the 2018–19 academic year, 86 new people will join the Carolina faculty. Here’s an introduction to a few of them.       Sayamindu […] ... Read More

University fleet keeps Carolina rolling along

Without the vehicles of the University fleet, the people who drive them and the technicians who maintain them, the University could not function as one of the world’s top teaching and research institutions. ... Read More