UNC-Chapel Hill wins $1 million Cooke Prize

Harold O. Levy speaks during the Cooke Foundation announcement. June 19, 2017. Carolina Inn. Chapel Hill, NC. $1 million Cooke Prize for Equity in Educational Excellence, which recognizes a college making strides in enrolling low-income students and supporting them to successful graduation. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

The son of Mexican immigrants who were unable to earn a higher education degree, Isai Garcia-Baza was raised to believe that college was undoubtedly in his future. As he got older, however, he realized the path to higher education would be more challenging — and expensive — than he once thought. But through the Carolina Student Transfer… Read more »

‘A light of hope’

UNC Horizons’ new state-of-the-art facility is a place where women and children go to heal, and the program’s intergenerational, multi-disciplinary approach to healing holds the key to help women and children around the world, said Hendrée Jones, the program’s executive director. UNC Horizons is a world leader in treating women with substance use disorder and… Read more »

A transformative day for entrepreneurship at Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated an $18 million gift from the Shuford family to the College of Arts & Sciences that will more than double the size of Carolina’s nationally recognized undergraduate entrepreneurship program. The minor in entrepreneurship will be named the Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship in the family’s honor. The celebration took place on May 23, 2017. (Melanie Busbee/UNC-Chapel Hill)

An $18 million gift from three alumni siblings will more than double the size of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s nationally ranked undergraduate entrepreneurship program based in the College of Arts and Sciences. The gift from the Shuford family of Hickory, North Carolina is the largest single one-time gift by a living… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill achieves unprecedented growth in impact from innovation and entrepreneurship

The number of innovations, entrepreneurs and ventures developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – and the speed of their creation – is showing unprecedented growth, according to a new report by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. The Innovate Carolina Roadmap reports significant societal and economic… Read more »

‘Never forget where you came from’

For more than two centuries, Tar Heels have made their mark on the world. They’ve built businesses, been to space, governed states, saved lives and improved their communities. And on May 14, the journeys of more than 6,000 new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduates began at Kenan Stadium. “Wherever you go, whatever… Read more »

Beginning of a ‘great responsibility’

After years of research, teaching and training, nearly 300 doctoral candidates closed out their Carolina careers May 13 at the Dean E. Smith Center. As their time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came to an end, they were given a new challenge: use their degree for public good. It’s a mission… Read more »

End of year message from Chancellor Folt

Dear Campus Community, Like all of you, I’m looking ahead to graduation on Mother’s Day and wondering how it got here so quickly. I’m also reflecting with gratitude about all that you’ve accomplished this year. Sincerely, Carol L. Folt Chancellor

UNC hosts reception at Winston House in London for alumni, friends

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a reception for more than 80 alumni and friends at Winston House in London. The reception was a prelude to the upcoming year of programming to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Winston House, Carolina’s European hub in historic Bedford Square. The gathering on April 26, offered alumni… Read more »

Nine recognized for work to further diversity and inclusion

Nine people or groups received 2017 University Diversity Awards for significant contributions to the enhancement, support and furtherance of diversity and inclusion on the Carolina campus and in the community. The ninth annual awards event, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, was held April 4 in Wilson Library. “This year’s recipients combined… Read more »

Folt lays out bold vision for Carolina’s future

In its entire 223-year history, Carolina has never had one overarching vision to guide its growth — until now. Chancellor Carol L. Folt shared that vision — The Blueprint for Next — with University community members who packed a room at the Carolina Inn earlier this year. The Blueprint for Next, a strategic framework that… Read more »