Carolina creates UNC Institute for Convergent Science

With the Institute for Convergent Science, Carolina will lead the world in bringing scientific expertise together to improve people’s lives, Chancellor Carol L. Folt said. “The UNC Institute for Convergent Science will be at the heart of that vision, giving proven convergent thinkers both here and around the globe the tools and space they need… Read more »

Attracting, retaining and rewarding top faculty

Shawn Hingtgen and his research team at Carolina developed a pioneering cancer treatment method that turns skin cells to cancer-fighting stem cells able to hunt down and eradicate tumor remnants. But Hingtgen wouldn’t be here if Carolina hadn’t first hunted him down at Harvard Medical School and convinced him to trade the Ivy League for… Read more »

Carolina launches $4.25 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign

Chancellor speaks to crowd at Campaign for Carolina event.

Carolina has launched “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina,” an ambitious fundraising drive that seeks to raise $4.25 billion over the next five years. Chancellor Carol L. Folt, along with Board of Trustees Chair Haywood Cochrane and Vice Chancellor for Development David Routh, announced the launch on Polk Place on Oct. 6, in a tent… Read more »

Carolina cuts ribbon for veterans resource center

Two cadets walk in front of the new Veteranls Resource Center.

Four years ago, in a small room tucked away in the Student Union, Trustee Haywood Cochrane and then Carolina student Jacob Hinton sketched out a vision of a resource center for the University’s veterans. They scribbled their plan on the back of a napkin. On Sept. 28, their vision became a reality as the University… Read more »

‘Laboratory of collaboration’

At their September meeting, University Board of Trustees members saw the wide sweep of Carolina’s impact on North Carolina – from its established record preparing lawyers for the banking and financing industry to its expanding capacity to respond to environmental issues ranging from oyster restoration to addressing the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew. The impact… Read more »

11 years after the Spellings Commission, ‘we need to do more’

UNC-Chapel Hill welcomed about 160 state and national leaders in higher education on Sept. 26 for a symposium designed to consider how far their field has come since the 2006 release of the Spellings Commission Report on the future of higher education. The report, written by 18 education, business and philanthropy leaders selected by then-Education… Read more »

Celebrating sustainability at Carolina

Chancellor Carol L. Folt speaks at Carolina's first first Three Zeros Day: A Celebration of UNC Sustainability.

Three Zeros is Carolina’s initiative to reduce the campus’ environmental footprint through three overarching sustainability goals: net zero water usage, zero waste to landfills and net zero greenhouse gas emissions. A year after Chancellor Carol L. Folt launched the initiative, the campus celebrated the progress Carolina has made as it works to reach those goals…. Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 5th among public universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation. A leading public research university committed to making its high-quality education accessible and affordable, UNC-Chapel Hill placed fifth among national public universities for the 17th straight year, according to… Read more »

Carolina Conversations focuses on First Amendment

Chancellor Carol L. Folt said the dream for Carolina Conversations, now in its third year, was to create a place on campus where members of the community could quickly convene to talk about the issues of the day that mattered most to them. Folt made those remarks at the first Carolina Conversations of the academic… Read more »

Celebrating an ‘entirely new act’

Chancellor Carol L. Folt called PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art “part of the soul that makes UNC-Chapel Hill the leading public university in America.” On Monday, Folt announced a $12 million gift to PlayMakers and the department of dramatic art that will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming by expanding… Read more »