Carolina launches five-year ‘Creating Scientists’ initiative

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched a five-year initiative, “Creating Scientists: Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making,” to expose undergraduate students to more hands-on research and collaborative opportunities and help them hone their analytical and problem-solving skills to tackle real-world problems. The plan is not just for science majors, notes Kelly Hogan, director… Read more »

Message from University leadership: Addressing threatening flyers

Dear Carolina Community: We have become aware of a threatening flyer that has been posted around campus and disseminated through social media expressing acts of violence to supporters of President Trump. We take these matters very seriously. The flyer and its message are the antithesis of the values that are the foundation of our University…. Read more »

Black History Month lecture examines American quest for justice

Seeking justice has been at the core of the American experience from the very beginning. It led to freedom from English tyranny in 1776, and today it leads the charge for racial equality. For Brenda Stevenson, that constant challenge has become as American as apple pie. “The powerful rally cry of ‘No justice, no peace’… Read more »

A home worthy of great music

When scheduling the Feb. 8 dedication of the renovated Hill Hall and ribbon cutting for its modernized auditorium, the music department certainly planned to show off its superior acoustics with performances of Bach and Schubert by faculty and students. But organizers probably didn’t count on a sunny, 71-degree day in the midst of winter. “Again… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: Response to Executive Order

Dear Carolina Community: The Executive Order issued by President Trump on Friday, January 27, 2017, limits immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, among other actions. In the last 24 hours, we have been hearing from many people at Carolina who… Read more »

Ackland Art Museum receives $25 million gift

Leena Peck, Sheldon Peck and Chancellor Carol L. Folt on stage at an event celebrating the Pecks’ donation to the Ackland Art Museum. The Pecks donated $25 million to the Ackland Art Museum, including a $17 million art collection.

Sheldon Peck couldn’t stop smiling when he took the stage for the special event at the Ackland Art Museum on January 25 on Carolina’s campus. He beamed throughout the announcement of the Ackland’s largest gift ever, an $8 million endowment and 134 original Dutch and Flemish drawings – including seven Rembrandts – valued at $17… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: Welcome back

Dear Carolina Community: Happy 2017! Please take a moment to watch my welcome back video message for a look at what you might have missed while you were away – and what’s coming up this semester. And a special thanks to all who worked so hard over the past few days to keep us safe… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: ‘A tremendous gift’

Dear Campus Community: I am saddened today to share the news that our cherished colleague and friend, Dr. Oliver Smithies, has passed away at the age of 91. Oliver was Carolina’s first full-time faculty member to be awarded a Nobel Prize (2007). You can learn more about his groundbreaking work and amazing scientific discoveries that… Read more »

Carolina’s women in science

When she was 9 years old, Hendrée Jones saw a television show about teenage runaway girls that sparked an idea. She came up with a concept for a two-story building with living space upstairs and a restaurant with an arcade downstairs where the teens could work during the day. Today, she is the executive director… Read more »

UNC-Chapel Hill launches Carolina Angel Network, names managing director

Startups are a crucial part of a dynamic economy, creating innovations and jobs, but they struggle to find funding from investors. The newly launched Carolina Angel Network (CAN), will close this gap by connecting alumni, faculty, students, donors and other members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community with promising affiliated, early-stage,… Read more »