Off to a great start

A diverse crowd of new students cheer at the convocation ceremony.

The largest first-year class in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s history, the Class of 2021 is already an accomplished group. They are veterans, community leaders and activists. They’re champion student-athletes, entrepreneurs and innovators. But as the new wave of Carolina students filled Carmichael Arena to begin the next chapter of their lives,… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on recent events

Dear Campus Community: At this time of year, I am normally writing to our community, many of you for the first time, welcoming you to campus and sharing my excitement about the opportunities that await you. I will be doing that in the coming days, and taking as many opportunities as possible to meet and… Read more »

A continuity of people – and purpose

The University Board of Trustees on July 27 elected a new chair and five current trustees began new four-year terms along with newcomer Richard Stevens, a former trustee who previously served as board chair. Chancellor Carol L. Folt echoed the words of Mark D. Martin, the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court who… Read more »

Folt takes a deep dive into Galápagos research

On her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Chancellor Carol L. Folt dived (literally) into the research Carolina faculty and staff and their collaborators at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) are conducting. Folt’s June 23-27 visit included giving the commencement speech at USFQ, discussions with researchers from both universities and a… Read more »

Making an impact as a global university

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt participates in the dedication of the UNC Project Annex building, UNC/KCH Library and UNC/KCH Pathology Laboratory June 8, 2017 in Lilongwe, Malawi.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s heelprint extends far beyond the borders of North Carolina. To better understand just how Carolina’s faculty and researchers are impacting lives around the world, Chancellor Carol L. Folt traveled almost 8,000 miles to Zambia, Malawi and Kenya. By visiting Carolina partners and meeting with high-level diplomats, Folt… Read more »

Celebrating a historic partnership

Little more than a month after sending more than 6,000 new Carolina graduates into the world to begin careers, Chancellor Carol L. Folt encouraged another class of new graduates to take flight in her commencement address at Universidad San Francisco de Quito’s graduation in Ecuador. “My job today is not just to congratulate you on… Read more »

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 »