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 »

Carolina’s edible garden part of Earth Day celebration

As part of the Earth Day celebration on April 22, nearly 100 people helped plant seeds and paint garden signs in the edible garden at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chancellor Folt was among those who attended the event. She planted a fig tree and chatted with student volunteers. The North Carolina… Read more »

A new facility for UNC Horizons

Twenty-three years after its humble beginnings, UNC Horizons Program unveiled a new state-of-the-art facility in which to treat women and their children under one roof. UNC Horizons is a world leader in treating women with substance use disorder and also addressing and treating underlying trauma all while keeping the women with their children. Leaders from… Read more »

Arts Everywhere at Carolina

UNC Walk Ons, one of many a capella groups at Carolina, sings during the Arts Everywhere event.

In the 13 years that he’s played the piano, Peter Smith never anticipated playing one outside — let alone in the Pit at lunchtime. But on April 7, the arts at Carolina left the classrooms and music studios and headed outside as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated Arts Everywhere Day with 50… Read more »