UNC-Chapel Hill Research: ‘We’ve seen powerful results’

Story and video by Higher Education Works Foundation Chancellor Carol L. Folt calls them “zingers” – imaginative ideas that, when coupled with years of fundamental research, produce enormous breakthroughs in science. And in just the past three years, Folt says in the accompanying video, UNC Chapel Hill has made extraordinary research advances in fields such… Read more »

Three Zeros combines aspiration, pragmatism

Graphic with symbols for each of three zero areas.

It sounds like a new fitness program. And in many ways that’s what Three Zeros is. Instead of a way to shed unwanted pounds, though, the Three Zeros Initiative is Carolina’s integrated approach to reducing its environmental footprint through three overarching sustainability goals: Net zero water usage means finding new ways to reduce the use… Read more »

A legacy on which to build

The laying of Old East’s cornerstone 223 years ago marked the founding of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the reason University Day is celebrated each year. But it’s the generations of students that followed who have made Carolina what it is today. Students like Sallie Walker Stockard, who became first women… Read more »

Carolina names scholarships to honor noteworthy ‘firsts’

Collage showing Sallie Walker Stockard, the first woman graduate; Henry Owl, the first American Indian to be admitted; and John L. Brandon, Ralph K. Frasier and LeRoy B. Frasier, Jr., the first black undergraduates.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named existing grants and fellowships to honor courageous people who represent important “firsts” in the University’s history. The need-based, undergraduate awards and graduate fellowships will recognize 21 members of the Carolina community, including Sallie Walker Stockard, the first woman graduate; Henry Owl, the first American Indian… Read more »

Give for Good: UNC-Chapel Hill accepts $20 million match challenge from anonymous donor

On the heels of a record-breaking fundraising year in fiscal 2016, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has accepted a $20 million match challenge in support of need- and merit-based scholarships. Running through October 2017, the “Give for Good: Scholarship Challenge” is structured as tandem $10 million matches – one benefiting the Carolina… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: Addressing national unrest

Dear Campus Community: Like all of you, I have been watching the tragic events unfolding in Charlotte and around the country with great sadness. On behalf of the Carolina Community, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected and ask that peaceful and constructive dialogue replace the violence and unrest… Read more »

Count everyone in

About 105 people – a roughly equal mix of students, faculty and staff – came to the Student Union’s Aquarium Lounge on September 19 to be a part of the first Carolina Conversations session of the new academic year. And by the end of the 90-minute program, everyone had been heard, in some form or… Read more »

Message from Chancellor Folt: A difficult but important topic

Dear Carolina Community: I am writing today to share my thoughts about a very difficult but important topic that has been on everyone’s minds this week: sexual assault and sexual violence. As chancellor, nothing matters more to me than the safety and well-being of our campus community and how our University responds to these issues… Read more »

Appiah speech kicks off Carolina’s Human Heart initiative

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University and “The Ethicist” columnist for The New York Times, came to campus to deliver the inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture in Ethics on Sept. 15. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Parr Center for Ethics, Appiah’s speech kicked off the year-long… Read more »

Top 5 – again

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, again ranks among the very best. For the 16th year in a row, Carolina – a leading public research university with an uncommon commitment to accessibility and affordability – placed fifth among national public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual… Read more »