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From the time she arrived on campus as chancellor last July, Carol Folt could feel it. A pulsing energy was everywhere, and with every student she met, she felt increasingly plugged into it. “I call it the buzz – the absolute excitement of being at a place where people care,” Folt said. “There is a…

Carolina honors 127 with 20 years of service

Since 1977, UNC-Chapel Hill has recognized non-faculty employees who have dedicated 20 years of service to the University and to the State of North Carolina. On May 14, the University hosted the 37th annual Service Appreciation Banquet at the Carolina Inn to honor the 127 employees celebrating two decades of service this year. Chancellor Carol…

Chertoff to speak at 10th anniversary CPDM graduation ceremony

As it celebrates its 10-year anniversary this spring, the Community Preparedness and Disaster Management certificate program at the Gillings School of Global Public Health will hold a graduation ceremony for 14 students who completed the program in 2013-2014. The featured commencement speaker at the 11 a.m. ceremony Saturday will be Michael Chertoff, who served as…

Graduation in the fast lane

It took more than 2-1/2 weeks to take finals, set up for spring Commencement and turn the tassels, but you can relive the whole experience in a mere 2-1/2 minutes. In a new time-lapse video, five of Carolina’s communications staffers tell this year’s graduation story from picking up caps and gowns at UNC Student Stores…

Carolina Performing Arts celebrates 10th season, announces 2014-2015 lineup

Carolina Performing Arts at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will welcome back 18 artists and companies to celebrate its 10th season in 2014-2015. In addition to returning favorites, CPA is partnering with Wilson Library’s Southern Folklife Collection as it celebrate 25 years; the Institute of Arts and Humanities’ campus-wide World War I…

Finding your place, finding your purpose

The Carolina students who received degrees during Commencement weekend had an opportunity to find a sense of community during their years in Chapel Hill, Dr. Atul Gawande, a celebrated surgeon and best-selling author, said Sunday. Their goal now, he told the Class of 2014: create new ones. “One thing I came to realize after college…

Robertson Scholars Leadership Program announces Class of 2018

Thirty high school graduates have accepted invitations to become Robertson Scholars, receiving undergraduate merit scholarships to attend either the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University. This year’s class hails from 17 states and six different countries, representing a plethora of backgrounds and global views. The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program invests in…

Ackland Art Museum exhibition receives 2013 Award of Excellence

An exhibition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum has been honored with a 2013 Award of Excellence by the Association of Art Museum Curators. “More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s” was awarded an honorable mention in the “Exhibitions by Museums with an Operating Budget under $4…

Storify: Commencement Weekend

An estimated 33,000 graduates, family members and friends filled Kenan Stadium for Sunday’s spring Commencement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Celebrated surgeon, best-selling author and Commencement speaker Atul Gawande urged the graduates to “put yourself in a place that suits who you are, links you to others, and gives you a…