Campus Updates

Student Stores Pharmacy opens January 13

The Grand Opening Celebration of the Student Stores Pharmacy will take place on Wednesday, January 13 from 9am to 6pm. There will be health-related giveaways and chance to win a $200 gift card to Student Stores. The Student Stores Pharmacy is located on the 3rd floor of Daniels Student Stores. UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff…

Carolina’s MBA@UNC among best in the country

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA@UNC program No. 3 in its second ranking of online MBA programs. UNC Kenan-Flagler has enrolled more than 1,300 students in MBA@UNC and graduated more than 500 since the program launched in 2011. Today more than 725 students – from…

Carolina to celebrate, honor legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate and commemorate the legacy and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a range of events that highlight the intersection of diversity, inclusion and social justice during the 2016 MLK Celebration Week that runs from Jan. 17 through 24. Carolina began its campus-wide program…

Paerl, Band honored for lifetime achievement by AGU

Carolina’s Hans Paerl, a renowned marine and environmental scientist known for his work on the ecological causes and impacts of toxic algae blooms in aquatic ecosystems, was honored Dec. 16 at an award ceremony for his election to the American Geophysical Union, one of the most prestigious communities of geophysicists and marine scientists in the…

The business of saving lives

Conducting industry-changing research is costly, difficult and time consuming. It requires help – lots of help – from partners in industry and academia. But when the work has the potential to have a positive impact on millions of people living in some of the worst conditions around the world, it can be a very rewarding…

Improvements for nonflammable lithium-ion batteries

Joseph DeSimone from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Nitash Balsara from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory revived industry and consumer confidence last year when they created the first prototype of a nonflammable lithium-ion battery. Now, they have made the nonflammable prototype even better, replacing the liquid electrolyte with a liquid-solid hybrid that…

A look back at Commencement

More than 2,000 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students turned their tassels last weekend at the annual Winter Commencement. Here’s a look back at our Winter Commencement coverage, in case you missed it: Hogans, heroes: Faculty couple wed to student success Q&A with Commencement speaker Kelly Hogan ‘Beyond persistent’ ‘Failure wasn’t an option’…

Nobel winner to donate prize money to Chapel Hill foundation

Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, is under contract with the Nobel Foundation to donate the entire share of his 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry award money to the Aziz & Gwen Sancar Foundation of Chapel Hill. Sancar’s total prize money exceeds $310,000, one-third of the total prize amount. The…