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May 2007

  1. Photo: Kenan Professor Hans Paerl of the Institute of Marine Sciences speaks with members of the 2007 Tar Heel Bus Tour during a stop at Shackleford Banks

    Tar Heel Bus Tour: 10 years of taking new faculty to N.C.

    Each May for 10 years, the Tar Heel Bus Tour has introduced Carolina's newest faculty members to the people and places of North Carolina. You are invited to watch a brief anniversary video as some tour participants reminisce about their bus tour trip, what they learned about North Carolina and how their experience informed their personal and professional relationship with the state. Along the way, you will see many of the people and places visited during the five-day learning adventures.
  2. Albright urges graduates to live boldly

    Photo: Graduates at commencement Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright implored graduates to be doers, not drifters. Legendary Tar Heel Basketball Coach Dean Smith received a lengthy standing ovation after receiving an honorary degree. And students said goodbye to Carolina in Kenan Stadium at the spring Commencement ceremony. Click the headline above for Albright's speech, slideshows featuring Commencement weekend and more highlights.
  3. New class includes Public Service Scholars

    Photo: Andrea Lowe reading with two children They wore Carolina blue and white cords with their caps and gowns at Commencement to show their commitment to communities in North Carolina and beyond. Ninety-six Public Service Scholars were among this year's graduates. Meet this year's scholars — who worked in hospitals, non-profits and other service organizations — and learn more about the program by visiting the Carolina Center for Public Service's "Spotlight on Service" web feature.
  4. Department calls Carolina Covenant success

    Photo: Low-income student Nellie Lazado The Carolina Covenant is a "Success Story," the U.S. Department of Education says. Watch the department's video in which Carolina students tell how they are succeeding through the Carolina Covenant, which enables qualified low-income students to attend Carolina debt free. More than two dozen top universities have adopted the Covenant model.
  5. Institute for the Environment extends service

    Photo: A student taking water samples Carolina has launched a new Institute for the Environment to focus on environmental research, education and engagement. Formed through expansion of the existing Carolina Environmental Program, the institute adds new degree programs, research sites and outreach initiatives throughout North Carolina. Plans include establishing centers to examine landscape change and human health as well as sustainable community design.
  6. First phase of science complex completed

    Photo: The dedication ceremony The W. Lowry and Susan S. Caudill Laboratories — the last of two buildings to open in the first phase of the Carolina Physical Science Complex and the last building to be built on Polk Place — has been officially dedicated. Caudill Labs is part of the $205 million Carolina Physical Science Complex, the largest construction project in the university's history.
  7. Campaign’s final months focus on faculty

    Photo: Michael Ramsey After breaking the Carolina First Campaign's $2 billion goal, the university has launched a special $100 million drive for faculty support to keep the drive's momentum rolling. Along with endowed professorships, the $100 million drive for faculty will raise funds for benefits such as salary and research stipends, travel and special research materials.