Minds on a Mission TV spot airs

A new public service TV spot airing during basketball and football games shines a national spotlight on Carolina. The ad uses stop-motion animation to convey a university that is dynamic and hard at work on solving the world’s problems. The objects featured in the 30-second ad were inspired by work that our faculty and students are doing in North Carolina and around the globe.

Carolina covered in snow

A rare six-inch snowfall delighted students, who had a full weekend – and a two-hour class delay on a Monday morning – to enjoy the winter weather. As usual, the Old Well was a focal point for students who wanted to take photos and test their snowball-making – and throwing – skills.

Alumnus Crisp named vice chancellor for student affairs

Winston Crisp, a law school alumnus who has spent his career at UNC, will become vice chancellor for student affairs on May 10. Crisp now is assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and was part of the School of Law administration for several years.

Innovation at Carolina initiative launches

Chancellor Holden Thorp has assembled an Innovation Circle of entrepreneurs and scientists to help Carolina increase its impact on the state and the world. The goal is to do more to turn ideas generated on campus into real-world solutions. Alumnus Lowry Caudill leads the initiative.

Morehead converts planetarium theater with GSK gift

The University has received a $1.5 million gift from GlaxoSmithKline, supporting the conversion of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center's historic Star Theater from analog to fulldome digital video technology. The theater will be renamed the GlaxoSmithKline Fulldome Theater.

Marchionini appointed dean of information, library science school

Gary Marchionini, Cary C. Boshamer Professor, becomes dean of the School of Information and Library Science starting April 1. A faculty member since 1998, he is president of the American Society of Information Science and Technology.

Power of One: Dentist improves care for families who need it most

1 generous dentist. 380,000 new and improved chompers. Alumna Dr. Sharon Nicholson Harrell leads the way in improving dental care for the families who need it most. Before graduating with her dentistry degree, she wanted to help underserved North Carolinians.
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