Carolina leads at national innovation summit on economy

Carolina’s innovative spirit was in the national spotlight at a live digital town hall event. Chancellor Holden Thorp and students shared experiences from Washington, D.C. and Chapel Hill, and the forum aired a video about doctoral student Tim Merkel’s research on synthetic blood cells.

5,100 seniors admitted in first deadline for Class of 2011

Carolina offered admission to 5,104 seniors who applied by the first of two deadlines. They were chosen from a record first-deadline pool of 14,018 – a 7 percent increase over last year. About 3,990 first-year students will enroll in August.

Chancellor interviews author David Brooks on global economy

Chancellor Holden Thorp discusses issues including the role of universities in the global economy with author and New York Times columnist David Brooks, who lectured at the Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Weintraub returns as dentistry school dean

Jane A. Weintraub, a prominent dental health researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, has been named the next dean of Carolina’s School of Dentistry. She previously served seven years as a UNC faculty member.

Carolina Covenant Scholars successful in classroom

A new report card shows the Carolina Covenant helps close the gap for earning degrees between low-income and other students. UNC compared Covenant Scholars from 2005 with 2003 entering students who would have qualified.

New true blue gowns also truly green

Award-winning colorist and fashion designer Alexander Julian – Chapel Hill native and UNC alumnus – was determined that his son, Will, was not going to graduate in May wearing an aqua gown. Julian, most famous for his clothing line Colours and for putting argyle on the Tar Heels' basketball uniform, knows a little something about color.

Botanical Garden's center lands highest green status

The N.C. Botanical Garden's Education Center has earned the highest level of certification awarded to green buildings – a first for a state-owned building in North Carolina. The U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program certified the center at its platinum level.
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