Entrepreneurial giants, NACIE visit Carolina

Carolina hosted the first public forum of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which advises President Obama on how to best spin ideas emerging on campuses into practice – creating jobs and expanding the economy. Council members include Chancellor Holden Thorp along with entrepreneurs, investors, non-profit leaders and educators.

An Evening with Steve Case and Desh Deshpande

America Online Co-Founder Steve Case and “Desh” Deshpande, Chairman of Sparta Group, LLC, discuss their early days as entrepreneurs and insights on the companies of the future with Chancellor Thorp in this YouTube video.

Gates backs spinoff’s nanomedicine work

A UNC spinoff company has received a $10 million equity investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Liquidia Technologies, founded on discoveries by Professor Joseph DeSimone, is developing safer and more effective vaccines and therapeutics.

Senior becomes 31st Luce Scholar – 1st in the U.S.

Senior Michael Mian was one of 18 Luce Scholars selected for a prestigious year of study in Asia by the Henry Luce Foundation. He is Carolina’s 31st winner since 1974 – tops in the nation.

Bacteria bully: Singleton targets patient infections

More than 2 million U.S. hospital patients contract bacterial infections, which become fatal for 90,000 people. Seventy percent of the time antibiotics don’t work because these lethal bugs resist the drugs. Professor Scott Singleton fights these harmful bacteria.

Meet a Tar Heel profile: Giselle Corbie-Smith

Professor Giselle Corbie-Smith tries to understand and eliminate the health disparities that can exist between the haves and the have-nots. Her primary focus is how to engage communities of color in research.

UNC ranks 3rd for Peace Corps volunteers

Carolina has produced the third highest number of volunteers for the Peace Corps among the large U.S. universities. More than 1,100 UNC alumni have joined the corps since it began 50 years ago; 94 currently serve abroad.

First-generation student wins Gates-U.K. award

Christopher Carter, a senior and first-generation college student, has received a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, a merit award to outstanding students from outside the United Kingdom for graduate study at the University of Cambridge.

Follow the Heels during their NCAA tourney runs

Keep up with the men’s and women’s Tar Heel basketball teams as they continue March Madness in the NCAA tournaments. The official Department of Athletics website includes game updates, highlights, statistics and more.
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