Commencement Highlights: Tar Heels Celebrate Academic Success
Carolina's newest graduates went out in style during the traditional Kenan Stadium ceremony. Undergraduates wore a new true Carolina blue robe designed by Alexander Julian, UNC Class of '70 and an award-winning colorist and fashion designer. They heard remarks from Edward Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, who offered warnings about the Earth's future and advice. Click here to see highlights including a 30-second time-lapse video.

In their Own Words: Undergrad Researchers

In this video, six undergraduates who immersed themselves in research describe their experiences. They majored in different disciplines, worked in laboratories, spent time talking with North Carolinians or sweated over field research.

Raising Carolina’s Social Media Profile

From Twitter to Facebook to Vimeo and YouTube, Carolina creates compelling content to keep you in touch with Chapel Hill. The homepage has a link where you can access all official social media accounts. Also check out the General Alumni Association’s UNC Mobile App.

UNC-led study signals major progress in AIDS battle

A UNC-led study has made a major discovery in efforts to halt the spread of HIV, which causes AIDS. The international clinical trial found that treating HIV-infected individuals while their immune systems are still strong reduces the risk of their sexual partners contracting the virus.

NBC spotlights National College Advising Corps

NBC Nightly News featured the National College Advising Corps based at Carolina in its “Making a Difference” feature. Thanks to the life-changing advice of UNC graduates, high school students are becoming the first in their families to go to college.

Hall selected for American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, the Julia Cherry Spruill Professor of History, has been elected a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies. The pioneering scholar is founding director of the Southern Oral History Program.

Aerotropolis: A world-changing idea

An "aerotropolis" is what John Kasarda calls a city built around an airport instead of the other way around. In a nod to his research, Time named the “aerotropolis” one of “10 ideas that will change the world.” Watch a video about Kasarda’s research and new book.

Blackstone gift to bolster RTP entrepreneurs

The Blackstone Charitable Foundation, the Center for Entrepreneurial Development and Triangle universities – UNC, Duke, NC State and NC Central – launched an effort to help the Research Triangle create a network of entrepreneurial assistance similar to those in Silicon Valley and the Boston Corridor.

More State Budget Cuts Inevitable

The General Assembly continues working through a multi-billion-dollar shortfall for fiscal 2011–13. Anticipating significant reductions, Chancellor Holden Thorp decided in January to make $26 million in permanent cuts, effective July 1. However, additional reductions are inevitable.
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