Concussion expert wins MacArthur genius award

Kenan Professor Kevin Guskiewicz, a leading sports concussion expert, has won a MacArthur Fellowship from the John and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Better known as the “genius award,” the $500,000 “no-strings” grant goes to those who have shown extraordinary originality, creativity and the potential to make important future contributions.

Meet the Class of 2015

Numbers can’t do justice to Carolina’s Class of 2015. But the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has produced its annual profile of another stellar entering class from a record 23,753 applications.

A Day in the Life of the Old Well

In this YouTube video, watch the buzz of activity at the Old Well on the first day of classes in August. Thousands of students dropped by for photos, the traditional good luck sip from the fountain and more.

Health disparities researcher named White House Fellow

Wizdom Powell Hammond, a public health researcher, has been named to the 2011-2012 class of White House Fellows, a prestigious program to foster leadership and public service.

Carolina ranks as 5th best public university

UNC ranks fifth among the best public universities for the 11th consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report. UC-Berkeley was first among public campuses, followed by UCLA and Virginia (tied for second) and Michigan (fourth). Overall, Carolina tied for 29th, up one spot.

NYC mayor to speak at May Commencement

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has had an extraordinary career in business, philanthropy and public service, will deliver Carolina’s spring Commencement address on May 13, 2012. He also will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Lifetime Library provides digital storage for grads

New students in the School of Information and Library Science will receive lifetime digital storage after they graduate, thanks to the brainchild of Dean Gary Marchionini resulting in a first-of-its-kind project.

Donors remain up to budget challenges

Although state funding has declined, private gifts hit $277 million in fiscal 2011 – the second highest total in University history. Chancellor Holden Thorp calls the response from donors “extraordinary” in the current economy.

UNC responds to NCAA notice of allegations

Carolina has proposed its own sanctions for the football program to the NCAA that include vacating wins and reducing scholarships. Chancellor Holden Thorp says the response takes responsibility for mistakes while giving current and future teams “every opportunity for success.”
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