Class of 2012 celebrates achievements

Ecstatic graduates received plenty of advice from speakers during a Kenan Stadium Commencement ceremony featuring remarks from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Carolina graduated an estimated 5,683 undergraduate, graduate and professional students during Commencement weekend. Click here to see photo and video highlights.

School of Dentistry dedicates Koury health sciences building

The School of Dentistry opened a new education and research facility and honored a generous alumnus and friend, businessman Maurice Koury. The building provides improved resources for teaching and research and a patient simulation laboratory.

UNC makes President’s community service honor roll

Carolina is on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll to recognize an estimated 1.3 million hours of work by more than 27,000 students to help N.C. communities.

A conversation with Branford Marsalis

Chancellor Holden Thorp talks with saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis about his music, community service and more. Marsalis, who received an honorary degree from UNC, is artist-in-residence at N.C. Central University.

Alumna first woman named head trainer for a pro U.S. team

When Carolina alumna Sue Falsone was named the Los Angeles Dodgers’ head athletic trainer, she became the first woman to hold that post on a major U.S. professional team.

DeSimone elected into National Academy of Sciences

Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that a U.S. scientist or engineer can receive. His current work focuses on nanomedicine.

College completes reviews prompted by irregularly taught classes

Two College of Arts and Sciences reviews address irregularly taught courses in the African and Afro-American Studies department. “It was important to release our findings and ask the hard questions necessary to ensure this doesn’t happen again,” Chancellor Holden Thorp says.

$10 million commitment to benefit art museum, heart disease research

Dr. “Chip” McAllister Jr. has made a $10 million commitment that will add nearly 50 works of art to the Ackland Art Museum and expand an endowment for heart disease research at the medical school.

Lung cancer therapy response clues revealed for first time

A UNC-led team of scientists has shown for the first time that lung cancer molecular subtypes correlate with distinct genetic alterations and with patient response to therapy. The findings focused on pre-clinical models and patient tumor samples.
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