Chancellor Search Committee seeks broad input

The search committee seeking Chancellor Holden Thorp's successor invites the Carolina family to share suggestions about characteristics they hope to see in the next chancellor. Click here to read Chair Wade Hargrove's message and how to share input.

Remembering William C. Friday, 1920-2012

The Carolina community remembered the life of UNC President Emeritus William C. Friday, who died on University Day, Oct. 12, by laying flowers at the base of the Old Well in tribute and hosting a memorial service. The icon of U.S. higher education and North Carolina hero was 92.

Carolina cracks top 10 in federal R&D spending

Carolina rose to 9th from 16th among U.S. research universities for federal funding devoted to research and development in fiscal 2010, a new ranking shows. Faculty also secured about $767 million in contracts and grants from all sources in fiscal 2012.

Building collaborative approach to genome sciences

A decade ago, Carolina launched a sweeping initiative to position the campus as a leader in the genomics revolution. On University Day, the campus dedicated the Genome Sciences Building, which advances interdisciplinary scholarship and the faculty’s research funding prowess.

Class of 2016 shows strong academic credentials

The 3,914 newest Tar Heels in the Class of 2016 are among the most academically qualified in University history. Nearly 79 percent ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 43 percent ranked among the top 10 students of their class.

UNC-led national study identifies four types of breast cancer

UNC researcher Charles Perou led a Cancer Genome Atlas program study that genetically mapped 800 breast tumors and categorized them into four subtypes, paving the way for personalized breast cancer treatment.

UNC positioned to lead on worldwide water research

Water offers Carolina an “exceptional opportunity for world-leading, or world-changing” scholarship, the director of UNC’s Water Institute told a University Day convocation. Jamie Bartram made his case as part of UNC’s academic water theme.

UNC and P&G deliver 5 billionth liter of drinking water in Malawi

Carolina’s partnership with Procter & Gamble has delivered 5 billion liters of clean water to families in Malawi, where UNC researchers began working more than 20 years ago.

Cohen, Magnuson tapped for Institute of Medicine

UNC scientists Myron Cohen and Terry Magnuson have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors given in health and medicine. The independent nonprofit institute provides unbiased advice to decision-makers and the public. UNC has produced 22 institute members since 1979.
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