UNC #1 academic value for 12th straight time

Carolina ranks as the #1 value in U.S. public higher education because it offers students “stellar academics” at a bargain price, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. For the 12th time in a row, UNC ranked first on Kiplinger’s list of the 100 schools that provide the best value to in-state students.

Thorp, Smithies elected to National Academy of Inventors

Chancellor Holden Thorp and Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies were named charter fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a nonprofit organization that recognizes investigators who translate their research findings into inventions that benefit society.

Campus incubators hatching ventures

In just over a year, Carolina has gone from having almost no space to incubate student or faculty ventures to a growing number of incubation spots. View a quick tour of what Carolina has hatching and where.

Middle schoolers to explore sky with robotic telescopes

Nearly 1,400 middle schoolers will explore the universe with robotic telescopes, thanks to a $1.6 million program funded by the National Science Foundation and led by Dan Reichart, the Bowman and Gordon Gray professor of physics and astronomy.

UNC joins consortium to offer undergraduate courses online

UNC-Chapel Hill has joined a consortium to offer online courses to undergraduate students. Called Semester Online, the program is the first of its kind to offer online, for-credit courses through a consortium of leading public and private universities.

Bland Simpson chronicles N.C.’s Outer Coastal Plain

Native son Bland Simpson never set out to do it, but he’s become the unofficial chronicler of North Carolina’s Outer Coastal Plain. His eight books — a ninth is on the way — delve deep into the region’s lore, people and geography.

Senior McGirt receives Community Impact Award

Carolina senior Camille McGirt of Durham is one of 17 students across the state to receive the 2012 Community Impact Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact. McGirt is a Bryan Social Innovation Fellow at UNC.

Demographer Yang Yang finds link between health and social connectivity

Over the past three decades, researchers have shown that people with fewer connections to family, friends, and social groups have a greater risk of being in poor health than do people with many social connections.

Carolina: 2012 in Pictures

Take a look back at some special moments and beautiful scenes at Carolina in 2012 featuring photographs of stunning fall colors and spring blossoms on campus in the annual video, “The Year in Pictures."
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