Class of 2013: Commencement Highlights

On a beautiful morning in Kenan Stadium, Steve Case, co-founder of America Online and chair of the Case Foundation and chairman and CEO of Revolution, urged Carolina’s newest graduates to be attackers, not defenders, as the new leaders of what always has been “a startup nation.” An estimated 6,027 undergraduate, graduate and professional students received degrees during Commencement weekend, which included a hooding ceremony for doctoral students. Click here for photo and video highlights »

Closing the achievement gap

Covenant helps close the achievement gap

For Korde Tuttle, becoming a Carolina Covenant Scholar has transformed his college years. Tuttle’s experience is reflected in a new report that shows that the Covenant has made large strides in closing the achievement gap between students from low-income families and their peers.
Help! My teen is learning to drive!

Help! My teen is learning to drive!

So, your teenager is learning to drive? Lessen parental anxiety that this milestone causes with the Time to Drive smartphone app developed at UNC. The research-based iPhone app helps parents ensure their teen gets enough driving practice during the initial period of supervised driving.
Project offers free legal services to cancer patients

Project offers free legal services to cancer patients

Cancer patients at UNC and Duke have one less thing to worry about, thanks to the recently launched Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project. The collaboration among the law schools and cancer centers at the two universities and the North Carolina Bar Association offers free legal services to cancer patients.
Bloom elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Bloom elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kerry Bloom, Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor of biology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research.
Smithies named fellow of cancer research academy

Smithies named fellow of cancer research academy

Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies has been named an inaugural fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy, which was created this year to recognize distinguished scientists whose contributions have made progress in the fight against cancer.
Genes may be reason some kids are picky about food

Genes may be reason some kids are picky about food

Parents may plead, cajole or entice their children to try new foods, but some kids just won’t budge. New research from UNC reveals that the reason these kids fear new foods has less to do with what’s on their plate and more to do with their genes.
Task force reviews complaint process

Task force reviews complaint process

The University has created a task force to review its policies for handling student-on-student complaints of harassment, sexual misconduct or discrimination. Christi Hurt, recently named Interim Title IX Coordinator, is on leave from the Carolina Women’s Center and will serve as chair.
AHEC: 40 years of teaching, caring

AHEC: 40 years of teaching, caring

The North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, based at Carolina, sends hundreds of faculty members to towns across the state to teach, to care for patients and to look for ways to better serve local communities.
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