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Carolina Welcomes Class of 2017
Roughly 4,000 first-year students – from a record 30,836 applicants – have started classes. New and returning students take a drink from the Old Well on the first day of classes to ensure academic success, according to campus legend. Read more.
 

Researchers discover a possible cause of autism

Researchers discover a possible cause of autism

Problems with a group of enzymes can have profound effects on brain development and potentially lead to autism spectrum disorder, according to UNC scientists.

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Faculty research funding increases to $777.8 million

Faculty research funding increases to $777.8 million

Faculty secured $777.8 million in research funding during fiscal 2013. That total is up nearly $11 million.

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Eat This, Walk That

Eat This, Walk That

Say you’re at a fast-food place ordering a crispy chicken sandwich. What if you saw that it might take a 6.5-mile walk to burn it off?

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Dean Smith to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Dean Smith to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor.

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NEWS FOR ALUMNI, PARENTS AND FRIENDS
AUGUST 2013

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