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Erskine Bowles delivers University Day address
Serving as the 16th president of the University of North Carolina is by far - nothing else is even close - it's by far the single greatest honor I can imagine being given. Because I love what this University stands for and, particularly, what this campus stands for. It is proudly a public university and it is - this campus is - a university of the people. Carolina stands for access. We believe to our very soul in affordability. It's what we are.

James Moeser unveils the virtual museum
  Carolina launches virtual museum of university history
Carolina has unveiled the first 15 special exhibits in a new virtual museum of university history. The joint project of the Center for the Study of the American South and the University Libraries chronicles many of Carolina's people and events from its founding to the present day. The online museum is different than many universities' presentations of their histories, as it contains blunt historical truths, including the role of slavery in the university's growth.


UNC named genome analysis center for Federal Cancer Genome Atlas project
A team of Carolina scientists will take part in the Cancer Genome Atlas project, a national effort to characterize and chart the molecular changes in lung, brain and ovarian cancers. UNC's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center has been named one of seven Cancer Genome Characterization Centers that will act as a network for the genome atlas project.

Leadership students

RBC Centura gift supports leadership initiative at business school
RBC Centura has pledged $1 million to the Leadership Initiative at Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School. RBC Centura's gift will expand the experience-based program launched in 2005. The initiative assesses and develops students' leadership skills in a way that integrates their classroom learning with real-world applications. The gift counts toward the $2 billion goal of the university's Carolina First Campaign.

Lab on a chip
Lab-on-a-chip could mean faster, cheaper human genome sequencing
Carolina chemist Mike Ramsey received a $3.8 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop technology that could reduce the cost of human genome sequencing for wider medical applications. Ramsey will use a the grant to further develop his tiny “lab-on-a-chip” technology for cheaper, faster and more customized DNA sequencing.

Thomas Wolfe Memorial

Thomas Wolfe Memorial dedicated on campus
A memorial to Thomas Wolfe was dedicated at Carolina to honor the university's most celebrated literary alumnus on what would have been his 106th birthday. The memorial is an 850-pound bas-relief bronze sculpture of an angel, which references Wolfe's most famous work, "Look Homeward, Angel." Moved last spring to a new temporary location, the memorial is now permanently installed between Greenlaw and Murphey halls.

75th anniversary logos

School of Government and SILS celebrate 75 years of excellence
The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the School of Government are both celebrating 75th anniversaries this year. SILS was started by Dr. Louis Round Wilson in 1931 with a class of 37 students and five faculty members. That same year, Albert Coates founded the Institute of Government to provide educational, advisory and research support for state and local governments. In 2001, the institute became part of the newly created School of Government.

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Carolina to make football coaching change for 2007
John Bunting will not return as head coach of the Tar Heel football program in 2007, Director of Athletics Dick Baddour has announced. Bunting, a 1972 alumnus, is in his sixth year as head coach and will continue through the rest of the season.

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