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‘Education matters’

Fouad Abd-El-Khalick’s wife, Lama, and even their 3-year-old daughter, Farrah, were excited about the prospect of moving to Chapel Hill. They looked forward to experiencing the town’s rolling hills and warmer weather that are more similar to their native Lebanon than the cold flatlands of Illinois. But Abd-El-Khalick had to sweeten the deal to get…

A ‘holistic approach’

For years, sustainability has played a leading role at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Whether it’s been teaching the next generation of environmental scientists or implementing new initiatives, sustainability has been weaved into Carolina’s fabric. “Sustainability is a huge part of who we are,” said Brad Ives, associate vice chancellor for campus…

Skywatching

The sky is always perfect inside Morehead Planetarium. From under the 44-foot-tall dome, Morehead educator Amy Sayle can always show the night sky in optimal conditions. She can guide young students and adult starwatchers alike through the galaxy by drawing constellations and circling the stars, all while advancing the night sky by hours — sometimes…

From mind to marketplace

Five years ago this month, Carolina joined fellow Triangle universities Duke, NC State, NC Central and other partners to launch the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. The program has not only helped Carolina faculty members transform their ideas into successful companies — but is also playing a part in growing the overall economy of the Research Triangle Park…

Well Said: Earth Day and an edible Chapel Hill

In this week’s episode of the Well Said podcast, we’re talking Earth Day and sustainable food sources with Carolina alumna and current Chancellor’s Fellow Emily Auerbach. The director of the University’s Edible Campus Initiative, Auerbach has been helping transform the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill into an edible landscape. Join us every Wednesday…

Rammys recognize Tar Heel successes

From the opening strains of the all-sports video score to the closing cheers of the alma mater, the fourth-annual Rammy Awards highlighted Carolina’s successes of the past year within the Department of Athletics and beyond. The awards show recognized student-athletes and teams that have excelled academically, athletically and in service, as well as giving a…

Research – on display

A physics and astronomy student, Matthew Chancey knows well what his departmental classmates are working on and the research results they’re yielding. Research in other departments, however, is a different story. There’s just too much for the senior to track. But on April 18, the Student Union’s Great Hall provided a visual representation of the…

Fouad Abd-El-Khalick named new dean of School of Education

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced that Fouad Abd-El-Khalick has been selected as the new dean for the School of Education, one of the oldest professional schools at Carolina. He is currently the associate dean for research and research education in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at…

Dedication, inspiration

On April 16, on what was described as a “perfect Carolina day,” Jason Ray’s legacy was celebrated as the UNC Hospitals Jason Ray Transplant Clinic was officially dedicated. “Jason’s story was only tragic at the end,” Emmitt Ray, II, Jason’s brother, told the crowd. “In his 21 years, he accomplished more than many of us…

Pho Nomenal business for Carolina grad

For UNC Kenan-Flagler grad Sophia Woo, accounting has been an essential ingredient for entrepreneurial success. After working in more traditional jobs, Woo and her friend and business partner Sunny Lin, a biomedical engineer, launched a Raleigh-based food truck in 2014. Their Pho Nomenal Dumpling Truck serves up traditional Asian recipes from family and friends, along…