Spotlight

Science for safer food

On a dry, warm afternoon in early August, it’s business as usual in the heart of the Santa Maria Valley. One of the most productive agricultural regions in California, this sun-drenched landscape is home to thousands of acres of produce – especially spinach, lettuce and other leafy greens. At the edge of a vast field…

Well Said: PlayMakers’ 40th anniversary

For four decades, PlayMakers Repertory Company has been a staple at Carolina, bringing world-class actors and directors to campus. Based in the College of Arts and Sciences, PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has become North Carolina’s premier resident professional theater company. As the…

Day in the life: Duo in Dental Hygiene

Being a twin has its challenges, according to Kayce Scinta, a UNC-Chapel Hill senior and twin sister to Kayla Scinta. “You’re always being compared to someone,” Kayce said. In the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Program, in which both twins are enrolled, that lifelong feeling of competition and pressure has subsided. “You can’t…

Listening, questioning, responding

At first, Joy Renner’s father couldn’t understand why his daughter wanted to enter the America’s Junior Miss pageant at her high school in Hendersonville. “You know you are not really pretty, right?” he said. “Of course,” she said, without flinching. But she did not want to compete to prove she was pretty, she explained. “They…

Change from within

Carolina has long inspired students to go out and change the world after they graduate. But on Thursday (Sept. 22), students got a chance to tell the University Board of Trustees about how they have been transformed by three programs – the Morehead-Cain Merit Scholarship, the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program and the Kenan-Flager Global Learning…

Building on history

The Northside community – 188 acres north of Rosemary and west of Columbia streets – has long been the largest African-American community in Chapel Hill. Originally called Potters Field, it was established more than 100 years ago as a home within easy walking distance of campus for University employees, workers who built the stone walls…

Farmer to deliver keynote address at University Day celebration, Oct. 11

Stephen Farmer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s University Day on Oct. 11. The celebration marks Carolina’s 223rd birthday and will be held at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall. University Day, which the campus first celebrated in 1877, marks…

Kenan-Flagler’s online MBA@UNC program ranked No. 1 by The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review has ranked the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA@UNC program the No. 1 online MBA program for a second consecutive year. UNC Kenan-Flagler launched the pioneering MBA@UNC program with 19 students in 2011; today, the program has 765 enrolled students from 46 states and 15 countries. MBA@UNC students and…

Well Said: Disruptive demographics

The traditional one-size-fits-all mentality in business and the workplace just isn’t cutting it in the United States anymore. Aging baby boomers and adjustments to immigration laws are rapidly changing the country’s demographics and creating major challenges for companies. We’re talking about those disruptive demographics with James Johnson, William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of strategy and…

Count everyone in

About 105 people – a roughly equal mix of students, faculty and staff – came to the Student Union’s Aquarium Lounge on September 19 to be a part of the first Carolina Conversations session of the new academic year. And by the end of the 90-minute program, everyone had been heard, in some form or…