Spotlight

Well Said: America and terrorism

In this week’s episode of the Well Said podcast, sociology professor Charles Kurzman discusses terrorism and his research on the small number of Muslim-Americans who join militant groups. Join us every Wednesday for the University’s new podcast as we talk with Carolina’s newsmakers and experts. Each week, students, faculty, staff and alumni will discuss whats…

‘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…