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Guskiewicz, Mihalik talk impact of concussions

Concussions on the playing field may steal the news headlines, but head trauma isn’t just an issue for athletes — it can be a life-or-death situation for members of the military, as well. As the injury impairs and affects a soldier’s vision, and the trauma can quickly reduce their ability to assess what is happening…

First Look, first inspiration

For many of the students at Northeastern Randolph Middle School near Liberty, N.C., college isn’t necessarily perceived as an option. “We come from a very low-income area of town,” said seventh-grade teacher Tonda Hinson. “With most of our kids, their parents are farmers and most don’t have any aspirations to go to college. They don’t…

Saying ‘Thank you’

Less than 1 percent of the American population is charged with keeping 100 percent of the United States safe — often from remote locations away from their families. On Nov. 11, the Carolina community paid tribute to that sliver of the population as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated Veterans Day. “This…

Helping veterans succeed

It’s difficult enough leaving one career to pursue another. Tack on transitioning from military to civilian life and the confusion of deciphering Veterans Affairs education benefits, and the already challenging task begins to become daunting. A 10-year United States Navy veteran who has navigated her way through higher education and already experienced the pitfalls firsthand,…

Hogan to deliver winter commencement address at Carolina

Kelly Hogan, Director of Instructional Innovation for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences and Senior STEM Lecturer in the College’s Biology Department, will be the featured speaker at Carolina’s December Commencement. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over the ceremony, which takes place at 2 p.m. on Dec. 13 in…

Day in the Life: Rameses

Plenty of game day traditions involve grilling and cheering, but for at least one Carolina fan, getting ready for game day includes a good brushing. Rameses, a Horned Dorset sheep, and his ancestors have been entertaining Tar Heel fans since 1924. Rameses XXII lives a life of leisure during the week, but on game days,…

Annual lecture focuses on reconnecting a fragmented culture

As technology continues to bring the world to our fingertips, our culture is becoming more fragmented and losing the common grounds that connect people. As a writer with The New York Times, Frank Bruni has seen how these technological innovations are leading people to burrow deeper into a single interest — paying attention only to the opinions…

Facilitating conversations

Russ Shafer-Landau arrived at Brown University 34 years ago seeking the answer to the meaning of life. His search began that first semester in a philosophy class. But the course proved to be so dry and dull that he resolved never to take another philosophy class. By the end of his sophomore year, he had…

Celebrating 50 years of collaboration, innovation

Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, or TUNL as it’s so affectionately called, is a place like no other. One of only four Department of Energy Centers of Excellence for Nuclear Physics in the nation, TUNL brings together the resources of three universities: the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State…