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Advancing education for children displaced by war

There’s another side to the conflict in the Middle East – one you don’t often hear about on the news. More than four million Syrian refugees have been uprooted by war. Many families forced to flee their homes have sought shelter in transitional camps in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq. They’ve lost their homes.…

Well Said: Carolina’s HIV research

In the past several decades, HIV has gone from being a death sentence to a virus manageable with medication. With the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill becoming a hub for HIV research, Carolina’s labs have helped push that progress along. In this week’s episode, we’re talking about Carolina’s HIV research with Mike Cohen,…

Taking a classroom beyond the stone walls

Canoeing down the banks of the Coharie River recently as part of a Capstone Course, UNC-Chapel Hill senior Daniel Barnes-Batista said, was the kind of educational experience he could never get at a desk.   Capstone courses at Carolina, which can be major-specific and also used to satisfy requirements for Bachelor’s degrees, combine skills learned in class with…

A day to give

For the second straight year, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate  #GivingTuesday — the global giving movement that follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday — with #TarHeelTuesday, a campaign that encourages people to support Carolina. Beginning midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 29 and continuing until 11:59 p.m. EST, Tar Heels can…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday…. Video by Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs.  Published Nov. 23, 2016. 

Well Said: Conserving the Galapagos Islands

The massive increase of tourists visiting Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands is bringing a new set of challenges for the islands’ ecosystem. In this week’s episode, we discuss the impact the increase in tourism is having on the islands and what it means for the future of their renowned wildlife with Steve Walsh, the Lyle V. Jones…

Finding healing on the soccer field

Hudson Owens gets his love of sports from his dad. Whether it was watching a game on television or attending Saturday afternoon youth soccer games, sports always connected the two. When his father passed away from cancer last spring, that connection — paired with one of their last conversations — fueled the student to bring…

Mama Dip celebrates 40 years in the restaurant business

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this month, Mama Dip’s Kitchen is a Chapel Hill institution and so is its founder, Mildred “Mama Dip” Council, 87. The granddaughter of a slave, Council cooked for others – in the Carolina dining hall, in fraternities, in the homes of faculty members, in the hospital and in restaurants – for…

A fight for recognition

Even as a middle-class kid growing up in Durham, Carolina senior Gavin Bell understood what it meant to be a Lumbee Indian. He knew his family roots ran deep in Robeson County because of the stories his mother and father told about what it was like growing up in Pembroke, the tribal seat of the…

Trustees learn about the power of discovery

Over the past two days, UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees members were treated to the full sweep of Carolina’s research enterprise and its power to transform – and save – lives. That process began Wednesday afternoon with a field trip to the 3,500-square-foot BeAM (Be A Maker) space in Murray Hall. It resumed Thursday morning…