Spotlight

Well Said: Social media and adolescence

This week, John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Mitch Prinstein and doctoral student Jackie Nesi discuss social media and its influence on adolescents. 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 going on…

Chancellor Folt op-ed: How to fix higher education

The following op-ed appeared in The Wall Street Journal on June 7: Higher education was once the backbone of American economic and scientific growth. Following World War II, the government doubled down on its investments in our nation’s colleges and universities and helped drive corporate growth, intellectual property and technological innovations that became the envy…

Uncharted territory: Using drones to detect sharks

Ever since he was a kid, Martín Benavides has viewed sharks a little differently than most people. “I’ll never forget the first time I watched the movie ‘Jaws,’” he said. “I was crying when the shark died at the end. My family thought I was crazy, but for me, it was really traumatic to see…

Cyr’s ordeal teaches a valuable lesson in giving

Robin Cyr began the morning of Nov. 15, 2015, as she did most mornings – sitting in a meeting. By the end of the day, she was in an emergency room, clinging to life. Cyr, associate vice chancellor for research compliance, remembers feeling sick enough during that meeting to think she might have the flu. She…

Creating PATHSS to success

On June 1, the first two graduates of the innovative PATHSS program were recognized on the Carolina campus. In a unique partnership between UNC-Chapel Hill and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, PATHSS is designed to help high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities prepare for life after high school. Weekday mornings, the students head…

What Woody says

Woody Durham would know what to say.

That’s my overriding thought as I sit here staring at this blank screen, trying to figure out exactly what to write about a topic I don’t want to acknowledge.

Parker proudly defends accessibility and inclusivity

As a boy, David Parker dreamed of being a crusading reporter, digging up facts and writing stories that would change the world. A year away from 60, and a few months from retirement as Carolina’s interim general counsel, Parker looks back on his youthful “black and white” thinking with the wistfulness of a man who…

A championship weekend

Carolina over the weekend became the first school to win the men’s and women’s lacrosse NCAA championships in the same year since Princeton in 1994. The Tar Heel men beat Maryland in overtime on Monday, 14-13, at Lincoln Financial Field — just one day after the UNC-Chapel Hill women’s team beat Maryland, 13-7, in Sunday’s…

Men’s lacrosse tops Terps in overtime to win national title

Chris Cloutier scored at the 1:39 mark of overtime off an assist from Michael Tagliaferri to give the North Carolina men’s lacrosse team a 14-13 win over Maryland in the NCAA championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on Monday, May 30. The Tar Heels captured their first national championship since 1991. Tar Heel goalie Brian…

Remembering our military

On Memorial Day, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remembers all the men and women who lost their lives during military service to the country. The more than 700 Carolina graduates who died in battle or in training accidents during time of war are honored on campus with the Carolina Alumni Memorial in Memory of Those…