Spotlight

Mapping a culinary mashup: Laos and a local community

When Katy Clune arrived at Carolina for graduate folklore studies two years ago, she intended to weave together her interests in Southeast Asia and textiles. She had spent her childhood in Indonesia and worked most recently at the Textile Museum at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Once in Chapel Hill, she began seeking information…

Hogans, heroes: Faculty couple wed to student success

Kelly Hogan prowls the aisles of her Biology 101 class, watching her students discuss microbiomes. Her eyes scan the 400-seat auditorium, looking for someone to call on. No sleeping in this early morning class, even on a Friday. Too much is happening. As director of instructional innovation for the College of Arts and Sciences, Kelly…

A day of giving back

There is a national day for giving thanks and at least two for getting deals. Now, there is a global day dedicated to giving back: #GivingTuesday. On Dec. 1, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will participate by encouraging personal philanthropy — including to any of the 7,000-plus funds at Carolina — with…

Fall in love with Carolina

Carolina blue is the hue of choice at UNC-Chapel Hill, but this time of year, all shades of orange, yellow and red are sharing the Autumn show, as well. Enjoy! Video by Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs Published November 24, 2015

Williams named Marshall Scholar

James Williams was 14 years old when he first ventured out of his hometown of North Andover, Massachusetts and halfway across the globe to China. To the high school sophomore, the Asian country was shrouded in mystery. But its language and culture immediately left a lasting mark on him. It was on that trip that…

Building confidence starts in the kitchen

Fifth grader Skye Horton has spent her recent Tuesday afternoons in an unlikely place: the kitchen of Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill. Over the past eight weeks, she has learned the basic skills of healthy cooking alongside nine other young Communiversity scholars. Wearing aprons printed with their names, they have chopped, grated, sliced and mixed…

A new way to Thrive

At the White House Summit on College Access and Success last year, Chancellor Carol L. Folt committed Carolina to doing more for its Tar Heels — particularly low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students. Within six years, she said, the University wanted to increase its already-high graduation rates, with the aim of leading all public universities in the…

Carolina continues ascent as a global research powerhouse

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is continuing its decade-long rise as one of the world’s top universities for sponsored research, climbing to eighth nationally among private and public research institutions in overall research and development (R&D) expenditures and sixth nationally in federal R&D spending. This is the second year in a row…