Spotlight

Well Said: 2016

From the presidential elections to innovations in the classroom to archeology fieldwork in Israel, Carolina’s faculty, staff and students gave us a lot to talk about in 2016. Here are our favorite Well Said podcasts of the year: Episode 14: Student body president Bradley Opere talked about his unconventional path to Carolina and his goals…

2016 — in video

It has been a year of huge victories (Cheering on the Tar Heels from the Dean Dome), fun commercial debuts (UNC With Me) and memorable moments (FDOC 2016: Welcome back) at Carolina. We’ve learned about rowing (Rowing to win), laughed with siblings (A Day in the Life | Duo in Dental Hygiene) and hopefully made…

A memorable year at Carolina

From faculty members receiving national awards and new campus exhibits being installed to Final Fours and national championships, 2016 was another memorable year at Carolina. Take a look back at what the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was up to this year with some of our favorite photos and the biggest stories from…

Painting with a purpose

Rachel Howard, a research technician at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, is blanketing the NC Children’s Hospital with holiday spirit one window at a time. Howard is painting wintry scenes for children at NC Children’s Hospital. She calls her project “Paint with Purpose” and plans to decorate 72 windows in the hospital, which include…

The next step

More than 2,100 new Tar Heel graduates are now taking their degrees beyond Carolina’s stone walls.  We asked a few, “So, you’re walking December. Where are you going?” Here are some of their answers. Video by Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Published December 20, 2016.

‘Caring hearts and laser-sharp minds’ graduate at Winter Commencement

A rainstorm during the Winter Commencement ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 18, cooled the unseasonably warm (71-degree) afternoon, but nothing dampened the spirits of the Tar Heels in the Smith Center about to receive their degrees – or their friends and families. “That’s her! That’s her! Way over there!” an excited little girl shouted when she…

Watch Winter Commencement on live stream

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate the graduation of 2,166 students at the annual Winter Commencement on Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. A live web stream of the event will also be broadcast on unc.edu. Held at the Dean E. Smith Center, the ceremony will be presided over by Chancellor Carol…

Carolina ranked top college value for 16th time

Once again, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the best value in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. This is the 16th time the nation’s first public university is also first in value. Recognized for upholding academic quality and affordability, Carolina takes the top ranking among public colleges in…

Following a lifelong calling

Like his fellow December Carolina graduates, Ryan Rotundo has put in plenty of long hours learning from lectures, doing group projects and taking tests. But his journey to his degree will require a time investment most students don’t face. To graduate with his class Sunday, Rotundo will make the roughly four-hour drive from his home in…