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Annual banquet celebrates MLK, helps future leaders

University of North Carolina junior Andrea Stewart never set out to follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. She simply enjoyed providing service to her community. So when her plethora of volunteer work helped connect her to King’s legacy as a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Award in 2012, she…

Carolina innovation creates jobs, revenue

Startups are a booming business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

More than 150 North Carolina companies have spun out of UNC, many from the University’s research. They generate more than $7 billion in revenue in the state each year, providing nearly 8,000 jobs to residents and 38,000 jobs worldwide.

Gallo built a legacy as a ‘friend to all’

Larry Gallo Jr. was an only child whose parents early on laid down the law about what his childhood would be like. “My Dad said to me, ‘As the only child, we can make it so that you don’t have to do anything, or we can make it so you have to do everything. Which…

Day in the life: Interdisciplinary artist

As a conceptual artist, Paul Travis Phillips starts with an idea. The materials — paint, drawing, sculpture, video, performance — come as a secondary. According to Phillips, who is now in his second semester in UNC’s Master of Fine Arts program in the College of Arts and Sciences, the hours of an artist are nonstop. Though his…

Beating cancer shouldn’t mean the end of care

A registered nurse and professor in the School of Nursing, Deborah Mayer is also a national pioneer in research on cancer survivorship. Earlier this year, she was named director of cancer survivorship at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she leads the effort to enhance clinical and research initiatives for cancer survivors. Mayer is…

Day in the life: Undergraduate researcher

Sophomore Carrie Hamilton loves science. Which is a good thing, since she spends the majority of each day immersed in it. From early morning field work to regularly scheduled classes to late nights in the lab — Hamilton devotes most of her time and energy to learning as much as she can about marine habitats.…

MBA@UNC rated No. 1

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA@UNC program No. 1 in its first ranking of online MBA programs. “We created MBA@UNC to provide access to a world-class program for people for whom coming to campus isn’t a viable option,” said Douglas Shackelford, dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler…

Priceless gem

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and Danny Talbott is resting in the Outpatient Infusion Center on the third floor of the N.C. Cancer Hospital. He’s been receiving treatment for multiple myeloma, a cancer of a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. The condition is nothing to laugh at, yet Talbott is able…

Century-old photo album shows Chapel Hill’s history

There is only one known existing image of the iconic Old Well that dates back past the pillars and marble to when a wooden structure was simply known as “the well.” Taken for former University of North Carolina President Kemp Plummer Battle, and wedged between the pages of a 120-year-old photo album, the faded photo…

Free legal help for those who need it most

Chanda Holst of Autryville, a part-time special needs teacher, wife and mother of two, has enough to worry about. The cancer diagnosed in her breast two years ago spread to her lymph nodes and then to her bones and her brain. She comes to Chapel Hill every two weeks for life-saving therapy at the UNC Lineberger…