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A memorial tribute, 20 years ago

On the 20th anniversary of Kuralt’s passing, Hugh Morton collection volunteer Jack Hilliard recalls the day when a group of North Carolina’s finest gathered to celebrate the life of “CBS’ poet of small-town America” at a memorial service in Chapel Hill.

Day in the life | Orientation leader

If he has to get up for an 8 a.m. class when the fall semester begins, Ti Grant will have had plenty of practice during his summer break. The summer orientation leader at UNC-Chapel Hill sets his alarm for 6 a.m. to make sure he is in place for his 7:30 a.m. meetings with his…

Well Said: Arts Everywhere and the Carolina Performing Arts

The way Emil Kang sees it, the arts are for everybody and every place can be a creative space. Through a campus-wide initiative launched earlier this year, Kang is actively working to instill that principle at Carolina and bring the arts to every corner of the campus. In this week’s episode, we talk about the…

Celebrating a historic partnership

Little more than a month after sending more than 6,000 new Carolina graduates into the world to begin careers, Chancellor Carol L. Folt encouraged another class of new graduates to take flight in her commencement address at Universidad San Francisco de Quito’s graduation in Ecuador. “My job today is not just to congratulate you on…

Flight of fancy

More than 1,000 years before the Wright brothers made their historic flight over Kitty Hawk, and 600 years before Leonardo da Vinci sketched out a mechanical flying machine, an Islamic inventor named Abbas ibn Firnas designed a winged device, dared to test it himself and … flew. Glided, to be more precise. According to the…

The campus beekeeper

Growing up Anne Cabell had always been afraid of bees. It wasn’t until she chaperoned one of her son’s school field trips a decade ago that she became fascinated by the insects and their role in the food system. Not long after, she invested in her first hive and now Cabell is the keeper of…

UNC-Chapel Hill wins $1 million Cooke Prize

The son of Mexican immigrants who were unable to earn a higher education degree, Isai Garcia-Baza was raised to believe that college was undoubtedly in his future. As he got older, however, he realized the path to higher education would be more challenging — and expensive — than he once thought. But through the Carolina Student Transfer…

Ten years of impact

Since its inception 10 years ago, the Carolina College Advising Corps has become an invaluable part of Carolina’s commitment to opportunity by partnering with low-income high schools throughout North Carolina to increase college enrollment across the state. The work of the Corps – inspiring students to discover a world of post-secondary education – has been…

Well Said: Astronaut candidate Zena Cardman

Zena Cardman was among the more than 18,300 people who applied to be part of NASA’s most recent class of astronaut candidates. Shortly after submitting her application, Cardman heard those numbers and figured she’d try again next time. But then came a call from Houston for her first interview. Then another call for another interview.…