Seeking a safer way to cook in developing countries

Public policy professors Ashu Handa and Pam Jagger in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences have received a $2.5 million National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences grant to fight a very serious, but understudied health problem in sub-Saharan Africa. Exposure to cookstove smoke from burning fuels such as wood and charcoal is the largest risk…

Folt receives copy of Carolina’s first book

More than eight years before the first brick was laid for Old East, the initial building block of Carolina was already in the hands of the university’s earliest backers. Donated a decade prior to the first students roaming Chapel Hill, a 1782 edition of Clement Crutwell’s book, “The Works of the Right Reverend Father in…

CommuniGift: giving in the digital age

The long days and stressful workloads for most Carolina students ended with final exams on December 12, but that hasn’t been the case for juniors Thomas Doochin and Taylor Sharp. In addition to being full-time students in Chapel Hill, they’re entrepreneurs, and their business doesn’t let up much until later in the month. December 25,…

Top 10 videos of 2014

We’ve climbed catwalks, attached cameras to car hoods and captured images of everything from canines to caps and gowns. We’ve sped up, we’ve slowed down and had a blast telling Carolina’s stories all year. Take another look at 2014’s top 10 most popular produced videos on the UNCChapelHill youtube channel*: A rush to victory (UNC-Duke…

No. 1 — again

When it comes to value, Carolina is still number one. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks once again – and for the 14th time in a row – as the best value in American public higher education, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The new ranking appears in the February 2015 issue and was posted December 17 online.

2014 — in pictures

From innovations to graduations, Ice Bucket Challenges to championships, anniversaries to announced gifts, 2014 marked another memorable year at Carolina.             Take a look back – in pictures.   Published December 30, 2014

Turning tassels to the future

The members of the Class of 2014 need to be ready to enter the “Human Age,” an economic epoch defined by human potential, Carolina’s James H. Johnson Jr., told graduates Dec. 14.

What’s your major?

Congratulations were heard across campus as more than 2,100 Carolina students prepared to graduate Sunday. And there was much to celebrate. At the December commencement ceremony, administrators expected to award degrees to 549 undergraduates, 487 master’s students, 203 doctoral students and 10 professional students. Additionally, August degree recipients included 448 undergraduates, 303 master’s students, 151…