Spotlight

‘Step up to the future’

It is again time, Governor Pat McCrory said, for North Carolina voters to “step up to the future” by approving the $2 billion Connect NC bond on March 15. During the past century, North Carolina voters have said yes to the future again and again – including a $40 million highway bill called for by…

Pioneering efforts

Investigators at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State are pioneering efforts in the new field of pharmacoengineering – the marriage of pharmaceutical science with state-of-the-art engineering. Collaborative, practical, industry-focused research is yielding smart products engineered to deliver drugs to precise points in the human body – holding promise for treating diseases, like brain cancer, that have…

Students learn to ‘BeAM’ in telescope-building class

To see the stars, sometimes you have start in the basement. About 20 students with majors including biology, Russian languages and studio art recently came together to build a telescope in the new makerspace in the basement of Hanes Art Center. The Maker-in-Residence Program, part of UNC’s Be a Maker (BeAM) initiative, invites experts to lead a…

2015 — in photos and stories

From graduation and the Nobel Prize to groundbreaking research partnerships and championships, 2015 marked 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 UNC.edu.   Throughout 2015, the University…

Top 15 videos of 2015

We’ve balanced on roofs, attached cameras to skateboards and Rameses, and captured images of everything from our two Nobel laureates to our 2015 Carolina graduates. We’ve dodged paint, dunked underwater, climbed to the cupola of South Building – and had a great time telling Carolina’s stories. Take another look at 2015’s top 15 most popular…

DeSimone to receive National Medal of Technology and Innovation

The White House on December 22 announced the latest recipients of the National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation — our nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. The new awardees — including Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of…

On the front lines

Some of the planet’s tiniest organisms are visible from space. Phytoplankton — single-celled, water-dwelling algae — are one-millionth of a meter in size and produce about 50 percent of the oxygen we breathe. These microscopic oxygen factories inhabit the sunlit portion of the world’s oceans, supplying nourishment for much larger organisms and valuable information for…

No. 1, again

For the 15th time, the nation’s first public university is first in value. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is once again the best value in public schools across the country and also number one for best out-of-state value, a new category added this year by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Carolina also moved into…