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Home the theme of this year’s TEDxUNC

During a busy weekend of musical performances and athletic events, over 500 members of the Carolina community also attended the sixth-annual TEDxUNC on Sunday in Memorial Hall. TEDxUNC is a student-run conference held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill that brings together innovative thinkers from across Carolina and the larger community to discuss…

‘It just feels like home has followed us’

As the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team prepares for Monday’s National Championship game against Gonzaga, Carolina fans in Phoenix are ready to cheer them on. Many of them have been in Arizona all weekend to support the Tar Heels. “My husband and I are die-hard fans and we just had…

Tar Heels headed to the National Championship

It was so close. Some would say too close. But in the end, the Tar Heels came through with a 77-76 win over the Oregon Ducks in the NCAA Final Four to advance to the National Championship. To the nearly 3,000 fans gathered at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill and Tar Heels around the…

‘If they make it, we’re going to be there’

For years, Don Weathers and his wife, Pat, have driven more than 300 miles to be in the Smith Center each time the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team has taken the court. When the NCAA tournament rolls around, the distance may be farther from their home in Newton, North Carolina,…

Rallying together

More than 2,000 miles away from Chapel Hill, Carolina Blue is taking over the Arizona desert. Multiple generations of Tar Heels, from recent graduates to members of the Class of 1966, are gathering in Phoenix this week to cheer on their alma mater in the Final Four. But in the days leading up to the…

De Rossi: “I’m home”

Since his arrival as dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry in January, Scott S. De Rossi has made it a point to be a visible presence. He routinely spends lunch hours in the dental school atrium talking with students, faculty and staff, and is a regular visitor to…

Well Said: Low-content food labels

Those low-fat and no-sugar labels in the grocery store may not be leading consumers to healthier options after all. In this week’s episode, we talk about the low-content food labels and their claims with Lindsey Smith Taillie, a research assistant professor in the department of nutrition at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and…

Final Four send-off

Lee and Kayla Chambliss drove eight hours from New Jersey to stand outside the Dean Smith Center on Tuesday evening. But it wasn’t for a game. It was for two minutes of cheering as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team headed to Phoenix for the program’s 20th Final Four appearance.…

From classroom to competition

When tasked with conceiving a new business for their Introduction to Entrepreneurship class, five Carolina students decided to tap into the annoyance that many college students face — doing laundry in their residence halls. “Whenever you take your clothes out, sometimes they’re not dry enough or sometimes they’re too hot so they shrink,” said Nicolas…

UNC celebrates University Research Week

What does it mean to be a student at a leading global public research university? The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is showcasing the culture and community of research across disciplines as it celebrates its first-ever University Research Week from March 27-31. A variety of in-class and public activities and events have been…