Spotlight

Into the stratosphere

Danny Bowman started launching homemade balloons in the desert when he was 15 years old. Now, as a PhD candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill, Bowman launches payloads 20 miles into the sky on board NASA Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility balloons. Video by Mary Lide Parker, Endeavors Published October 1, 2015

DeSimone receives Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine

Joseph M. DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named the recipient of the inaugural $250,000 Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine for his invention and use of PRINT, a breakthrough technology that has been used to make…

Fighting food waste with a free meal

You could, in fact, get a free lunch if you were in the Pit on the afternoon of Sept. 29, as Carolina Dining Services hosted another round of Feeding the 5,000. The event was a success last October, and a smaller scale Feeding the 500 event went over well with students in the Spring. This…

Highlighting the importance of SERVICE

Carolina student Taylor McCain remembers her grandfather Franklin as someone she could always laugh with — even at 3 a.m. So she couldn’t help but smile when she saw his likeness among the 40 notable African-American leaders in North Carolina depicted in a large mural titled SERVICE, housed at the UNC School of Government, during…

In her brother’s footsteps

Tatum Lanier is a smart and happy 1-year-old girl fond of keeping her mother Melinda on her toes. “She wakes up with a smile and keeps it all day long,” Melinda Lanier said. “She is very curious and is always ready to learn new things. She loves playing with her big brother Gavin and thinks…

Turning first-years into leaders

For 24 first-year students, the road to success at Carolina took a three-hour detour west of Chapel Hill and up the Blue Ridge Parkway to Blowing Rock, North Carolina last weekend. Tucked away in the woods for the annual First-Year Males Student Retreat, the students began to connect with the University of North Carolina at…

9/11 mobile exhibit stops at UNC-Chapel Hill

For many of the Carolina students silently gathering in the parking lot behind Memorial Hall on Sept. 22, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 are a distant memory from childhood. And that’s exactly why the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation has been driving the “9/11 NEVER FORGET” mobile exhibit across the country —…

The potential for saying ‘yes’

For more than two decades, the Inter-Faith Council for Social Service was doing the best it could to provide assistance to the community’s homeless in a building not suited for its needs. Now, after the official opening of SECU Community House, the organization has a place where it can offer the programs its leaders have…

Volunteering to honor a legacy

On any other Thursday morning, third-year dental student Brian Swift would have been in a classroom reviewing X-rays. But on Sept. 17, Swift and hundreds of other UNC-Chapel Hill dental students left their classrooms behind and followed in the footsteps of a former classmate by donating their time to help others. “Some things are more…

Carolina students hit the market for a cause

Sam Henderson likes plans. But when tasked with creating a profit-making business in less than two weeks, a complete model quickly went out the window. “I like having things structured, and entrepreneurship is definitely not that,” the senior business student said. “You need a plan for sure, but you also need to be willing to…