Spotlight

Smithies’ notebooks go digital

Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s world-renowned geneticist and Nobel laureate, has been taking daily notes in his journals since he was a biochemistry graduate student at Oxford University nearly 65 years ago. Smithies has dedicated his life to the study of science, and his notebooks contain not only his groundbreaking research, but also details of his day-to-day…

Helping a neighbor

Cans of soup aren’t typically on the list of things to grab before you leave the house for a Carolina basketball game. But hundreds of Carolina fans brought thousands of canned goods and non-perishables to the Tar Heels’ opening exhibition game Nov. 4 to help the relief effort for Eastern North Carolina following the destruction…

Food drive scheduled for tonight’s basketball exhibition

The University of North Carolina Tar Heels and UNC Pembroke Braves will be competing – and coming together for an important cause – during their Nov. 4 men’s basketball exhibition game at the Smith Center. While the teams are facing off on the court, the universities, in coordination with Harris Teeter’s Million Meals Challenge, will…

A home for entrepreneurs

The first few months — or years — of a startup company is a strenuous time of balancing developing the business with the demands of running the day-to-day operations. Add on the financial commitment of an office lease and making new business connections, the growing pains can quickly become overwhelming for a young company. That’s…

Well Said: Risk of E-cigarettes and vaping

They’re promoted as a safer alternative to smoking, but e-cigarettes may be posing their own serious health risks. In this week’s episode, Ilona Jaspers, the director of the toxicology program at the UNC School of Medicine, discusses how inhaling the vaporized flavored liquids is altering genes important for immune defense. Join us every Wednesday for…

Senior prom – with a twist

Twenty Carolina graduate and professional students from across disciplines united recently for a special event: a senior citizen prom. Designed and orchestrated by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF), the senior citizen prom took place at Orange County’s Seymour Center. The event was the brainchild of GPSF Chief of Staff Anginelle Alabanza. Alabanza…

Carolina’s spectral side

Creaking floors where no human walks, a dapper phantom fond of performing arts, two lovers wandering the woods forever in search of one another. With more than 200 years of history, Carolina is bound to have ghost stories – and they take many forms. Halloween is right around the corner. Do you dare visit some…

An important dialogue

Approximately 100 students, faculty and staff came to the Student Union’s Aquarium Lounge on October 27 to join in on the third Carolina Conversations session of the new academic year. The topic: “Sexual Assault and Our Community: A Dialogue.” “I know that for some of us this will be a particularly difficult conversation and we…

A man of honor

At the start of his 50th season coaching the Carolina fencing team, Ron Miller remains the coaching legend most people never heard of. Miller traces the beginnings of his sport to medieval Europe – back when men of high position and character defended their honor by exacting a penalty at the point of a blade.…

Well Said: Chris Cotillo

With the World Series underway, we’re talking with major league baseball insider — and Carolina junior — Chris Cotillo. As a high schooler outside Boston, Cotillo launched a career in sports reporting with the simple creation of a Twitter account, @ChrisCotillo. Now he’s a student in the UNC School of Media and Journalism, honing the…