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Serving North Carolina’s rural areas

Imagine driving nearly an hour or 60 to 70 miles along backroads just for a simple checkup at the doctor. For many North Carolinians, basic healthcare is a major issue – and even more dire in an emergency situation. State lawmakers and healthcare officials face significant challenges in providing healthcare to residents of underserved and…

Engaging brilliant minds in research

UNC-Chapel Hill political scientist Frank Baumgartner makes a strong case in the epilogue of his new book about the importance of involving undergraduate students in research. “At one of the nation’s best public universities, why would a professor not engage these brilliant minds into the world of research and social impact?” he writes. Baumgartner, the…

Decades of discovery

For 70 years, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences, located in Morehead City, has provided a home for Carolina scientists — from undergraduate students to tenured professors — to study the complex marine and coastal systems of North Carolina and beyond. The Institute of Marine Sciences began in 1947 as the Institute of Fisheries Research.…

‘A life of purpose’

For more than two centuries, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has prepared the state’s lawyers, business leaders, journalists, teachers, politicians and doctors. But the University experience, Gov. Roy Cooper said, does more than just prepare students for the workforce. “This University is second to none in preparing students to make a career…

Watch University Day ceremony on livestream

Carolina’s University Day celebration will be available at 11 a.m. on Oct. 12 via livestream on unc.edu. University Day marks the 1793 laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the nation’s first state university building, and the beginning of public higher education in the United States. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over the event. Gov. Roy…

Message from Chancellor Folt on university-wide campaign

Dear Campus Community, Fall is always an exciting time on campus. We just launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in Carolina’s history, and tomorrow we will welcome Gov. Roy Cooper to deliver the keynote address at our celebration marking our University’s 224th birthday.  In this video, I provide an overview of our bold $4.25 billion, university-wide…

A phenomenal year is now even better at the Ackland

For the Ackland Art Museum, 2017 has already been a phenomenal year. In January, Carolina graduate Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, made a $25 million commitment to the Ackland Art Museum. That gift included an $8 million endowment and a $17 million art gift that included seven works by Rembrandt. The year got even…

Carolina creates UNC Institute for Convergent Science

With the Institute for Convergent Science, Carolina will lead the world in bringing scientific expertise together to improve people’s lives, Chancellor Carol L. Folt said. “The UNC Institute for Convergent Science will be at the heart of that vision, giving proven convergent thinkers both here and around the globe the tools and space they need…