Spotlight

Examining our history

Chancellor Carol L. Folt said she is proud of the new exhibit in Carolina Hall displaying the history of how the building was named and then renamed because it is a starting point for telling the full story of Carolina’s history. The exhibit, which opened Nov. 11, was conceived and curated by the Chancellor’s Task…

Creating a community of makers

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is celebrating the grand opening of its newest state-of-the-art campus makerspace on Nov. 16 with drop-in tours for the public from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m. At 3,500 square feet, the Murray Hall makerspace is the…

Carolina commemorates Veterans Day

From the beginning of their military careers, service members are taught and trained to be strong leaders, not just on the battlefield, but in everything they do. Even when they put away their uniform and leave the military, leadership remains at the core of every veteran — making an impact wherever they go. “We are…

An ear for Carolina’s soldiers

Mere months after graduating from the University of North Carolina, Curtis F. Crissman didn’t have the luxury of celebrating Carolina’s 125th anniversary at his alma mater. Instead, the Siloam, North Carolina native was “somewhere in France” as a private in the 316th Field Artillery, reminiscing about his college years along with dozens of other Carolina…

Well Said: The 2016 election

In this week’s episode, we take a dive into the demographics that impacted the election’s results with Thomas Carsey, the Thomas J. Pearsall Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science.

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…