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Carolina leads efforts in clean tech

For two days, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill united a diverse group of 500 academics, professionals and students for one reason—to discuss issues and ideas surrounding North Carolina’s clean technology sector. The second annual NC Clean Tech Summit was hosted at the Friday Center on Feb. 19-20, but the hope is that…

Celebrating Coach

The sign that Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith was most known for – other than the iconic four fingers raised to signal the four corners offense – was the index finger of the scoring player pointing to the teammate who made the pass. The meaning behind the gesture: “You deserve the credit. Thanks for the…

Watch the Dean Smith Celebration of Life on livestream

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will remember Coach Dean Smith and celebrate his life at a public memorial service at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the Dean E. Smith Center. If you can’t attend, the Celebration will be available on livestream: GoHeels Link: http://www.goheels.com//mediaPortal/player.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=3350&KEY=&id=1317877&catid=0 YouTube: http://youtu.be/TMInnR987w4 ESPN3: http://es.pn/1CIvoU1 Reminders for attendees: Doors open:…

A role model for change

The first time Karen Parker learned about segregation, she was 5 years old. Mickey Mouse was coming to her hometown of Winston-Salem, N.C., and she wanted to go. But she couldn’t — just because of the color of her skin. “I got very angry,” said Parker, whose mother told her that the show was for…

Taking in ‘First Take’

Despite winter weather shutting down the campus Tuesday morning, nearly 300 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students trudged through the snow and ice to the Student Union for a live broadcast of ESPN’s First Take. As the University community — dressed in Carolina blue — surrounded the talk show’s set, five students from…

Snow day

Winter weather cancelled classes at Carolina on Tuesday – but not the beauty around campus….

Robots to the rescue!

Matthew Brown is grateful for the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy robots. Otherwise, the third-year pharmacy student wouldn’t have been able to keep up with his classes this semester while receiving treatment for cancer. Brown’s treatment plan includes four cycles of chemotherapy; each cycle requires five days of infusion, and each infusion lasts five to…

Students surprise CDS employee with life-changing gift

As Deborah Paige walked into an upstairs room at the Rams Head Dining Hall packed with adoring UNC-Chapel Hill students, she quietly said she didn’t like surprises. The life-changing gift those students had waiting for the longtime Carolina Dining Services employee on Wednesday afternoon might have her rethinking that. “Oh, thank you!” she screamed as…

Carolina student earns Gates Cambridge scholarship

Sarah Cooley’s glaciology work has taken her from the Alaskan Juneau Icefield to the Greenland ice sheet. And now the Carolina geology student’s research will lead her to England, where the senior will earn her master’s from the University of Cambridge as a recipient of the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship. “I am so excited to…

A call for unity

Sometimes tragedy brings out the best in people. At a vigil Feb. 11 for three students slain the night before, community leaders, friends and family members expressed the hope this would be the case now. They called for unity and love in the wake of the tragic shooting deaths of Deah Barakat, 23; Yusor Abu-Salha,…