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Cone, Carolina recognized by Deshpande Foundation for excellence in entrepreneurship

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a top administrator each received high honors at the fourth annual Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education on June 10 in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Deshpande Foundation’s “Deshpande Symposium Awards” recognized Judith Cone with the Outstanding Contributions to Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Higher Education…

$15 million renovation of Hill Hall begins

Hill Hall, the historic heart of the music department in the College of Arts and Sciences, closed this month for an expected 18-month, $15 million renovation. Work will center on improvements to Hill Hall’s rotunda and 450-seat auditorium in the century-old building, which served as the University’s first library. The performance space will be renamed…

New frontier for public health entrepreneur

The risk of betting personal futures, cash and credit lines on new start-ups, untried ideas and emerging markets is the essence of being an entrepreneur. Don Holzworth, Executive in Residence at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, took even greater risks in his own entrepreneurial pursuits. He has focused on solutions in public…

Brinkley chosen as 14th Dean of School of Law

As he was announced the 14th dean of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law, Martin H. Brinkley said he was filled with the “most invigorating and grounding emotion of all: gratitude.” “When your heart is filled with gratitude, about the best you can do is give thanks.” He thanked his wife and children, his parents…

Nine former and current Tar Heels head to Women’s World Cup

Six of the nine former University of North Carolina women’s soccer players who competed in the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada are bringing home a world title. Consisting of six Tar Heels — Lori Chalupny, Whitney Engen, Ashlyn Harris, Meghan Klingenberg, Tobin Heath and Heather O’Reilly — the United States earned its third world…

Using Google Glass for the greater good

Two years ago, Pranati Panuganti knew very little about Google Glass. Today, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior leads a group of 23 student members of the campus Carolina Glass Explorers club. The students are searching for ways to use the Internet-connected glasses for good and have focused on some primary projects:…

UNC Pharmacy School Launches Eshelman Institute for Innovation

The Eshelman Institute for Innovation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill—created by a historic $100 million gift to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy in December—has officially launched. The Eshelman Institute aims to inspire a culture of innovation where imagination and creative solutions accelerate change in education and health care. The institute provides a…

Succeed, Inc. inspires young students

Four students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are helping enhance STEM education – and getting students excited about science. Zach Dvorak, Mihir Pershad, Calvin Snyder and Charlotte Story started SUCCEED Inc., a pipeline that allows more science resources and materials to flow into North Carolina middle school classrooms. Video by Mary…

A common Core

The University and the Town of Chapel Hill will share a common core in a little over two years. A $5 million arts venue called The Core@Carolina Square will occupy a space at the heart of the new Franklin Street development, Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced May 27 at a Memorial Hall event. The venue…