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Amateur archivists

Fourteen high school students listened attentively as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill anthropologist Gabrielle Vail invited them to examine letters, drawings, photos, diaries, codices, newspapers and other Maya materials from the Southern Historical Collection in Wilson Library. “Start thinking about these materials in terms of ‘how can I tell the story of Maya…

Remembering our military

On Memorial Day, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remembers all the men and women who lost their lives during military service to the country. The more than 700 Carolina graduates who died in battle or in training accidents during time of war are honored on campus with the Carolina Alumni Memorial in Memory of Those…

‘A light of hope’

UNC Horizons’ new state-of-the-art facility is a place where women and children go to heal, and the program’s intergenerational, multi-disciplinary approach to healing holds the key to help women and children around the world, said Hendrée Jones, the program’s executive director. UNC Horizons is a world leader in treating women with substance use disorder and…

Pioneers of integration

Forty-four African-American men made history on May 27, 1942, when they were sworn into service in a Raleigh recruiting station. After training at Norfolk, they returned to North Carolina to make music as members of the U.S. Navy B-1 Band, which was attached to the Navy’s Preflight School on the University of North Carolina at…

A transformative day for entrepreneurship at Carolina

An $18 million gift from three alumni siblings will more than double the size of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s nationally ranked undergraduate entrepreneurship program based in the College of Arts and Sciences. The gift from the Shuford family of Hickory, North Carolina is the largest single one-time gift by a living…

A RAPID Response to Hurricane Matthew

On October 8, 2016, Diego Riveros-Iregui couldn’t believe what he was seeing. News stations from all over North Carolina — and the nation — streamed endless aerial footage of submerged homes, collapsed roads, and residents escaping their hometowns in kayaks and motorboats. Flooding from Hurricane Matthew caused $1.5 billion in damage to 100,000 North Carolina houses, businesses,…

Summer School celebrates 140th anniversary

In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes became president, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, the first college lacrosse game was played and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Summer School opened its doors. In the Summer School’s first year, it also challenged the University’s gender barriers by becoming the first school at the University to enroll women.…

Diversity in discovery

How would you best build the A-team for making life-changing discoveries? Studies and many scientists who run laboratories suggest that diverse research teams often make quicker scientific advances. Flavio Frohlich’s lab at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a perfect example of this. In their quest for new treatments of psychiatric and…

Well Said: Medical play kits

For a young cancer patient, the tools and medical devices in the UNC Hospitals’ Pediatric Hematology–Oncology Clinic can be terrifying. But two UNC School of Medicine students are working to provide medical play kits to help the children better understand their surroundings and ease their fears as they’re treated at the clinic. In this week’s…

‘Never forget where you came from’

For more than two centuries, Tar Heels have made their mark on the world. They’ve built businesses, been to space, governed states, saved lives and improved their communities. And on May 14, the journeys of more than 6,000 new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduates began at Kenan Stadium. “Wherever you go, whatever…