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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…

UNC-Chapel Hill announces Red, White and Carolina Blue Challenge

Both the children of career Marines, Steve and Debbie Vetter know the struggles facing Carolina’s military dependents. “We grew up as military brats and then came to the University,” Debbie said. “Our parents helped when they could, but we had to struggle to make it through financially — working full time and going to school.”…

Attracting, retaining and rewarding top faculty

Shawn Hingtgen and his research team at Carolina developed a pioneering cancer treatment method that turns skin cells to cancer-fighting stem cells able to hunt down and eradicate tumor remnants. But Hingtgen wouldn’t be here if Carolina hadn’t first hunted him down at Harvard Medical School and convinced him to trade the Ivy League for…

Carolina launches $4.25 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign

Carolina has launched “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina,” an ambitious fundraising drive that seeks to raise $4.25 billion over the next five years. Chancellor Carol L. Folt, along with Board of Trustees Chair Haywood Cochrane and Vice Chancellor for Development David Routh, announced the launch on Polk Place on Oct. 6, in a tent…

Carolina responds to Hurricane Matthew

One of the most destructive hurricanes in the past decade, Hurricane Matthew drenched North Carolina with 350 millimeters of rain over the course of just 24 hours. It caused $1.5 billion in flood damage to 100,000 houses, businesses and government buildings, took the lives of 28 North Carolinians, forced more than 4,000 people to evacuate,…

Celebrate University Research Week

Participating in undergraduate research at Carolina changed Troy Blackburn’s career path. Blackburn, a professor of exercise and sport science and associate dean for undergraduate research in the College of Arts & Sciences, received bachelor’s and Ph.D. degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill. He said that light-bulb moment happened because a senior honors thesis ignited his interest in…

Portraits of U.S. Marines transform Carolina’s Battle Park

A photography exhibition featuring photographs of 10 U.S. Marines transform Battle Park on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus into a forest of black-and-white portraits. The exhibition, Garmsir Marines, is by internationally-renowned conflict photographer Louie Palu and depicts 10 marines from the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines (1/6), currently based at Camp Lejeune. Palu took the photographs in…

Well Said: Neuroeconomics

Consumers and investors aren’t always totally rational when it comes to making financial decisions.

When emotion seeps into the equation, all bets are off.