Spotlight

Learning through summer service

Tar Heels do not stop learning when the academic year breaks for the summer. For nearly 30 years, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have found a way to continue learning throughout the summer with APPLES Service-Learning based out of the Carolina Center for Public Service. The student-led program pairs Carolina students with community or…

Connecting community colleges with global resources

Shodeah Kelly was a Davidson County Community College student who had never left the United States when she joined the North Carolina Global Distinction Program. The program helped her develop skills and sensitivities that have started her on the path to becoming a global citizen. Kelly is now a second-year transfer student at UNC-Chapel Hill.…

A continuity of people – and purpose

The University Board of Trustees on July 27 elected a new chair and five current trustees began new four-year terms along with newcomer Richard Stevens, a former trustee who previously served as board chair. Chancellor Carol L. Folt echoed the words of Mark D. Martin, the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court who…

Well Said: Concussions

From youth sports to the NFL, talk about concussions and the damaging effects of the brain injury has dominated the sports world for years.

Training a new wave of graduate researchers

For Keith Rogers and Sofía Valiente Suárez, summer has consisted of chemical formulas, beakers, pipettes and a deep dive into Carolina’s research databases. While the rising seniors attend universities outside of North Carolina, both have spent the past 10 weeks living on campus and engaging with Carolina’s research community through the Summer Undergraduate Pipeline. In…

Seafood forensics

Seafood mislabeling is a significant global problem, with health and social consequences. Last spring, undergraduate science students at UNC-Chapel Hill had the opportunity to conduct research on the issue in a new type of research-intensive course that goes by the acronym CURE: course-based undergraduate research experience.   Students enrolled in “Seafood Forensics” learned about the…

Folt takes a deep dive into Galápagos research

On her recent trip to Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Chancellor Carol L. Folt dived (literally) into the research Carolina faculty and staff and their collaborators at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) are conducting. Folt’s June 23-27 visit included giving the commencement speech at USFQ, discussions with researchers from both universities and a…

Disruptive driving

More than 30,000 Americans die in car accidents every year — 94 percent of those fatalities are caused by human error. Around the world, approximately 1.2 million people lose their lives in car crashes each year. While organizations like the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the World Health Organization calculate these grim statistics annually,…

Training high-performance entrepreneurs

Throughout his business career of buying and selling banks, opening convenience stores and starting an e-commerce company, Carolina alumnus Frank Sutton often relied on mentors he met along the way to help guide him to success. “Back in the old days, we had excellent professors, but I didn’t feel like there was much interaction with…

Opening access to the world

For the next several weeks, Karlo Montegrico and two other Carolina students will travel through the Philippines to document the migration process of the country’s nurses moving to the United States. It’s a trip that wouldn’t be possible without the help of the Center for Global Initiative’s Opening Access Initiative that helps underserved and underrepresented Carolina students travel abroad.