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UNC Research: ‘We’ve seen powerful results’

Story and video by Higher Education Works Foundation Chancellor Carol L. Folt calls them “zingers” – imaginative ideas that, when coupled with years of fundamental research, produce enormous breakthroughs in science. And in just the past three years, Folt says in the accompanying video, UNC Chapel Hill has made extraordinary research advances in fields such…

Well Said: Archaeology and the Huqoq mosaics

Jodi Magness hasn’t just studied history by reading books. She’s dug it up herself. The Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism from the College of Arts and Sciences, Magness has spent her career working on archaeological excavations to better understand the history of ancient Palestine. In this week’s episode, Magness talks about…

Food through a new lens

UNC-Chapel Hill cultural anthropologist Colin Thor West became interested in the lives of rural farmers and the challenges they face when he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa, from 1994 to 1996. Today he focuses his research on food insecurity issues in neighboring Burkina Faso. West and a graduate student assisting…

Cuadros to deliver Winter Commencement address

Paul Cuadros, associate professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism and executive director of the UNC Scholars’ Latino Initiative, will be the featured speaker at the Winter Commencement ceremony. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside at the event, which takes place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec.…

A week of Tar Heel service

Tar Heels registered to complete 95 service projects across the state, nation and world as part of the General Alumni Association’s 2016 Tar Heel Day of Service, which was celebrated the week of Carolina’s 223rd birthday. Here are some of the ways people gave back to their communities, and beyond. Video by Carly Swain, Office of…

Spellings installed as president of UNC System

When the University of North Carolina was founded more than two centuries ago, North Carolina was leading the way in providing affordable higher education opportunities for the citizens of the new state. As she was inaugurated as the 18th president of the University of North Carolina on Oct. 13, Margaret Spellings urged the state to…

Three Zeros combines aspiration, pragmatism

It sounds like a new fitness program. And in many ways that’s what Three Zeros is. Instead of a way to shed unwanted pounds, though, the Three Zeros Initiative is Carolina’s integrated approach to reducing its environmental footprint through three overarching sustainability goals: Net zero water usage means finding new ways to reduce the use…

De Rossi named new School of Dentistry dean

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected Dr. Scott De Rossi, who was most recently the chair of the oral health and diagnostic sciences department at Augusta University’s Dental College of Georgia, as the new dean of the School of Dentistry. “Scott De Rossi is a leader in oral medicine and brings…