Spotlight

Celebrating sustainability at Carolina

Three Zeros is Carolina’s initiative to reduce the campus’ environmental footprint through three overarching sustainability goals: net zero water usage, zero waste to landfills and net zero greenhouse gas emissions. A year after Chancellor Carol L. Folt launched the initiative, the campus celebrated the progress Carolina has made as it works to reach those goals.…

A crystal ball for the Tar Heel state

Where most people see columns of names and numbers, Rebecca Tippett sees a window into North Carolina’s future. As the Director of Carolina Demography, part of the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, Tippett studies population changes in the Tar Heel state and the effects they could have in the years ahead.  “North Carolina is still…

Always remembered

Ten years ago, inside Hackensack University Medical Center in New Jersey, Charlotte and Emmitt Ray said goodbye.

Well Said: Keys to better learning

In this week’s episode, we talk about some keys to better learning with Brian Cartiff, a doctoral student in the learning sciences and psychological studies program at UNC School of Education.

The Cake

For her work as a writer on the NBC dramedy “This is us,” Carolina alumna Bekah Brunstetter mixes heartfelt moments with hilarious ones. That’s the way she prefers to write, the style that comes natural to her. “It’s just so satisfying to have your own ideas and your own dialogue kind of fit right into…

A legacy of new leaders

Half of all the current dean-level University leaders were hired by the same man, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost James W. Dean Jr. For those keeping score, that’s eight of 16 positions: Fouad Abd-El-Khalick, School of Education; Gary Bowen, School of Social Work; Martin Brinkley, School of Law; Scott De Rossi, School of Dentistry; Kevin…

Well Said: World View

Being global ready and having the ability to work with other cultures and countries has become a crucial skill in an increasingly globalized society. For the past two decades, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s World View has worked to bring that skill set into the classroom by connecting the University’s professors, experts…

Student Stores celebrates grand re-opening

UNC Student Stores has a new look and a new buzz about it. With a revamped café, larger Bull’s Head Bookshop and a third-floor lounge, the store has been transformed into a campus destination where students can study, socialize and relax. “It’s already becoming a buzzing center of student and faculty activity,” said Lloyd Kramer,…

UNC-Chapel Hill ranks 5th among public universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, once again ranks among the very best universities and colleges in the nation. A leading public research university committed to making its high-quality education accessible and affordable, UNC-Chapel Hill placed fifth among national public universities for the 17th straight year, according to…

Celebrating an ‘entirely new act’

Chancellor Carol L. Folt called PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art “part of the soul that makes UNC-Chapel Hill the leading public university in America.” On Monday, Folt announced a $12 million gift to PlayMakers and the department of dramatic art that will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming by expanding…