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2014-15 — in pictures

The 2014-15 academic year at UNC-Chapel Hill was filled with ceremonies, innovations, groundbreaking research – and some memorable championships. Join us in taking a look back, in pictures…. Published May 18, 2015               Published May 18, 2015.

Guthridge was a quiet competitor

Note: Former University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Bill Guthridge passed away May 12. He was 77 years old. Bill Guthridge was consistently portrayed as a quiet gentleman. The picture most Tar Heel fans will have of him is sitting slightly behind Dean Smith, perhaps leaning over to make a point to the head…

Guthridge was a quiet competitor

Note: Former University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Bill Guthridge passed away May 12. He was 77 years old. Bill Guthridge was consistently portrayed as a quiet gentleman. The picture most Tar Heel fans will have of him is sitting slightly behind Dean Smith, perhaps leaning over to make a point to the head…

Former UNC basketball coach Bill Guthridge passes away at age 77

Former University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach Bill Guthridge passed away May 12. He was 77 years old. Guthridge led the Tar Heels to two Final Fours in three years as head coach and was the consensus National Coach of the Year in 1998. He won more games than any college head coach in…

Carolina, GSK partner to accelerate search for HIV cure

Ever since the first HIV/AIDS patient was admitted into UNC Hospitals in 1981, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been at the forefront of research working to eradicate the condition and prevent its transmission. May 11, the University made another step forward in its efforts. During a brief ceremony at Marsico Hall,…

‘Pursue your own path’

Final tests have been taken and last papers have been handed in, but on a rainy Sunday morning at Kenan Stadium the Class of 2015 was given one more assignment: take risks and make their own path. “Doing what you love — pursuing your own path — is often the most unsettling option at the…

Carolina hoods future leaders

Surrounded by friends, family and faculty advisors, more than 200 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doctoral candidates were draped with colorful velvet hoods May 9 at the Dean E. Smith Center as the students officially received their degrees. “This is a very significant time in the academy,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt. “Awarding…

Watch Commencement on livestream

UNC-Chapel Hill’s May 10 Commencement ceremony will be available via live webstream on both unc.edu and commencement.unc.edu. Commencement Sunday, May 10, at 9:00 a.m. – Kenan Stadium The full ceremony also will be posted to the University’s YouTube channel a few days after the ceremony. Click here for parking, weather and other information about Commencement.…

A collaborative degree

When she first arrived at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Emma Woelk aspired to work in research science, but added German Studies classes “just for fun.” That was until a study abroad trip to Germany quickly reversed her interests. “When I was in Berlin, I worked in a lab as part of my biology major,…

Finding his heel print

Dillon Robinson’s first year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill didn’t exactly go as planned. An A-student at A.L. Brown High School in his hometown of Kannapolis, North Carolina, Robinson struggled to hit the mark in the classroom during his first two semesters at Carolina. For a while, he began to doubt…