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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.

Connecting with history

When first-year Carolina student Kirstin McGinty learned that she would be the first recipient of the Karen L. Parker scholarship, she never expected to shake the hand of the woman her scholarship is named after. More than a half century separate McGinty and Parker, who was the first black woman to attend UNC-Chapel Hill. But…

Carolina cuts ribbon for veterans resource center

Four years ago, in a small room tucked away in the Student Union, Trustee Haywood Cochrane and then Carolina student Jacob Hinton sketched out a vision of a resource center for the University’s veterans. They scribbled their plan on the back of a napkin. On Sept. 28, their vision became a reality as the University…

‘Laboratory of collaboration’

At their September meeting, University Board of Trustees members saw the wide sweep of Carolina’s impact on North Carolina – from its established record preparing lawyers for the banking and financing industry to its expanding capacity to respond to environmental issues ranging from oyster restoration to addressing the lingering effects of Hurricane Matthew. The impact…

‘Cold Mountain’ returns to North Carolina, in opera form

Not long after Carolina alumnus Charles Frazier had written Cold Mountain, his publisher said something to the writer that he thought was a little odd. “He’s a real opera guy,” Frazier recalled in a telephone interview from his home in Asheville, “and he told me, ‘This could make a very good opera.’” Now, 20 years after…