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Remembering our military

On Memorial Day, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill remembers all the men and women who lost their lives during military service to the country. The more than 700 Carolina graduates who died in battle or in training accidents during time of war are honored on campus with the Carolina Alumni Memorial in Memory of Those…

Women’s lacrosse tops Maryland for second NCAA title

Most Outstanding Player Aly Messinger tied her career high with six points and Megan Ward made a career-high 14 saves as Carolina beat Maryland, 13-7, in the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship game at Talen Energy Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels (20-2) captured their second national championship, joining the 2013 title. UNC-Chapel Hill has…

Ten years of Maymester

Most courses at Carolina take about four months to complete. But once a year, the University offers a way to finish a three-credit-hour class in three weeks. Now in its 10th year, Maymester, which usually begins the Wednesday after Commencement, gives students the opportunity to earn course credit before summer officially begins. Each of the…

Well Said: Obesity and sugar taxes

Barry M. Popkin, W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, discusses the increase of obesity in the United States and how sugar taxes may be crucial in the fight against the health concern. Join us every other Wednesday for the University’s new…

Northside’s future takes shape

For Della Pollock, preserving people’s life stories is more than a way to chronicle the past. It also creates a path to cultivate future aspirations. A multi-year project begun in 2007 in collaboration with St. Joseph C.M.E. Church proved that point in ways Pollock, professor of communication at Carolina, didn’t imagine at the time. As…

‘That fearless spirit of innovation’

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joseph DeSimone’s scientific career has revolved around creating utilitarian technology. With every innovation — the engineering of a drug-eluting heart stent, the creation of new 3-D printing methods, revolutionizing the development of next-generation vaccines and medicines — the ability to apply his work to the real world and make an impact on…

Honors, ovations at May BOT meeting

The University Board of Trustees on May 19 honored four departing administrators who collectively have served the University for almost 140 years. Each received a standing ovation after resolutions of appreciation that detailed the singular qualities each possessed and used to create a unique legacy. Chancellor Carol L. Folt said she felt privileged to have…

Watch National Medal of Technology and Innovation ceremony on live stream

Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, will receive the nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology May 19 at 2:30 p.m. A distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, DeSimone…

Kang named Special Assistant to the Chancellor for the Arts

Leading arts administrator Emil J. Kang has been named Special Assistant to the Chancellor for the Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will begin his appointment July 1. Kang, who currently serves as the Executive and Artistic Director for UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Performing Arts, was selected by Chancellor Carol L.…

A helping hand

Improving the quality of life for people far too young to come to campus is the focus of one of Carolina’s newest student organizations. The Helping Hand Project, launched in 2015, features a group of about 40 students who use 3-D printing to make prosthetic devices for children and adolescents born without fingers. The group…