Spotlight

Somers appointed to newly created vice chancellor for public affairs post

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named Clayton Somers, a longtime North Carolina attorney, executive leader and state government official, to the new position of vice chancellor of public affairs and secretary of the university. A Carolina alumnus, Somers started work today (Jan. 9). The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees approved his…

Carolina’s women in science

When she was 9 years old, Hendrée Jones saw a television show about teenage runaway girls that sparked an idea. She came up with a concept for a two-story building with living space upstairs and a restaurant with an arcade downstairs where the teens could work during the day. Today, she is the executive director…

Helping solve a health care shortage

Less than a year after she earned her degree from Carolina, Misty Cox is already putting her skills to work — and helping make North Carolinians healthier in the process. Cox, a 2016 UNC-Chapel Hill graduate, is one of 13 fellows participating in MedServe, a program focused on helping solve the problem of health care shortages…

UNC-Chapel Hill launches Carolina Angel Network, names managing director

Startups are a crucial part of a dynamic economy, creating innovations and jobs, but they struggle to find funding from investors. The newly launched Carolina Angel Network (CAN), will close this gap by connecting alumni, faculty, students, donors and other members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community with promising affiliated, early-stage,…

Well Said: 2016

From the presidential elections to innovations in the classroom to archeology fieldwork in Israel, Carolina’s faculty, staff and students gave us a lot to talk about in 2016. Here are our favorite Well Said podcasts of the year: Episode 14: Student body president Bradley Opere talked about his unconventional path to Carolina and his goals…

2016 — in video

It has been a year of huge victories (Cheering on the Tar Heels from the Dean Dome), fun commercial debuts (UNC With Me) and memorable moments (FDOC 2016: Welcome back) at Carolina. We’ve learned about rowing (Rowing to win), laughed with siblings (A Day in the Life | Duo in Dental Hygiene) and hopefully made…

A memorable year at Carolina

From faculty members receiving national awards and new campus exhibits being installed to Final Fours and national championships, 2016 was another memorable year at Carolina. Take a look back at what the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was up to this year with some of our favorite photos and the biggest stories from…

Painting with a purpose

Rachel Howard, a research technician at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, is blanketing the NC Children’s Hospital with holiday spirit one window at a time. Howard is painting wintry scenes for children at NC Children’s Hospital. She calls her project “Paint with Purpose” and plans to decorate 72 windows in the hospital, which include…

The next step

More than 2,100 new Tar Heel graduates are now taking their degrees beyond Carolina’s stone walls.  We asked a few, “So, you’re walking December. Where are you going?” Here are some of their answers. Video by Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Published December 20, 2016.