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Making an impact as a global university

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s heelprint extends far beyond the borders of North Carolina. To better understand just how Carolina’s faculty and researchers are impacting lives around the world, Chancellor Carol L. Folt traveled almost 8,000 miles to Zambia, Malawi and Kenya. By visiting Carolina partners and meeting with high-level diplomats, Folt…

An ancient Galilean synagogue continues to yield stunning mosaics

A team of specialists and students led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness has uncovered additional mosaic scenes in the Late Roman synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee. The new finds provide insight about daily life in the fifth century C.E. and expand the rich…

Happy Fourth of July

Happy Fourth of July, Tar Heels! The Town of Chapel Hill will host a Fourth of July celebration at Kenan Stadium, complete with fireworks. The gates open at 7 p.m. Wherever you are celebrating, we hope that you have a safe and happy holiday. Published July 4, 2017

A memorial tribute, 20 years ago

On the 20th anniversary of Kuralt’s passing, Hugh Morton collection volunteer Jack Hilliard recalls the day when a group of North Carolina’s finest gathered to celebrate the life of “CBS’ poet of small-town America” at a memorial service in Chapel Hill.

Day in the life | Orientation leader

If he has to get up for an 8 a.m. class when the fall semester begins, Ti Grant will have had plenty of practice during his summer break. The summer orientation leader at UNC-Chapel Hill sets his alarm for 6 a.m. to make sure he is in place for his 7:30 a.m. meetings with his…

Well Said: Arts Everywhere and the Carolina Performing Arts

The way Emil Kang sees it, the arts are for everybody and every place can be a creative space. Through a campus-wide initiative launched earlier this year, Kang is actively working to instill that principle at Carolina and bring the arts to every corner of the campus. In this week’s episode, we talk about the…

Celebrating a historic partnership

Little more than a month after sending more than 6,000 new Carolina graduates into the world to begin careers, Chancellor Carol L. Folt encouraged another class of new graduates to take flight in her commencement address at Universidad San Francisco de Quito’s graduation in Ecuador. “My job today is not just to congratulate you on…

Flight of fancy

More than 1,000 years before the Wright brothers made their historic flight over Kitty Hawk, and 600 years before Leonardo da Vinci sketched out a mechanical flying machine, an Islamic inventor named Abbas ibn Firnas designed a winged device, dared to test it himself and … flew. Glided, to be more precise. According to the…

The campus beekeeper

Growing up, Anne Cabell had always been afraid of bees. It wasn’t until she chaperoned one of her son’s school field trips a decade ago that she became fascinated by the insects and their role in the food system. Not long after, she invested in her first hive and now Cabell is the keeper of…