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‘The University of the People’

“What is it that binds us to this place?” Charles Kuralt asked at Carolina’s University Day in 1993. Sometimes, the answers can be found in beautiful pictures. By Philip Jones and Melanie Busbee, Office of Communications and Public Affairs Published October 22, 2015

Teaching inexperienced boxers the ropes

It’s a small, hidden stairway on the side of Eddie Smith Field House. With just a few punching bags, jump ropes and four wooded posts stuffed in a dusty corner, the room looks like any other storage closet. But at night, when the posts are combined to create a makeshift ring on the facility’s artificial…

Honoring an icon

UNC-Chapel Hill will honor Stuart Scott, iconic ESPN sports broadcaster and 1987 Carolina alumnus, posthumously with an induction October 23 to the N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame, based in the UNC School of Media and Journalism. Over the course of his career, Scott inspired millions. And as the induction ceremony approaches, we want to hear…

A Nobel win

“To be honest, my main goal in life was to play soccer for the Turkish National Team,” said Aziz Sancar, donning a red Turkey soccer jersey on the request of a Turkish media outlet recently. “But I was about four inches too short to play goalkeeper.” He never played for the national team. He had…

Old Well advice: Balancing books and Fall Break

Grab a jacket, a weekend bag, and your books! Fall Break has arrived. While family and friends will be glad to see Carolina students over the next few days, those students have to find a way to balance the break and the books. For some that means checklists and timers. Others say if you work…

Psychiatrists making house calls

Carol VanderZwaag, aka Dr. V, has visited Tony once this week, but he still has some problems he needs to discuss, most of them concerning his calico cat, Daisy. She has a urinary tract infection and scratched Tony when he tried to give her the medication. “Did you try mixing it in the soft food?”…

‘Welcome to the Carolina century’

The most recent University Day was probably the best-attended one ever, with an estimated 1,100 people in Memorial Auditorium. The day also had other aspects that set it apart. First with birthday party items like balloons, buttons and a giant birthday card; First to have faculty, staff and students process together under their school or…

Crafting a road map to innovation

The innovative research and work conducted by Carolina faculty and students can sometimes get stuck in a lab and often go unnoticed by the public. But on October 9, Carolina’s innovation was on full display as researchers, filmmakers and inventors showcased their work on Polk Place in the form of large “pods” that exhibited six…