Spotlight

Working toward a greener future

The UNC-Chapel Hill community is marking Earth Week 2017 with a series of events across campus, ranging from a student-led celebration in the Pit to the greenhouse opening at the Carolina Campus Community Garden to the UNC Science Expo. The work to reduce the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s environmental footprint isn’t limited…

A new facility for UNC Horizons

Twenty-three years after its humble beginnings, UNC Horizons Program unveiled a new state-of-the-art facility in which to treat women and their children under one roof. UNC Horizons is a world leader in treating women with substance use disorder and also addressing and treating underlying trauma all while keeping the women with their children. Leaders from…

Well Said: The Southern Folklife Collection and Yep Roc Records

Part of the Wilson Special Collections Library, Carolina’s Southern Folklife Collection is home to nearly a quarter of a million recordings of music ranging from blues and folk to gospel and rock-and-roll. Beginning this weekend, on Record Store Day, the Southern Folklife Collection and Yep Roc Records will be releasing rare archival recordings from its…

Reimagining science education

Feelin’ DNA aims to inspire the visually impaired community by providing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teachers with 3-D models so they can incorporate them into their classrooms. The founder of the student-run organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, junior Rachael Hamm, came up with the idea through an assignment…

Spring at Carolina

The flowers are blooming and the temperatures are rising. It’s spring at Carolina. The last day of classes is just a few weeks away. Before the end-of-semester rush gears up, take a few minutes to enjoy the scenes and sounds of campus during this beautiful time of year. By Melanie Busbee, University Communications Published April…

Carolina Firsts look to their next step

As more than 600 first-generation students prepare to graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and celebrate years of hard work, they were urged to reach back to their communities and help the next generation achieve the same goal of earning a college degree. “I stand before you the manifestation of two…

How costumes unfold

Eliza Doolittle strolls in. Actually, it’s actress Mia Pinero and she’s ready for a costume fitting for “My Fair Lady,” produced by PlayMakers Repertory Company at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Behind the scenes, students in Carolina’s Master of Fine Arts in costume production program are ready for her. The students have…

Well Said: Women in leadership

At any given level of American government, women hold only 20 percent of the public service leadership roles. The UNC School of Government is working to change those statistics. In this week’s episode, we talk about women in leadership roles in government with UNC School of Government associate professor Leisha DeHart-Davis. Join us every Wednesday…

Apollo 13 commander returns to Morehead Planetarium

Everyone knows the line: “Houston, we have a problem.” The words came from Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell when one of the liquid oxygen tanks on the command module exploded, leaving the crew off course without electrical power and facing the sobering realization that they may become stranded in the frigid void of space. Although…

Arts Everywhere at Carolina

In the 13 years that he’s played the piano, Peter Smith never anticipated playing one outside — let alone in the Pit at lunchtime. But on April 7, the arts at Carolina left the classrooms and music studios and headed outside as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated Arts Everywhere Day with 50…