Spotlight

Past its prime

When Joe Jenkins entered UNC School of Medicine in the 1970s, Berryhill Hall was a new medical education building that fit the times. But more than 40 years later, the building’s limitations – both in size and design – are impediments to overcome for medical students like Krishan Sivaraj. Krishan Sivaraj of Cary considered a…

Renowned geneticist Magnuson named Vice Chancellor for Research

When Terry Magnuson walked onto the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in 2000, he knew he’d arrived at a unique environment for researchers. “My first day on campus is when I realized this is the place I want to be,” Magnuson, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor and founding chair of the Department of Genetics at Carolina, said.…

Anorexia is not a choice

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In fact, more than 10 percent of people with anorexia nervosa – dieting and/or exercising to the point of emaciation – will die prematurely from complications related to their eating disorder. The Food and Drug Administration hasn’t approved any medication to treat anorexia, and…

Third class of Tar Heel Trailblazers recognized

When Phil Ford was setting scoring and assist records for the Carolina men’s basketball team in the late 1970s, he never imagined he was creating a path for student-athletes to come. But Saturday, nearly 40 years since he last played for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ford was honored for just that.…

Diversity in STEM

Faculty and staff from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took a giant step toward better recruiting and educating a more diverse generation of scientists on Feb. 19 with the first Diversity in STEM Conference. “It’s really important for us that we continue to think about ways that we value diversity, how it…

Delivering care where it’s needed most

The men and women who come to Dorcas Ministries are in need. In need of a meal, in need of counseling, in need of secure housing. In need of care. And that puts them squarely within the mission of the UNC School of Nursing. “We’re really invested in the well-being of the whole community,” said…

Building the future of the state

Governor Pat McCrory spent 30 minutes walking the hallways of the UNC School of Medicine’s Berryhill Hall on Wednesday, visiting the outdated labs and dilapidated lectures spaces that can no longer hold classes. But it took him all of five minutes, he said, to realize the facility no longer meets the needs of its students…

Two students named 2016 Gates Cambridge Scholars

UNC-Chapel Hill students Larry Han and Matthew Leming have been awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarships, which provide full support for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England. This is the first time Carolina has had two people selected as Gates Cambridge Scholars in the same year. Carolina now has a total of five…

Carolina wins ITA National Team Indoor Championship

Carolina’s men’s tennis team won its first ITA National Team Indoor Championship in program history on February 15, defeating host and top-ranked Virginia 4-2 at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. With Virginia leading 2-1, juniors Brayden Schnur and Ronnie Schneider fought to wins at No. 1 and No. 2, pulling out third-set…

Siren test scheduled for Feb. 16

The University will test the emergency sirens and emergency communication procedures on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. UNC-Chapel Hill tests the Alert Carolina System and sirens each semester to make sure the equipment and notification processes work as planned. During this siren test, no action is required. Anyone outside on campus or near campus…