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Since the University’s first computer arrived in the 1950s, Carolina has been a place for research that enriches learning and prepares Tar Heels for meaningful careers.

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Carolina’s nationally recognized teaching, groundbreaking research and dedication to public service continue a legacy that began when the University was chartered in 1789 and opened to students four years later.

  • 1stand only public university in the United States to award degrees in the 18th century.
  • No. 1public university in the South (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 College Rankings)
  • No. 4public school in the country in U.S. News & World Report's 2024 Best Colleges rankings.
  • 60national championships won by the Tar Heels

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  1. Wendy DesChene, Lii Zway (Geese), oil on polyacrylic mounted on wood panels, 4' x 3'

    John and June Allcott Gallery: Wendy DesChene, Kawii Otinum

    Hanes Art Center

    Wed, February 2108:00 am

    John and June Allcott Gallery: Wendy DesChene, Kawii Otinum
  2. Wendy DesChene, Lii Zway (Geese), oil on polyacrylic mounted on wood panels, 4' x 3'

    John and June Allcott Gallery: Wendy DesChene, Kawii Otinum

    Hanes Art Center

    Thu, February 2208:00 am

    John and June Allcott Gallery: Wendy DesChene, Kawii Otinum
  3. Close-up portrait of Shilpi Somaya Gowda

    Eve Marie Carson Lecture featuring Shilpi Somaya Gowda

    Carolina Union

    Thu, February 2206:00 pm

    Eve Marie Carson Lecture featuring Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  4. Wendy DesChene, Lii Zway (Geese), oil on polyacrylic mounted on wood panels, 4' x 3'

    John and June Allcott Gallery: Wendy DesChene, Kawii Otinum

    Hanes Art Center

    Fri, February 2308:00 am

    John and June Allcott Gallery: Wendy DesChene, Kawii Otinum