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Impact on Our State

Supporting the community that supports us. Our success is North Carolina’s success. 

  • An Old Well in downtown Kinston, North Carolina.

    A small town’s Old Well honors a trailblazing Tar Heel

    More than 100 miles east of Chapel Hill, in Kinston, North Carolina, sits a perfectly-sized replica of the Old Well in honor of one of Carolina's first Black students.

  • A hand holds a cell phone with the picture of a moon on it.

    Making science fun, virtually

    Morehead Planetarium and Science Center’s Virtual STEMville program bolsters remote science learning for K-12 students by virtually bringing experiments and scientists to children wherever they are.

  • A nurse gives a patient a COVID-19 vaccine.

    Carolina Nursing students are fighting COVID-19, one vaccine at a time

    Undergraduates from the UNC School of Nursing are assisting in North Carolina's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and gaining hands-on experience by delivering vaccines and volunteering at Carolina Together Testing Program sites on campus.

  • shadow of person thinking in prisons

    Philosophy as public service

    Innovative Carolina programs are bringing philosophy for everyday use to prisons, retirement homes and high schools.

  • Cherie Ndaliko in the field of the Uzuri Sanctuary.

    Tools for change

    A new learning initiative that launched this fall is engaging undergraduate students across the University in a transformative understanding of race, racism and racial equity — and equipping them with the skills to carve a path forward.

  • A person stands in the lobby of Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.

    Reopening a universe of possibilities

    Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will reopen on Nov. 7 with expanded exhibit space, a new entrance on McCorkle Place and improved access to the building for those with disabilities.

  • #GDTBATH: Tori Bobrowski

    #GDTBATH: Tori Bobrowski

    Carolina senior Tori Bobrowski spends her time outside of class volunteering with Eye Ears Nose and Paws to help train mobility assistance and medical alert dogs.

  • Melody Kramer and Jack Morningstar

    Being the match

    After donating life-saving resources this fall, two members of the Carolina community are encouraging more Tar Heels to join registries to donate bone marrow and stem cells.