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Impact on Our State

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

  • Sharing the beauty of music

    World-class instructors in the College of Arts & Sciences’ music department started the UNC Community Music School to serve students of all ages and offer group and individual classes in piano, voice, guitar, composition and early childhood music.

  • Well Said: Hurricanes and water quality

    In this week’s podcast, water-quality expert Hans Paerl discusses the damage caused by Hurricane Florence and the dangers left behind by hurricanes: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people and kill fish.

  • Bringing healthy food to all consumers

    Press the play button to see how UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health professor Alice Ammerman is working to provide locally-sourced, nutritious meals to communities in need.

  • Carolina Women Supporting Carolina Girls

    Alumni Camille and Rachel McGirt launched an organization to help North Carolina girls build self-esteem and healthy habits, supported by women across campus.

  • Protecting homes and ecosystems with living shorelines

    Doctoral student Carter Smith is researching living shorelines as an economic way for coastal homeowners to protect their property while also doing something good for the environment.

  • Protecting the coast

    For the past 70 years, the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences has served the state and nation by conducting cutting-edge research, training young scientists, providing expertise to governmental agencies and industry, and promoting new knowledge to inform public policy.

  • Striking the right chord with Carolina Meadows

    Press the play button below to see how Carolina's Turner Medlicott is sharing his love of music with the residents of Carolina Meadows through an internship with the Music & Memory program.

  • Dissecting the storm

    At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, researchers are helping the state prepare for the powerful storms by better understanding the challenges incurred by hurricanes — from storm surge and flooding to water quality and beach erosion.