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Whether it’s working directly with communities to overcome challenges or translating research from the lab to communities, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is dedicated to serving the people of our state. Public service is at the core of Carolina’s mission.
While we are formally known as the University of North Carolina, we might better be known as the University for North Carolina. We want our state to be a place where small towns and cities live side by side, working together and benefiting one another. We want the people of our state to live healthy, productive, secure lives.
Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz
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Two recent student-led papers based on research in the undergraduate “Seafood Forensics” class at UNC-Chapel Hill show that seafood mislabeling in North Carolina is a big problem.
Carolina's Farm at Penny Lane operates the 40-acre property just six miles south of campus to provide services to approximately 2,000 people in the Triangle area with serious mental health conditions, addictive disorders or intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Working across disciplines, UNC-Chapel Hill environmental engineer Orlando Coronell and chemist Frank Leibfarth have developed a filtration resin that has thus far been successful in removing hazardous substances from water.
The Center for Resilient Communities and Environment is working with North Carolina communities to understand their vulnerability to natural stressors and help them develop strategies to strengthen their community’s resilience.
UNC-Chapel Hill is strengthening the state's public institutions and supporting local communities through the School of Government's Lead for North Carolina program. Lead for NC recruits, train and places promising young leaders in paid local government fellowships.
Not only is the UNC Nutrition Research Institute changing lives of North Carolinians through its research, but it is revitalizing the Kannapolis community.
Click a photo below to meet a young Tar Heel making an impact on our campus and in the state.