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Holi Moli Celebration Brings Color to Carolina’s Campus

April 24, 2017

Hooker Fields turned into a canvas of colors on Friday as students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill celebrated at the annual Holi Moli UNC event. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students wearing white T-shirts crowded onto Hooker Fields. When the call was given, they threw pink, purple, green and… Read more »

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a two-time Carolina graduate, is the National Security Adviser. Photo credit: U.S. Army.

National Security Adviser a Two-Time Carolina Graduate

March 14, 2017

H.R. McMaster, a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the lieutenant general President Donald Trump has chosen to be national security adviser, often has been described as a scholar-warrior, earning his hard-charging reputation on the battlefield and on the best-seller list. The New York Times, The Washington Post and other national… Read more »

Geshe Palden Sangpo creating the sand mandala. Still from video by Rob Holliday.

Tibetan Buddhist Monk Creates Sand Mandala as Exercise in Enlightenment

February 28, 2017

As part of Asia Week 2017, the Carolina Asia Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill hosted a special guest whose work offered a window into Tibetan culture. Geshe Palden Sangpo, a monk who practices Tibetan Buddhism, spent nearly four days at the FedEx Global Education Center creating a sand mandala, an ancient Tibetan Buddhist art form.

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Carolina Student Earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship

February 27, 2017

Martha Isaacs, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a recipient of the 2017 Luce Scholars Program Fellowship. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States, including eight recipients in the last five academic years. Isaacs, a geography of human… Read more »

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Nursing Dean Discovers a New Home in Chapel Hill

February 10, 2017

After more than 13 years at the University of Miami, Nena Peragallo Montano said the choice to leave her longtime home was a difficult one. But as she spoke to the welcoming audience at the Carolina Club on Feb. 9, she expressed enthusiasm and gratitude to call the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill… Read more »

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Message from Chancellor Folt: Response to Executive Order

January 29, 2017

Dear Carolina Community: The Executive Order issued by President Trump on Friday, January 27, 2017, limits immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, among other actions. In the last 24 hours, we have been hearing from many people at Carolina who… Read more »

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UNC-Chapel Hill Student Benjamin Kompa Named Churchill Scholar

January 26, 2017

Benjamin Kompa, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding to outstanding American students for a year of master’s study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge in… Read more »

Carolina alumnus Sheldon Peck talks about the pieces included in the collection he donated to the Ackland Art Museum. Peck and his wife, Leena, donated $25 million to the Ackland Art Museum, including a $17 million art collection.

Ackland Art Museum Receives $25 Million Gift

January 25, 2017

Sheldon Peck couldn’t stop smiling when he took the stage for the special event at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum on Jan. 25. He beamed throughout the announcement of the Ackland’s largest gift ever, a $8 million endowment and 134 original Dutch and Flemish masterworks – including seven Rembrandt drawings –… Read more »