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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 leaving her longtime home, her colleagues and friends there was a tough choice. But she told the audience at the Carolina Club on Feb. 9, which had gathered to welcome her to campus, that she has found a new professional home… 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 »


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 »

Visiting scholars Sathish Raja, far left, and Jinsong Pan with their retired faculty mentor Bobbie Lubker as her husband Lynn describes ship models that he builds as a hobby.

Visiting Scholars Find Home Away From Home

January 19, 2017

When Sathish Raja met former Carolina Associate Professor Bobbie Lubker and her husband Lynn, he never imagined how strong their relationship would grow. “We’ve become close friends, more like a family,’’ said Raja, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Jialing Jiang and Chang Zhao

Carolina Student, Alumna Named Schwarzman Scholars

December 2, 2016

Jialing Jiang, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Chang Zhao, a 2015 graduate of the University, have been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program, an elite China-based scholarship modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship and founded by Blackstone Co-Founder and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman. This innovative master’s degree program supports the… Read more »

Rajesh Panjabi, Callie Brauel, and Lt. Col. Richard Martin. Photo by Shane Snider.

UNC Graduate Named Winner of 2017 TED Prize

December 2, 2016

Raj Panjabi, who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and sociology, as well as from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, has won the 2017 TED Prize, an annual award which honors leaders with a bold wish to spark global change. Panjabi, a native of Liberia who… Read more »


Well Said: Conserving the Galápagos Islands

November 23, 2016

The massive increase of tourists visiting Ecuador’s Galápagos Islands is bringing a new set of challenges for the islands’ ecosystem. In this week’s episode, we talk to Steve Walsh, the Lyle V. Jones Distinguished Professor of Geography and director of the Center for Galápagos Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Walsh discusses the impact… Read more »


Global Entrepreneurship Week Celebrates Change-Makers

November 18, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week from Nov. 14 through Nov. 20, hosting a series of events related to business, government and more. Launched by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life,… Read more »

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Student Fights for Recognition, Respect of Lumbee Tribe

November 18, 2016

Even as a middle-class child growing up in Durham, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior Gavin Bell understood what it meant to be a Lumbee Indian. He knew his family roots ran deep in Robeson County because of the stories his mother and father told about what it was like growing up in… Read more »