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Message from International Student and Scholar Services Regarding Executive Order

January 31, 2017

This message was sent to international students and scholars at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill by the director of International Student and Scholar Services, Elizabeth Barnum, on January 31, 2017. Dear International Students, Faculty and Scholars, On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist… Read more »

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Resolution of the Faculty Executive Committee Regarding Executive Order

January 31, 2017

Resolution passed unanimously by the Faculty Executive Committee of the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 30, 2017: As faculty members of the nation’s oldest public university, we stand with our colleagues, students and staff members who are concerned for their place in our community as a result of recent executive actions by the… Read more »

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Study Finds Variant that Confirms Shared Genetic Risk for Kidney Disease Among Hispanics, American Indians

A new study has found an Amerindian-specific genetic variant that influences a kidney trait in Hispanics/Latinos, thereby confirming shared genetic risk for kidney disease among Hispanics/Latinos and American Indians. The study extends earlier work by the authors, published Sept. 20, 2016, in  Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The research reported certain African-ancestry variants… Read more »

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Carolina Global Photography Exhibition on Display Jan. 11 to July 21

January 30, 2017

Photography from around the world will be on display at the Carolina Global Photography Exhibition, which features work by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni, faculty, staff and students. Entry is free and open to the public. The exhibition opened Jan. 11 and will run through July 21, 2017, at the FedEx Global Education Center.

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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 »