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Fires and Floods Sweep the Globe

August 26, 2021

This summer we’ve watched extreme weather events unfold around the world, including devastating wildfires in the Western United States, unprecedented flooding in Central Europe and a deadly heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. When the ash stops flying and waters … Continued

How Did One Stuck Ship Hamper Global Trade?

April 1, 2021

On March 24 the container ship Ever Given ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, causing potentially billions in lost trade while hundreds of other cargo ships motored in circles waiting for the canal to reopen. … Continued

An Unprecedented Class

October 20, 2020

The entering class of 2020 reflects the diversity and strengths of students facing a first semester like no other. The University welcomed 5,303 students as the entering class of 2020 for an unprecedented first semester. The 4,444 first-year and 859 … Continued

Excavating the Past to Serve the Future

June 2, 2020

Even after 50 years in the field as an archaeologist, Steve Davis still considers a Native American cooking jar he unearthed as a Carolina undergraduate in 1973 the most important find of his career. The artifact is now one of … Continued

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Plunged Global Oil Prices

May 6, 2020

Stephen Arbogast, professor of the practice of finance at Kenan-Flagler Business School, spent 32 years working at Exxon and now teaches the business of energy to MBA students each year. The Well sat down with Arbogast (over Zoom) to learn … Continued

Olympic Dreams Deferred

May 5, 2020

In 1979, Sue Walsh swam the fastest 100-meter backstroke in the world. Today, Walsh is the Ram’s Club Associate Executive Director of Scholarship and Legacy Gifts. Back then she graduated high school a year early to train for the 1980 … Continued