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Global and Growing

February 8, 2021

As outlined in Carolina Next: Innovations for Public Good, the University builds on its strong international partnerships and an array of programs to guarantee access to a global education for all students. Despite a pandemic that has severely disrupted international … Continued

Updating Carolina Next

January 25, 2021

Last spring, University leaders reexamined several of the eight strategic initiatives in light of COVID-19 and heightened racial tensions. Bob Blouin and Lynn Williford discuss Carolina’s “living, breathing, evolving strategic plan.” In light of the global pandemic and heightened racial … Continued

Focus Carolina: Elizabeth Frankenberg

December 7, 2020

Elizabeth Frankenberg, director of the Carolina Population Center, is using what she learned studying the effects of the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia to understand how communities in eastern North Carolina are affected by and respond to flooding events. She is … Continued

Innovative Faculty Enrich Learning Through Global Collaboration

November 20, 2020

Whether the subject is music, medical anthropology or the business of health care, UNC COIL courses connect students with the world. Michael Kris misses live music. That’s natural, given that he is a professional musician, a teaching professor of music at Carolina … Continued

Finding a Way

November 11, 2020

The director of UNC Project-China, a research and service collaboration between the University and Chinese partner institutions, has learned to adapt and stay flexible amid the global pandemic. UNC is one of the top research universities in the country, and … Continued

Focus Carolina: John Bamforth

October 26, 2020

John Bamforth oversees the Rapidly Emerging Antiviral Drug Discovery Initiative (READDI), a non-profit drug research and development organization that is part of the Eshelman Institute for Innovation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The mission: to find … Continued

Research Shows Diversity Drives Value, Innovation

October 22, 2020

Immigrant inventors produce more patents than native U.S. citizens, among other key findings, according to a new Entrepreneurship Center report. Carolina’s latest addition to the must-read list for entrepreneurs and innovators focuses on the value of diversity in team-building. In … 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

Somos Carolina. We Are Carolina.

October 15, 2020

As Latinx Heritage Month comes to an end on Oct. 15, five Carolina employees with heritages and traditions from different countries tell their stories. One risked prison by defecting to the U.S. One immigrated with two children and $150 in … Continued