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Carolina welcomes 5,158 new undergraduate students to campus

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Carolina welcomes 5,158 new undergraduate students to campus
 
Fall 2017 first-year class includes record number of North Carolinians
 
(Note: The following statistics are preliminary and will not be final until after Aug. 30, 2017, the University’s official enrollment reporting date.)
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Aug. 18, 2017) –  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is welcoming 4,373 first-year students – […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill startups deliver economic boost to North Carolina communities

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UNC-Chapel Hill startups deliver economic boost to North Carolina communities
 
Carolina startups and social ventures generate $10 billion in annual revenue toward state and global economies; create more than 8,000 jobs in North Carolina and 63,000 worldwide
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— Aug. 15, 2017) – The economic value created by startups connected with the University of North Carolina at Chapel […]

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Media invited to cover Solar Eclipse Celebration at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

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 Media invited to cover Solar Eclipse Celebration at Morehead Planetarium and Science Center
The event is part of 50 Carolina Solar Eclipse Parties across North and South Carolina
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— August 14, 2017) – Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will host a Solar Eclipse Celebration at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in conjunction with the solar eclipse […]

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Climate change expected to increase premature deaths from air pollution

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Climate change expected to increase premature deaths from air pollution
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill releases the most comprehensive study yet on climate change, air quality and premature death.
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – July 31, 2017) – A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that future climate change, if […]

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Campus Y selects 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellows

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Campus Y selects 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellows
 
Cohort includes two inaugural Bridge Year Fellows sponsored by student-run coffee company
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— July 31, 2017) – The Campus Y at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected ten 2017-2018 Global Gap Year Fellowship (GGYF) recipients. These eight, incoming first-year students and two rising juniors will […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill experts available to discuss upcoming total solar eclipse

UNC-Chapel Hill experts available to discuss upcoming total solar eclipse
As the country looks forward to the rare total solar eclipse on August 21, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and staff are prepared to offer insight into all aspects of the eclipse from events happening across the state, what scientists can learn from an eclipse and how to view […]

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Cochrane elected to chair Board of Trustees; other officers, new members start

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Cochrane elected to chair Board of Trustees; other officers, new members start
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— July 27, 2017) – Haywood D. Cochrane Jr. of Elon, has been elected chairman of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees.
 
Trustees today (July 27) also elected two current members as new officers for one-year terms on the 13-member […]

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Elaine L. Westbrooks named University librarian and vice provost for University Libraries

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Elaine L. Westbrooks named University librarian and vice provost for University Libraries
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – July 10, 2017) –  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has selected Elaine L. Westbrooks, associate university librarian for research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, as its new University librarian and vice provost for University Libraries. Approved by […]

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Excavations by UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologist continue to yield stunning mosaics in ancient Galilean synagogue

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Excavations by UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologist continue to yield stunning mosaics in ancient Galilean synagogue
 
Seventh season of Huqoq excavations brings to light the richest, most diverse collection of mosaics ever discovered in an ancient synagogue
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— July 6, 2017) – A team of specialists and students led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness […]

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Paul Hardin, Carolina’s 7th and ‘bicentennial chancellor,’ passes away at age 86

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Paul Hardin, Carolina’s 7th and ‘bicentennial chancellor,’ passes away at age 86
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – July 1, 2017) – Chancellor Emeritus Paul Hardin III, who led the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during its Bicentennial Observance, died at his Chapel Hill home Saturday (July 1) after a courageous battle with ALS. He was 86.
 
“Chancellor Paul Hardin […]

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NFL grant funds international research on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management

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NFL grant funds international research on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management
 
Led by scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin, research will involve international collaborations and diverse participants — high school, college and professional athletes — across a variety of sports.
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Wednesday, June 14, 2017) – The NFL will […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill experts available to discuss hurricane season, which begins today, June 1

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UNC-Chapel Hill experts available to discuss hurricane season, which begins today, June 1
 
Faculty and researchers can provide insight on storm impact in the US and North Carolina in preparation for new season
 
Hurricane season officially begins today, June 1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and faculty are available to provide insight on storm surge and flooding, […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill students receive Boren Awards

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UNC-Chapel Hill students receive Boren Awards
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. –  May 31, 2017) – Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have been recognized by the National Security Education Program with Boren Awards, which support fields of study identified as critical to United States national security, particularly language study.
 
Kirsten Cooper, a graduate student from Westerly, Rhode Island, […]

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New members chosen for UNC Board of Visitors

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New members chosen for UNC Board of Visitors
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— May 31, 2017) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has appointed a select group of alumni and friends to serve on the UNC Board of Visitors, one of the most active volunteer organizations at Carolina. They will begin their four-year terms […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill releases response to NCAA’s third notice of allegations

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UNC-Chapel Hill releases response to NCAA’s third notice of allegations
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – May 25, 2017) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released its response to the NCAA’s third notice of allegations resulting from the joint investigation of past academic irregularities.
 
The response, submitted May 16, was posted on the Carolina Commitment website after a […]

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$18 million gift will transform entrepreneurship at UNC-Chapel Hill

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$18 million gift will transform entrepreneurship at UNC-Chapel Hill
 
Shuford family gift will add faculty, internship support to help meet demand for popular minor in the College of Arts Sciences
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— May 23, 2017) – The family of a fifth-generation North Carolina company has made an $18 million gift to the University of North Carolina at […]

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Innovate Carolina Roadmap Report


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Executive Summary for the 2016 Innovate Carolina Roadmap Progress Report


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Innovate Carolina Roadmap report: UNC-Chapel Hill achieves unprecedented growth in impact from innovation and entrepreneurship

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Innovate Carolina Roadmap report: UNC-Chapel Hill achieves unprecedented growth in impact from innovation and entrepreneurship
 
Roadmap strategy transforms research into practical benefit, accelerates the launch of entrepreneurs and new ventures in North Carolina and beyond
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— May 22, 2017) – The number of innovations, entrepreneurs and ventures developed by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]

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Carolina Performing Arts announces 2017-2018 season and the opening of CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio at Carolina Square

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Carolina Performing Arts announces 2017-2018 season and the opening of
CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio at Carolina Square
 
(Chapel Hill, NC – May 17, 2017) – In addition to presenting 60 performances by 35 internationally renowned and emerging performers, the 13th season of Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) at the University of North Carolina will also feature the opening of CURRENT […]

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Media invited to cover College of Arts & Sciences major donation announcement on May 23

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Media invited to cover College of Arts Sciences major donation announcement on May 23
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— May 17, 2017) – Media are invited to join the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for an announcement of the largest single one-time gift by a living individual or family received by the College of Arts Sciences. Donated […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill Spring Commencement 2017 Media Kit

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Media invited to cover events during UNC-Chapel Hill’s commencement weekend, May 12-14

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Media invited to cover events during UNC-Chapel Hill’s commencement weekend, May 12-14
 
Alumna and CNN news anchor Brooke Baldwin to address 2017 graduates
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. –  May 10, 2017) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its spring Commencement on Sunday, May 14 at 9 a.m., featuring Brooke Baldwin, anchor of CNN Newsroom’s weekday edition […]

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UNC Board of Governors selects UNC-Chapel Hill professor Jane F. Thrailkill for 2017 Teaching Excellence Award

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UNC Board of Governors selects UNC-Chapel Hill professor Jane F. Thrailkill for 2017 Teaching Excellence Award
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— May 3, 2017) – The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina has selected University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill distinguished associate professor Jane F. Thrailkill, department of English and Comparative Literature in the College of Arts […]

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The Morehead-Cain Foundation announces its Class of 2021

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The Morehead-Cain Foundation announces its Class of 2021
 
Sixty-six new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina, the US and the world will matriculate at UNC-Chapel Hill this fall
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. –  April 28, 2017) – The Morehead-Cain Foundation, home of the first merit scholarship program in the U.S. and founded at the first public university in the country, is […]

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Southern Historical Collection receives $877,000 from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Southern Historical Collection receives $877,000 from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
 
Grant will for develop models for communities to tell their own stories
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— April 25, 2017) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received an $877,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which will allow the Southern Historical Collection (SHC) at the […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2016 Harvey Award funds projects focused on hunger and educational success for children in foster care

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UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2016 Harvey Award funds projects focused on hunger and educational success for children in foster care
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— April 20, 2017) – Faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and schools of medicine, education and social work will tackle the issues of local hunger […]

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Study finds children with ADHD have questions for their doctor but don’t ask them

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Study finds children with ADHD have questions for their doctor but don’t ask them
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. — April 18, 2017) — Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder want to ask their physicians about their condition and medications but often don’t, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  The study could help doctors and […]

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UNC Lineberger receives $4 million gift to support promising new cancer treatment

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UNC Lineberger receives $4 million gift to support promising new cancer treatment
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – April 10, 2017) – Alice Lehman of Charlotte has donated $4 million to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to fund the new cellular immunotherapy research program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
 
UNC Lineberger is among a select few academic cancer […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill launches University-wide initiative to integrate the arts, learning and public service with Arts Everywhere Day, on April 7

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UNC-Chapel Hill launches University-wide initiative to integrate the arts, learning and public service with Arts Everywhere Day, on April 7
 
First annual campus arts celebration to feature more than 50 performances and installations by 40 partners across 20 campus sites
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.—April 4, 2017) – Media are invited to join University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor […]

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Welcome home the 2017 NCAA Championship men’s basketball team, April 4

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Welcome home the 2017 NCAA Championship men’s basketball team, April 4
 
Coach Roy Williams and team to celebrate program’s 6th NCAA title at Dean E. Smith Center with students, faculty, staff and community
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C.— April 4, 2017) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold a welcome reception for the 2017 NCAA Championship men’s […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill, Russian scientists create biological shield against nerve gas, pesticides

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UNC-Chapel Hill, Russian scientists create biological shield against nerve gas, pesticides
 
Potential treatment could protect against sarin gas and VX before exposure
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – April 3, 2017) – Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Moscow State University have created a new way to package and deliver a potent enzyme that can reverse — […]

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Media invited to cover large-screen viewing of men’s NCAA National Championship Game Monday, April 3

 
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Media invited to cover large-screen viewing of men’s NCAA National Championship Game Monday, April 3

(Chapel Hill, N.C. – April 3, 2017) – Media are invited to cover the viewing  of the men’s NCAA National Championship basketball game in the Dean E. Smith Center at UNC-Chapel Hill on Monday, April 3.

Cosponsored by Carolina athletics and Late Night Carolina Programs […]

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Two UNC-Chapel Hill students earn Goldwater Scholarships

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Two UNC-Chapel Hill students earn Goldwater Scholarships
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. –  March 31, 2017) – The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program named University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill second-year student Scott Emmons and third-year student Sarah Miller as 2017 Goldwater Scholars.
 
This prestigious scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for eligible educational expenses to students […]

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Statement from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on ACC presidents’ vote

 
This is a positive step for North Carolina, for our state’s economy and for our student-athletes and fans.  Lifting the ban will allow our state to continue moving forward.  At Carolina, our commitment to fostering a welcoming environment that supports all individuals is steadfast. We have robust non-discriminatory policies that remain in place, and this commitment to diversity and inclusion […]

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Statement from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on repeal of HB2

 
I thank our legislators and the Governor for their efforts to reach a bipartisan compromise that allows the state to move forward. We remain steadfast in our commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and will continue to do all that we can to foster a welcoming environment for all.
 
 
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Media invited to viewings of Final Four games

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Media invited to cover large-screen viewings of men’s Final Four games Saturday, April 1
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – March 30, 2017) – Media are invited to cover the viewing events of the men’s Final Four basketball games in the Dean E. Smith Center at UNC-Chapel Hill on Saturday, April 1. Media may arrive at 5 p.m. to cover the […]

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Media invited to join UNC-Chapel Hill at celebration honoring new School of Dentistry dean on March 30

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Media invited to join UNC-Chapel Hill at celebration honoring new School of Dentistry dean on
March 30
 
New dean to reveal his vision for the school, emphasizing innovation, accessibility to care and positioning the school as a global leader in dentistry
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – March 28, 2017) —The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate its new […]

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150 at UNC-Chapel Hill inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

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150 at UNC-Chapel Hill inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – March 28, 2017) – Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, has inducted 150 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members.
 
The recent induction ceremony featured remarks by Chancellor Carol L. Folt and a keynote address by […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill researchers make discovery that could increase plant yield in wake of looming phosphate shortage

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UNC-Chapel Hill researchers make discovery that could increase plant yield in wake of looming phosphate shortage
 
Phosphate is vital for best crop yields, but global supply is limited and could peak in 30 years.
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – March 15, 2017) – Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have pinpointed a key genetic switch that […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill graduate programs receive high rankings by U.S. News & World Report

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UNC-Chapel Hill graduate programs receive high rankings by U.S. News World Report
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – March 14, 2017) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.”
 
U.S. […]

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Ninety percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing

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Ninety percent of predatory fish gone from Caribbean coral reefs due to overfishing
 
If protected, supersites could support an enormous number and diversity of predatory fishes, boost economy
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Monday, Feb. 27, 2017) – Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that up to 90 percent of predatory fish are gone from […]

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Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

 
Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers
 
Health complications emerge earlier and are more aggressive in youths diagnosed with type 2 diabetes than peers with type 1 diabetes.
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – March 1, 2017) – Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve and eye disease, as well as some risk […]

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Carolina student earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship

 
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Carolina student earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 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 […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill student named 2017 Gates Cambridge Scholar

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UNC-Chapel Hill student named 2017 Gates Cambridge Scholar
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 21, 2017) – Adriano Bellotti, a current student in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which provides full support for graduate study at the University of Cambridge in England.
 
Bellotti, 24, a Charlotte native, […]

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Maen Rashid Ariekat of the PLO Delegation to the US to speak at Carolina March 6

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Maen Rashid Ariekat of the PLO Delegation to the US to speak at Carolina March 6
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 20, 2017) – Maen Rashid Areikat, a diplomat and chief of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) Delegation to the United States, will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on March 6. During his visit, […]

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PlayMakers Repertory Company announces 2017-2018 season

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PlayMakers Repertory Company announces 2017-2018 season
 
New season features two regional premieres by Carolina alumni, the return of rotating repertory and a holiday treat for the whole family
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 17, 2017) – A playful, irreverent take on Jane Austen; a dizzy, dysfunctional family reunion; two topically charged premieres by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill initiative will combat opioid use disorders and overdose deaths

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New project will increase medication-assisted treatment in rural North Carolina
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 15, 2017) — A new research initiative at UNC-Chapel Hill will seek to combat the opioid epidemic by helping to reduce barriers to rural physicians treating opioid use disorders in North Carolina. […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State partner to offer innovative program for lateral entry teachers

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UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State partner to offer innovative program for lateral entry teachers
Joint online program aims to help North Carolina address its growing teacher shortage
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 9, 2017) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University are launching a joint online program for people who have been hired […]

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Media invited to join UNC-Chapel Hill at celebration honoring next School of Nursing dean on Feb. 9

 
 
Media invited to join UNC-Chapel Hill at celebration honoring next
School of Nursing dean on Feb. 9
 
Newly announced dean will address North Carolina’s nursing shortage.
 
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 7, 2017) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate its newly announced dean of the School of Nursing, Dr. Nilda Peragallo Montano, on Thursday, Feb. 9. […]

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