A first for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, the center has been named a finalist for the nation’s highest library award. “They combine statewide leadership with on-site guidance and assistance to ensure that one-of-a-kind resources can be accessed across the state, nation and the world," said Cal Shepard, state librarian for North Carolina.
The Kenan-Flagler Business School has proposed a $2,000 fee increase for undergraduate business majors and a $1,000 increase for business minors beginning in 2018-19 in order to accommodate the rising demand for the major.
Every January UNC welcomes a new group of first-years into the Tar Heel community. Recently UNC released its early admissions decisions. Staff writer Kayla Boswell reached out to perspective first-years via Twitter to see what they were most excited about their first year at UNC.
The pain of braces is engrained in many of student's middle school memories. But future teenagers may remember something different, as two researchers from the UNC School of Dentistry work to develop groundbreaking technology in the field of orthodontics.
The Arts Everywhere initiative has launched an eponymous app, which allows everyone to locate all University arts events in one place.
A UNC student, Alexander Peeples, and a UNC graduate, Shauna Rust, have been awarded this year's George J. Mitchell Scholarship, a highly prestigious annual fellowship awarded to 12 scholars nationwide. The scholarship supports graduate studies in Ireland in a subject of their choosing, and covers housing, tuition, and a stipend for costs of living and travel.UNC is the only school that had two students win the scholarship this year.
Life is a balancing act, and that is a concept that members of Playmakers Repertory Company know all too well. “Every week is something new,” acting teacher and PlayMakers Company member Samuel Ray Gates said. “I remind myself to take it one day at a time, doing what needs to be done everyday. It’s important to take care of yourself.”
UNC Physics and Astronomy Professor Daniel Reichart's Thursday didn't go quite as planned. “I was on my way to get some ice cream and I saw fire,” said Reichart. “I just thought it was simple arson. Growing up I was an Eagle Scout so I have some similarity with fires. I never saw the perpetrator, everything just accelerated so fast.”
At UNC, homecoming week is a time where current students and alumni come together to share their love for Carolina. This years theme is “One Heel of a Storm”. The Homecoming Committee is holding events all week in the Pit , in addition to special events every night.
UNC is celebrating University Research Week to highlight the vast amount of research and scholarship on campus. The Office of Undergraduate research hosts a variety of events, allowing students to engage and learn about the global impact of research.