Lorcan Farrell

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Ritwik Pavan presenting at an entrepreneurial showcase. Photo courtesy of Pavan.

UNC makes strides to become a hub for business development

UNC is a  launch pad for startups and research ventures according to data published by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development on behalf of Innovate Carolina. The office tracks data on the success of ventures founded by University faculty, staff or students at campus or three years after leaving. 


The Daily Tar Heel will receive student government funding to reimburse reporter travel

The Daily Tar Heel was approved to receive funding from student fees to cover travel expenses. The DTH stopped receiving funding from the University in 1993, to avoid a conflict of interest.  “Since we’re serving the University with our sports coverage, we’re serving our students that way. We think it’s fair that we ask for some money to cover that,” said Matt Queen, president of the DTH Board of Directors.  


The 2017 class of BME graduates. Photo courtesy of Sandy Henriquez.

Biomedical engineering program gives students the best of both worlds

What would happen if you took a nationally-ranked hospital system and school of medicine and combined it with one of the finest engineering programs in the nation? You would get the UNC/North Carolina State University Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, a unique partnership between the two universities that gives students access to a wealth of resources across both campuses.


Matthew Andrews, the Chiron Award winner, sits in his office covered in sports paraphernalia. Contrib/Photo Credit: Sarah Leck. 

Matthew Andrews hits a home run to win Chiron Award

If you were going to die tomorrow what would you talk about tonight? That’s the prompt given to the annual winner of the Chiron Award for their award lecture. The Chiron Award is given each year to a professor nominated by their students in recognition of their character and service to the undergraduate population. It was inspired by the last lecture of Randy Pausch, a professor at Carnegie-Mellon who had been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. 


Dr. Tibor Spitz presented his artwork and life story of surviving the Holocaust in the Union Auditorium on Wednesday evening.

Tibor Spitz speaks at UNC on Holocaust experience

When he was 15 years old, Tibor Spitz crawled out of a hand built shelter, dug into the side of a hill in Slovakia, where he had spent the previous seven months hiding from the German army. 73 years later, he walked into the Student Union Auditorium to help ensure people do not forget the horrors he and other Jews went through during the Holocaust.


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