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Tucked away behind a thin line of trees on Eubanks Road lies the remains of Orange County’s landfill. At first glance, it looks like nothing more than a mound of dirt with a few grass patches and a thin layer of trash. But back in the 1980s, it was overflowing.
With a fresh geography and geology degree in hand, David Sneed wasn’t too thrilled to start his job at Gulf and Western Industries. But before his first day, he watched "To Sir, With Love," a movie about an engineer who takes a teaching job and improves his students’ lives.
Jennifer Kelly, a critical care pharmacist at UNC who works in the emergency department, has combined her medical training with a passion for service. As a member of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team under the Federal Government, Kelly was able to serve communities affected by Hurricane Irma and Harvey. University Desk staff writer Brooke Bauman, sat down with her to talk about her experience.
While the weather is a popular topic for small talk, climate change as an environmental issue isn’t typically considered a dinner table conversation — but Susan Joy Hassol is on a mission to change that.
As e-liquids gained popularity, the world said goodbye to that quintessential secondhand smoke smell. The vaping and e-cigarette industries have introduced flavored liquids, ranging from Blue Raspberry Cotton Candy to Frozen Lime Drop. But as a recent series of studies from the UNC School of Medicine suggests, there may be some toxic ingredients masked behind these enticing names.
On Tuesday, immigrants from all corners of the globe gathered to discuss their common roots in business in North Carolina.
On Tuesday, Kathryn Heath addressed a crowd of students, faculty and community guests for the annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture at the UNC School of Social Work. In her bright pink blazer and skirt, Heath discussed how women can take ownership of their careers based on her latest New York Times Bestseller, “Break Your Own Rules.”
After a 12-hour flight, 32 uniformed members of the Bouncing Bulldogs jump rope team got their first glimpse of Tokyo. For months, the Bulldogs had been preparing for this opportunity to compete against some of the world’s best double dutch jumpers from Belgium, China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and the U.S.
Slavery is not just a human rights violation found in history textbooks. Through the Rally for Freedom week-long campaign, university chapters of the International Justice Mission are calling attention to the 40 million people around the world who are currently enslaved.
For every starting lineup of a college football team, there is a crew of guys who may never get to take a snap. These walk-ons balance school and regimented practices without being recognized or publicly appreciated in the way scholarship players are.
On Thursday night, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University will meet for the first time this season in one of the greatest rivalries of college basketball. And they both have a lot to prove.
In his opening remarks, professor Klaus Larres noted that Gen. Martin Dempsey had merited the greatest turnout for an event in the Krasno speaking series hosted by the history department.
Senior Damian Walker always knew he wanted to go to college. But as a first-generation student, he was entering uncharted territory.
Professor Lloyd Kramer jokingly said he’s been teaching for longer than most of his undergraduate students have been alive. But as a widely respected expert on modern European history, he has consistently been a valuable mentor for students at UNC since 1986.
Bubba Cunningham has overseen nine national titles and 10 runner-up finishes over the past six years as athletic director. With his new contract announced by Chancellor Carol Folt on Nov. 17, he has six more years at UNC to add to the trophy case.
After 23 years of serving as a UNC faculty member in the geography department, Altha Cravey is suing the University on the basis of gender discrimination.
With over three decades of experience in sports business and a passion for teaching, professor Deborah Stroman has made it a priority to empower marginalized students.
Competitive jump ropers often get the same blank stare when trying to explain the sport they love. But when people see the sport in action for the first time, they come to understand the athleticism, rhythm and creativity of these jumpers.
On the 224th annual University Day, Chancellor Carol Folt introduced a scholarship fund which aims to recognize UNC students, faculty, staff or alumni who have advocated for inclusion and diversity.
The Global Social Development Innovations celebrated the launch of its brand new research center with proper fanfare: a symposium featuring globally renowned experts in their fields. GSDI was officially launched during a welcome dinner Oct. 11, followed by two separate symposiums Oct. 12 and Oct. 13. The event was open to the public, representing the center’s commitment to making research accessible to everyone.