PlayMakers, dramatic art celebrate $12 million gift

September 29, 2017

Joan H. Gillings has committed the largest single gift ever to the performing arts at Carolina: the $12 million gift to PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art will significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming by expanding educational opportunities for students and enhancing performance and outreach offerings available to the community.

$3 million gift will benefit Honors Carolina

September 29, 2017

Peter Grauer, chair of worldwide media company Bloomberg L.P., served for more than 15 years as chair of the Honors Carolina Advisory Board. His recent $3 million gift commitment will endow the Peter T. Grauer Associate Dean for Honors Carolina Fund.

Carolina ranks 33rd in world universities

September 29, 2017

UNC consistently places within the world’s leading universities, and now is no different. This year, Carolina ranks 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities

Confronting energy poverty in Southern Africa

September 29, 2017

The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $4.8 million grant to UNC-Chapel Hill to help researchers study how to alleviate energy poverty in Southern Africa.

NFL grant funds concussion research

September 29, 2017

The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management. Led by scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin, the research will involve international collaborations and diverse participants across a variety of sports.

#Throwback

September 29, 2017

Happy Birthday to the Institute of Marine Sciences, which turns 70 this year! In honor of the celebration, we share a photo of graduate student Fiorenza Micheli studying sustainable fisheries with marine scientist Charles “Pete” Peterson.

Follow us and share

September 28, 2017

Tar Heels who travel the globe, are you willing to share your adventures? Follow @unccollege, @uncstudyabroad and @uncglobal on Instagram and use #HeelsAbroad to share your photos.

The Story of Study Abroad

September 28, 2017

UNC’s seismic shift in global education. (Senior Cassidy Greshko in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Photo by Jackson Hitchner ’18)