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A plan and a partnership: $10 million gift supports strategic initiatives

John and Marree Townsend’s commitments to UNC-Chapel Hill over the years have been both plentiful and purposeful — and none more so than their most recent $10 million gift to … Continued

Inside, Issues, Spring 2018, The Scoop


Kate Caldwell Nevin (left) with Mary Lawson Burrows ’20 and Molly McNairy at a reception for the Ackland Art Museum exhibition, “Becoming a Woman in the Age of Enlightenment.” (photo by SP Murray)

Caldwell family gift will encourage collaboration between American studies, Ackland Art Museum

When the Caldwell family decided they wanted to give back to UNC-Chapel Hill — a place that left a lasting impression on each of them — it made sense that … Continued

Inside, Issues, Spring 2018, The Scoop


Dean Kevin Guskiewicz (left) celebrated Alex Yong and Wendi Sturgis’ gift at Carolina’s For All Kind campaign kickoff in October. The couple’s support benefits scholarships, the Learning and Writing Center and diversity initiatives in the department of computer science. (photo by Jafar Fallahi)

Learning and Writing Center gift helps ensure students’ success

In addition to significant planned gifts to the College that benefit scholarships, technology and innovation in the Learning and Writing Center, and diversity initiatives in the department of computer science, … Continued

Inside, Issues, Spring 2018, The Scoop


Photo of the Old Well with spring flowers blooming in March 2018 by Donn Young.

Carolina Quoted

When national and international media need experts to comment on and analyze news and trends, they turn to Carolina faculty and alumni.

Inside, Issues, Spring 2018, The Scoop


UNC’s Air Force ROTC named best small detachment in Southeast

UNC’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 590 was recently named best small detachment in the Southeast region. The Southeast Region encompasses 38 detachments in nine states and Puerto Rico.

Inside, Issues, Spring 2018, The Scoop


Yaiza Canzani’s Sloan Fellowship, awarded to “the next generation of scientific leaders,” is the first Sloan for the mathematics department in about 10 years. (photo courtesy of Yaiza Canzani)

Mathematics’ Yaiza Canzani named a Sloan Fellow ‘rising star’

Yaiza Canzani, an assistant professor of mathematics in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been awarded a 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship.

Inside, Issues, Spring 2018, The Scoop


#Throwback: This 1986 photo shows Colin Palmer (second row, fourth from right). , with his history department colleagues. That year he became the first African-American to chair a department at UNC. Did you take a class with Professor Palmer? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at college-news@unc.edu. (photo courtesy of Universtiy Libraries)

Pioneering professor honored for contributions to UNC

Colin Palmer became the first African-American chair of a department at UNC-Chapel Hill when he was appointed to lead the history department in 1986, a post he held until 1991.

Inside, Issues, Spring 2018, The Scoop


Victoria Bautch (seated, center) with members of her research lab.

Bautch receives $6 million NIH outstanding investigator award

Victoria Bautch, chair of the biology department, has been awarded a $6 million Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH-NHLBI).

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The FedEx Global Education Center is a vibrant hub for many of the College’s and University’s global programs. (photo by Kristen Chavez). Pictured is a cake that says "Celebrate 10 Years: FedEx Global Education Center."

FedEx Global Education Center celebrates 10 years

The 2017-2018 academic year marks the 10th anniversary of the FedEx Global Education Center. The diverse work of the units within the building makes a global impact here and abroad.

Inside, Issues, Spring 2018, The Scoop


The National High School Ethics Bowl gives student teams from across the United States the chance to exercise their philosophical and ethical muscles as they analyze topical issues. (photo courtesy of The Parr Center for Ethics)

Parr Center for Ethics wins $10,000 award to support Ethics Bowl

The Parr Center for Ethics has received a $10,000 diversity and inclusiveness grant from the American Philosophical Association to support the National High School Ethics Bowl.

Inside, Issues, Spring 2018, The Scoop