Carolina celebrates record fundraising year

August 28, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $543.3 million in donor commitments in fiscal year 2017 (concluding June 30, 2017), marking Carolina’s third-straight fundraising record and first time topping $500 million. The total eclipsed fiscal year 2016’s previous record of $495 million by nearly $50 million.

In Sync: Studying the synchronization between North and South Poles

August 22, 2017

Each June, across North Carolina, the familiar twinkle of fireflies fills the evening sky. Slowly, one by one, these beetles emit a spark of light — a chemical reaction called bioluminescence. They flicker randomly until more and more of them gather together amongst the leaves. Then, an odd thing happens: They begin to sparkle in unison.

Samulski wins polymer chemistry award

August 21, 2017

Edward T. Samulski, Carolina chemistry professor emeritus and former chair of the applied physical sciences department, has been awarded the Herman F. Mark Polymer Chemistry award for 2017. The Herman F. Mark Award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry and recognizes outstanding research and leadership in polymer science.

Carolina Ranks 33rd in 2017 academic ranking of world universities

August 17, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 33rd in the world and 23rd in the United States among global universities, according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on Aug.15.

Meet a new Tar Heel: Jennifer Cooper

August 17, 2017

Incoming junior Jennifer Cooper plans to major in psychology and history, but it’s her background that makes her unique among her peers. Cooper, 49, is the mother of nine children. They range in age from 26 to 9.

Meet a new Tar Heel: Patricia Dawson

August 16, 2017

Growing up, incoming Ph.D. student Patricia Dawson took a deep interest in her Cherokee history as she heard inspiring stories about influential family members of the past and present.