Carolina launches $4.25 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign

October 6, 2017

On Oct. 6, UNC-Chapel Hill launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign by a university in the history of the state. “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina” aims to raise $4.25 billion by Dec. 31, 2022, to foster an innovation generation prepared to lead the world to a better future through research and scholarship, example and ethos.

Institute for Convergent Science to focus on tackling the world’s biggest problems through multidisciplinary collaboration

October 6, 2017

As part of “For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina,” launched Oct. 6, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will create the UNC Institute for Convergent Science (ICS). By embracing this emerging model for scientific research, Carolina aims to tackle the world’s biggest problems by fostering greater multi-disciplinary collaboration among researchers, students and entrepreneurs.

UNC chemist Bo Li wins NIH New Innovator Award

October 5, 2017

Chemist Bo Li at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, established in 2007, supports unusually innovative research from early career investigators.

Celebrate University Research Week Oct. 9-13

October 5, 2017

University Research Week Oct. 9-13 is a semi-annual, campus-wide event that enhances opportunities for undergraduates to discover and engage in research and scholarship. It is part of Carolina’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which emphasizes “Learning by Connecting, Doing and Making:”

Gov. Roy Cooper to deliver keynote address at University Day

October 2, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s 75th governor, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s University Day on Oct. 12. The celebration marks Carolina’s 224th birthday and will be held at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall.

Joseph DeSimone named recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

September 14, 2017

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the Technology, the Economy and Employment category. The honor recognizes the extraordinary achievements of individuals in the arts and humanities; environment; human condition; public policy; and technology, the economy and employment.