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UNC to offer free online classes via Coursera

February 21, 2013

Carolina faculty’s expertise will be available to online learners around the world as part of a new partnership. Music professor Evan Feldman will teach one of the courses.

ESPN analyst and former NFL player to speak at March symposium

February 18, 2013

ESPN analyst and former NFL player Merril Hoge will speak at a March symposium on how to recognize, manage and prevent serious head injuries among high school and college athletes. The event will be held March 8-9 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sprout UNC: Produce with a Purpose

February 14, 2013

Have you got the gardening bug yet? Spring is just around the corner, and with it the promise of fresh vegetables. Sprout UNC makes it easy, by bringing those fresh veggies straight from a local farm to you.

Spinner-Halev named Abbey Fellow

February 12, 2013

Jeff Spinner-Halev, Kenan Eminent Professor of Political Science, has been named an Abbey Fellow. Fellows provide critical links between their departments and the Academic Advising Program.

‘Changing the World through Innovation’ is topic of March 4 talk

February 12, 2013

John Kao, author of “Innovation Nation,” and UNC alumnus Gary White, co-founder and chief executive officer of Water.org, will discuss “Changing the World through Innovation” in a free public talk March 4 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Salmon use Earth’s magnetic field to find their way home

February 8, 2013

Five years ago, UNC marine biologists proposed a theory that sea turtles and salmon use the Earth’s magnetic forces to find their way back to their birthplace after migrating across thousands of miles of open, featureless sea. Now, those same researchers have found a way to test that theory in salmon – and found it to be true.

Claybren wins Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

February 1, 2013

As the student coordinator of the UNC-Chapel Hill Gender Non-Specific Housing Coalition, Kevin Claybren advocated for inclusive, accessible and safe housing options on campus. He is the winner of the 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship.

UNC scientists unveil a superbug’s secret to antibiotic resistance

January 30, 2013

Worldwide, many strains of the bacterium commonly known as staph infections are already resistant to all antibiotics except vancomycin.Now, UNC scientists have not only identified the mechanism by which vancomycin resistance spreads from one bacterium to the next, but also have suggested ways to potentially stop the transfer.