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Spring 2018 Phillips Ambassador scholarship recipients gathered for a group photo at an event honoring the most recent scholarship recipients. Ambassador Phil Phillips recognized each scholarship recipient during a gathering of UNC Chapel Hill faculty and former scholarship winners at his home in Chapel Hill.

Nine undergraduates selected as UNC Phillips Ambassadors for study in Asia

Nine undergraduates from UNC have been selected as Phillips Ambassadors for spring 2018 study abroad programs in Asia. Two scholarship recipients will study in Japan, two in South Korea, one in Cambodia, one in China, one in Hong Kong, one in Singapore and one in Thailand.

cake that says "Celebrating 10 Years: FedEx Global Education Center"

FedEx Global Education Center celebrates 10th anniversary

The 2017-2018 academic year marks the 10th anniversary of the FedEx Global Education Center. On Nov. 30, the center hosted a reception in recognition of this milestone, reflecting on Carolina’s global achievements and honoring the faculty, staff and alumni who have been an instrumental part of UNC’s international activity.

Research at Carolina provides students with unique learning opportunities through hands-on research projects. Currently, more than 60 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill’s graduating seniors conduct independent research and contribute to discoveries made by the University’s research scientists. Photo courtesy of UNC Chapel Hill.

UNC-Chapel Hill Research Exceeds $1 Billion Annually for First Time

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has surpassed, for the first time, $1 billion in annual research expenditures, according to the nation’s annual Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey. This news continues UNC-Chapel Hill’s decade-long rise as one of the world’s top universities for sponsored research.

The Galapagos Islands. Photos courtesy of Steve Walsh.

NASA Awards Grant to UNC: Land Cover and Change on Global Island Ecosystems

The NASA Land Cover/Land Use Change (LCLUC) Program awarded the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a three-year grant in the amount of $720,000 to examine the effects of social and ecological factors, particularly, human migration and tourism on the environment and on the sustainability of island ecosystems.

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. (Photo shows students discussing a case sitting at a table)

Parr Center for Ethics wins $10,000 diversity award to support National High School Ethics Bowl

The Parr Center for Ethics, based in the philosophy department in UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, has received a $10,000 diversity and inclusiveness grant from the American Philosophical Association to support the National High School Ethics Bowl.

Yaiza Canzani

Women in Science Wednesday: Yaiza Canzani

Yaiza Canzani is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on understanding the behavior of wave functions that solve Schrodinger’s equation — the mathematical formulation for studying the energy levels of quantum mechanical systems like atoms.

Paving the way: Generous gift will enhance the future of Jewish studies at UNC and beyond

Eric Sklut’s love for Carolina began at an early age, when he told his parents after a trip to Chapel Hill at age 13 that UNC was where he was going to college. His love for Carolina has continued through the years, as a proud 1980 alumnus and father of two UNC graduates, and through his family’s involvement with the … Continued