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Special Oct. 10 event: ‘Public Universities, the Humanities and Education in North Carolina’

“Public Universities, the Humanities and Education in North Carolina” will be the focus of a free special event Oct. 10 sponsored by the Program in the Humanities and Human Values in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Entrepreneur Deshpande talks universities, innovation Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, co-founder of the Deshpande Foundation, president and chairman of Sparta Group, LLC, chairman of Tejas Networks and serial entrepreneur, visited Carolina in early September to speak with students in the College of Arts and Science’s Introduction to Entrepreneurship class. While he was on campus, Deshpande shared his thoughts on how universities fit into the entrepreneurial economy of … Continued

Meet the new Royster Fellows: Exceptional Carolina graduate students

The Graduate School’s Royster Society of Fellows attracts exceptionally talented graduate students from around the world. Many of them pursue graduate studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Tar Heel Trifecta: Three UNC alumnae receive University of Mississippi teaching honors

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi recognized three faculty members for their excellence in teaching. All three have advanced degrees from Carolina.

Clyde Edgerton to deliver Thomas Wolfe Lecture on Oct. 6

Beloved North Carolina author will receive prize named in honor of UNC alumnus Thomas Wolfe, author of ‘Look Homeward, Angel’

UNC-Chapel Hill, NC State, Duke dramatically broaden access to nanotechnology equipment to encourage innovation

“Nanotechnology is a driving force behind scientific innovations that can range from the electronics in smartphones to new types of medical treatments,” said UNC chemist Jim Cahoon, co-principal investigator of the NSF grant.

Two UNC-Chapel Hill faculty elected as American Geophysical Union Fellows

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty members Lawrence E. Band and Hans W. Paerl were named to the prestigious American Geophysical Union (AGU) Class of 2015 Fellows. Band and Paerl are among 60 individuals from around the world who will be recognized at the AGU fall meeting Dec. 16 in San Francisco, Calif. Only 0.1 percent of AGU … Continued