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Leading economist to share ‘Third World Lessons for First World Growth’ Sept. 26

Peter Blair Henry, dean of New York University’s Stern School of Business, will share findings from his new book, “Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth,” during a public discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 26.

Former Gov. James B. Hunt to discuss education Sept. 26

Former North Carolina Gov. James B. Hunt Jr. will discuss investing in education in a free public talk Sept. 26 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

UNC economist to discuss “Debt and Taxes” Sept. 30

Economist Michael Salemi will discuss “Debt and Taxes” in a free public talk Sept. 30 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

A journey from Kenya to Carolina

Few people can point to the exact moment that changed their life, but Eunice Sahle, chair of UNC’s department of African, African American and diaspora studies, can point to the day she decided to become a teacher and writer.

$2 million award to focus on nanopore technology for DNA sequencing

UNC received a $2 million award from a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to explore the use of nanopore technology aimed at more accurate and efficient DNA sequencing.

Faculty Book “Democracy and the Left” Earns Best Book Awards

University of North Carolina political scientists Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens garnered two prestigious awards this summer for their recently published book Democracy and the Left: Social Policy and Inequality in Latin America (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

PlayMakers opens season with ‘The Mountaintop’ Sept. 18

PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its new main-stage season Sept. 18-Oct. 6 with the regional premiere of “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall. The play focuses on the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.