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Sprout UNC: Produce with a Purpose

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

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

John Kao, author of “Innovation Nation,” and UNC alumnus Gary White, co-founder and chief executive officer of, 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

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.

Cuban percussionist brings the beat to 36th jazz festival

Cuban percussionist, composer and educator Dafnis Prieto and his sextet will headline the 36th annual Carolina Jazz Festival Feb. 17-23 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

‘Liars Club’ author Mary Karr to speak, participate in panels week of Feb. 25

Mary Karr, author of The New York Times bestselling memoir “The Liars’ Club,” will speak Feb. 27 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at 7:30 p.m. in the Genome Sciences Building auditorium. She will also participate in panel discussions before the talk.

Award-winning Author Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie Speaks Feb. 26

Critically acclaimed author Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie will participate in a forum on the relationship between literature and human rights on Tuesday, February 26 at 5:30 p.m.