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Overhead view of the Cape Fear River in Wilmington with buildings lining the waterfront.

Flowing Together: Restoring North Carolina’s drinking water

PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” are prevalent in a variety of products and linked to a range of health problems. An interdisciplinary group of UNC-Chapel Hill scientists and engineers are deploying and evaluating technologies that filter these difficult-to-remove substances from N.C.’s drinking water.

From left, Harriet Houston Shaffer and Charles Milton Shaffer Jr. with their children, Emi Shaffer Gragnani, Caroline Shaffer Vroon and Charles Shaffer III, attending a major league baseball game together. (Photo courtesy of the Shaffer family)

Gift to support philanthropy fellow is a fitting legacy for devoted Tar Heel

The Charles M. Shaffer Jr. Distinguished Fellow in Philanthropy Fund, established in honor of a late Carolina alumnus and philanthropist, will support the work of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program in pursuit of giving back.

A Family’s Legacy of Education and Curiosity

A strong affinity for UNC and a profound belief in the life changing influence of education inspired Nikin ’05 and Rashmi ’05 Shah to establish the Tilak and Aruna Shah Biomedical Engineering Scholarship.

Lives guided by great books

The new Weldon Thornton Society and Teaching Award affirm the central place of the humanities in the arts and sciences tradition that has long defined a Carolina education.

A composite photo of the Old Well with Steve Israel's headshot on top of the photo.

$10 Million Gift Seeks to Ignite a ‘Humanities Renaissance’ at UNC-Chapel Hill

A major gift from UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Stephen H. Israel ’66, Vice Chairman Emeritus of Korn Ferry, will provide full Honors Carolina scholarships for undergraduate students pursuing a major in the humanities.

Tom Kenan ’59 (center) with (from left) Robert Baynard, Lawrence Gray ’86, Interim Chancellor Lee Roberts and Vice Chancellor for Development Mike Andreasen.

Carolina honors Tom Kenan for lifetime of giving and service

Kenan becomes the first recipient of the Lux Libertas Philanthropy Award.

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Carolina research takes the world stage

Message about tech use and teens’ well-being connects during World Economic Forum.


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