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A Constellation of Cosmos Events at Carolina. 2017 Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe: From Black Holes and Wormholes to Time Travel and Gravitational Waves. A free lecture by the 2019 Frey Foundation Distinguished Visiting Professor Kip Thorne Thursday, Feb. 21 – Memorial Hall, 5:30 p.m. college.unc.edu/frey

Nobel laureate Kip Thorne to speak on black holes, time travel and more

Kip Thorne’s lecture, “My Romance with the Warped Side of the Universe: From Black Holes and Wormholes to Time Travel and Gravitational Waves” will take place on Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall.


Battaglini has worked with hundreds of patients, hoping to offer them a better quality of life through exercise — everything from stationary biking and stair-stepping to weight training and balance exercises. (Photo by Donn Young)

Exercise program helps patients manage cancer symptoms

Carolina professor Claudio Battaglini traded in a career coaching world-class athletes to train cancer patients and survivors, helping them live longer and healthier lives. Cathy Huffman was never an exercise person, and she was never a support group person, either. So, when she joined an “exercise support group” after finishing treatment for ovarian cancer in 2015, she was a little … Continued


Guskiewicz appointed interim chancellor

A neuroscientist and internationally recognized expert on sport-related concussions, Kevin Guskiewicz joined Carolina’s faculty in 1995 and has served as dean of the College of Arts & Sciences since January 2016. As interim chancellor, he will chart a course for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Chancellor's Science Scholar Lauren Gullett ’20.

Supporting STEM Scholars at UNC

The Sherman Fairchild Foundation recently donated $10 million to the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust pledged a $5 million grant, provided the University raises an additional $10 million in matching gifts by the end of 2023.


Alex Floch sits on the steps of South Building with Rameses in 2017. (Photo by Kimberly Rivers.)

A Tar Heel at the Super Bowl

Carolina alumnus Alex Floch is no stranger to being on the sidelines of big games. On Sunday night, he’ll be on the field for Super Bowl LIII as the mascot manager for the LA Rams.


Laura Mersini-Houghton

An Origin Story

Most theoretical physicists don’t see their predictions confirmed in their lifetimes, as it can take centuries to discover the physical phenomena that marks them true. But that hasn’t been the case for UNC’s Laura Mersini-Houghton, who’s seen six of her predictions about the origins of the universe verified in the last decade.


Scott Emmons

Scott Emmons named Churchill Scholar

Scott Emmons, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, a research-focused award that provides funding to outstanding American students for a year of master’s degree study in science, mathematics and engineering at Churchill College, based at the University of Cambridge in England.