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Whether it be picking some fresh spinach for a salad or planting an educational garden for hands-on learning, the Edible Campus Initiative provides a concrete way for Carolina students, faculty and staff to come together and connect with food in a sustainable way. #UNC 
Carolina’s campus is known for its towering oaks and stunning azaleas, but some people are beginning to discover that there are also fresh herbs and vegetables quietly growing in several of Carolina’s small gardens. From lettuce and kale to parsley and basil, edible plants sit waiting to be picked. The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Edible…
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Esteemed journalist Soledad O'Brien heralded the power each of us possesses to do great things as she delivered the annual MLK Celebration Keynote Lecture on Tuesday evening. Recalling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as "a regular man who decided he would do great things," O'Brien reminded a packed Memorial Hall there is "opportunity for all of us" to stimulate change. #UNC
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a regular man who decided he would do great things, Soledad O’Brien said Tuesday (Jan. 17) at the 36th annual MLK Celebration Keynote Lecture and Award Ceremony. “That means for the rest of us that we have that same opportunity,’’ said O’Brien, an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and…
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#UNC students packed Hill Hall on May 9, 1960 to hear a 31-year-old reverend named Martin Luther King Jr. speak about “The Struggle for Racial Justice.” Then a sophomore, Oscar Brinson was so intrigued by what he heard, he peppered King with questions as he walked back to his car. "He was the most impressive person that I had ever talked to," Brinson recalls. "You almost had the feeling that you were in the presence of greatness.”
As a Carolina sophomore in 1960, Oscar Brinson didn’t know much about Martin Luther King Jr. King, then 31, was still working his way to becoming the heralded civil rights leader that we remember on the national holiday in his honor. But from what Brinson had read about the young reverend, he knew enough to…
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Welcome to the start of the spring semester, Tar Heels! In this update, #UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt shares news you might've missed over winter break: advancements in research in Chapel Hill (and Chile!), public service opportunities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and ways to stay connected to Carolina. Go Heels — and have a great semester!
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Misty Cox, a 2016 #UNC graduate, is one of 13 fellows participating in MedServe, a program focused on helping solve the problem of health care shortages across North Carolina.
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For Celia Paung it all started in military-controlled Burma. When she was able to leave for the United States as a teenager, the adjustment to America was difficult. Paung excelled through it all and graduated with her bachelor's degree in nursing from #UNC.
East Chapel Hill High graduate Celia Paung wants to spend a lifetime honoring the grandparents who raised her and her sister in their war-ravaged village in rural Burma.
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Chances are no one has ever asked you, "Do you uke?" But that's the question posed by the Carolina Ukulele Ensemble, a group of 20 students who rehearse weekly and perform on and around campus! While they concede their instrument of choice is "kind of dinky and small," their group is anything but. Now in its fourth year, the Ukulele Ensemble has grown large enough to hold auditions and routinely wow audiences wherever they play. #UNC
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We talked with Terry Sullivan, associate professor of political science at #UNC, about the complex process behind the presidential transition of power.

Sullivan is also the executive director of the White House Transition Project, which helps prepare the incoming president and their administration for the daunting task ahead of them.
With the inauguration just a few days away, the presidential transition of power is in the limelight. In this week’s episode, we talk about the complex transition process with associate professor of political science Terry Sullivan. Sullivan is also the executive director of the White House Transition Project, which helps prepare the incoming president and…
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More than 140 runners began Carolina's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with a 5K run early Monday morning in an effort to honor Dr. King's legacy and the memory of #UNC student Faith Hedgepeth.
More than 140 runners on Monday (January 16) took part in the MLK “The Time is Now” 5K at UNC-Chapel Hill – part of Carolina’s 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Chancellor Carol L. Folt and other University leaders attended and spoke at the third annual event. The theme was “Keeping the…
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The joint undergraduate degree program in biomedical engineering (BME) between #UNC and +NC State University, created in 2015, combines Carolina's top-notch medical program with N.C. State's world-class engineering school. Although there are other joint BME programs across the country, this degree program offers students more flexibility to pioneer the future of healthcare.

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Joint Biomedical Engineering program combines strengths of NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill programs. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University already were ahead of the curve in 2003. With technology playing a greater role in medicine every day, it only made ...
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We are saddened to announce that Nobel Laureate and UNC professor Dr. Oliver Smithies has passed away at the age of 91. Smithies was a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting and is remembered for his generous spirit and his remarkable discoveries that have and will continue to have beneficial effects on many scientific and medical disciplines. “Oliver Smithies was such a loving, wonderful force for all things good in this world,” Chancellor Carol L. Folt
Dr. Oliver Smithies, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s first full-time faculty member to win a Nobel Prize and a world-renowned giant in the field of gene targeting, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, at UNC Hospitals after a short illness. He was 91. Smithies, the School of Medicine’s Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of…
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We're excited to announce the launch of the Carolina Angel Network! CAN will connect alumni, faculty, students, donors and other members of the #UNC community with promising affiliated, early-stage, private companies to provide advice, networks and funding. The initiative will address early-stage funding gaps for startups and ensure the most promising innovative ideas make it to the marketplace.
Startups are a crucial part of a dynamic economy, creating innovations and jobs, but they struggle to find funding from investors. The newly launched Carolina Angel Network (CAN), will close this gap by connecting alumni, faculty, students, donors and other members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community with promising affiliated, early-stage,…
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Carolina’s vibrant people and programs attest to the University’s long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., UNC has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.
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