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August 24, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received $543.3 million in donor commitments in fiscal year 2017 (concluding June 30, 2017), marking Carolina’s third-straight fundraising record and first time topping $500 million. The total eclipsed fiscal year 2016’s previous record of $495 million by nearly $50 million.

May 23, 2017

The family of a fifth-generation North Carolina company has made an $18 million gift to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts & Sciences to more than double the size of Carolina’s nationally recognized undergraduate entrepreneurship program. The gift commitment from the Shuford family of Hickory is the larg … Continued

April 20, 2017

Faculty members from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and schools of medicine, education and social work will tackle the issues of local hunger and academic success for North Carolina foster children with funding provided by the 2016 C. Felix Harvey Award to Advance Institu … Continued

April 19, 2017

Six employees have been selected by Chancellor Carol L. Folt to receive the 2017 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards, one of the most coveted distinctions earned by faculty and staff. “The exemplary people recognized with the Massey Award help create the wonderful quality of life we experience at Carolina,” said Chancellor Carol L … Continued

April 10, 2017

Alice Lehman of Charlotte has donated $4 million to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to fund the new cellular immunotherapy research program at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. UNC Lineberger is among a select few academic cancer centers in the United States with the staff expertise and technical infrastructure t … Continued

February 24, 2017

The Carolina Women’s Leadership Council honored three University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professors Feb. 24 for mentoring: Michele Tracy Berger, Mark Fraser and Gregory Forest. The Faculty Mentoring Awards, established in 2006, recognize faculty who mentor undergraduate students, graduate students and junior faculty. Award recipi … Continued

January 25, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Art Museum has received its largest gift ever, donated from alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife Leena—valued at $25 million. The unprecedented commitment includes an $8 million endowment to support a new curator and future acquisitions and an art gift of 134 primarily 17th-century Eu … Continued

November 22, 2016

Ilene Speizer, Ph.D., research professor in the maternal and child health department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will lead a two-year, $1.7 million project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Speizer will collaborate with David Guilkey, Ph.D., Cary C. Boshame … Continued