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Greetings from the Chair: Lou Patalano ’95

June 30, 2023

Greetings,  I am humbled by the honor to serve as the incoming Chair of the Alumni Committee on Racial & Ethnic Diversity (ACRED). I follow in the footsteps of giants – Virginia Cardenas, Lucrecia Moore, Reyna-Walters Morgan, Teresa Artis, Barb … Read more

A Joint Impact

April 23, 2019

Dr. Soumya Rahima Benhabbour is from the North African country of Morocco where, according to UNAIDS, there has been a 42 percent reduction in new HIV infections since 2010. That’s good news to Benhabbour, whose dream is to empower women … Read more

Returning The Favor

April 23, 2019

Jacqueline Charles ’94 hasn’t been a stranger to Chapel Hill since her graduation. The Pulitzer Prize finalist, Emmy-award winning, Distinguished Alumna Awardee will be returning to Carolina to speak to the UNC School of Media and Journalism 2019 graduates in … Read more

Challenging Preconceptions

April 23, 2019

Growing up as the child of immigrants, Daniela Hercules Alfaro ’22 watched her parents work in low-wage jobs. They encouraged her to maximize her education, to take advantage of opportunities they didn’t have. “I remember, in the fifth grade, I … Read more

UNC’s Research Exceeds $1 Billion Annually for First Time

May 3, 2018

UNC has surpassed, for the first time, $1 billion in annual research expenditures, according to the nation’s annual Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) survey. This news continues UNC-Chapel Hill’s decade-long rise as one of the world’s top universities for … Read more

Min Yang named Schwarzman Scholar

May 3, 2018

Min Yang, a 2015 graduate of UNC, has been selected for the Schwarzman Scholars program, an elite China-based scholarship modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship and founded by Blackstone co-founder and CEO Stephen A. Schwarzman. This innovative master’s degree program supports … Read more

Need-based scholarships honor Bridge Builders

May 2, 2018

Chancellor Carol L. Folt has named 20 scholarships for “Bridge Builders,” individuals whose work, advocacy and personal example helped forge a more inclusive, unified and aspirational Carolina community. The need-based scholarships will recognize people who helped unite and strengthen the Carolina … Read more