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UNC symposium informs athletes on how to build wealth and share it

For athletes, building wealth, securing a future after a playing career, and developing the ability to give back start with early and strategic planning. Those were just three of the big takeaways from a panel of authors, academics, former athletes and financial professionals at the Center for Sport Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on on April 21. (The Undefeated)

UNC Virologists Discover New Strategy to Treat HIV Infections

HIV has infected over 70 million people according to the World Health Organization, but virologists at UNC-Chapel Hill are now one step closer to stopping the spread of the insidious pathogen. The effective but temporary nature of current HIV treatments was the impetus for Dr. J. Victor Garcia and his team to consider how the pathogen circumvents eradication in the body. (Chapelboro.com)

New UNC facility offering help for mothers dealing with drug addiction

A new facility in the Triangle is offering help for mothers who are dealing with substance abuse. An internationally recognized treatment program, developed in the Triangle, is expanding with the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in Carrboro. The UNC Horizons Program is for women who are pregnant or who have recently had a child and are struggling with addiction. (ABC 11)

A View From The Top: UNC's Senior Bell Tower Climb

The senior Bell Tower Climb is an annual spring tradition, thanks to the General Alumni Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2003, the senior class has been invited to climb the 128 steps above campus and then sign their names on the inside walls of the Bell Tower. The UNC Class of 2017 participated in the tradition on April 21. (UNC.edu)

UNC graduate student to give a TED talk about cancer treatment

At this year’s global TED conference, a UNC postdoctoral fellow will deliver a talk about how to cure cancer. TED Fellows chose Elizabeth Wayne, the first and only fellow in the T32 program at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, as one of 15 people from all over the world to present at the conference in Vancouver, Canada, this April. (Daily Tar Heel)

Inside the 8-month reinvention of an unprofitable college newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel

Last summer Betsy O’Donovan, the incoming Executive Director of The Daily Tar Heel, wrote an essay on Medium charting the dire financial situation of UNC-Chapel Hill’s student newspaper. It started pretty bluntly: “The Daily Tar Heel is a news organization, and we don’t dodge the facts: This 123-year-old institution has two years to figure out its finances.” (Poynter Institute)

UNC Students Earn Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Two students at UNC-Chapel Hill have been awarded tuition assistance from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Scott Emmons and Sarah Miller are among 240 college sophomores and juniors across the country who will receive scholarships of $7,500 for one academic year. (Chapelboro.com)

‘The joy of science’: Remembering Oliver Smithies, Carolina’s first Nobel laureate

He was a geneticist who changed scientific research and, in doing so, earned a Nobel Prize. This week, Oliver Smithies was remembered for his work beyond the bench – even though that was a place one could find him, seven days a week, until he passed away in January at age 91. (UNC.edu)

A new facility for UNC Horizons

Twenty-three years after its humble beginnings, UNC Horizons Program unveiled a new state-of-the-art facility in which to treat women and their children under one roof. UNC Horizons is a world leader in treating women with substance use disorder and also addressing and treating underlying trauma all while keeping the women with their children. (UNC.edu)

Video: Spring at Carolina

The flowers are blooming and the temperatures are rising. It’s spring at Carolina. The last day of classes is just a few weeks away. Before the end-of-semester rush gears up, take a few minutes to enjoy the scenes and sounds of campus during this beautiful time of year. View Video...

Carolina Firsts look to their next step

As more than 600 first-generation students prepare to graduate from UNC and celebrate years of hard work, they were urged to reach back to their communities and help the next generation achieve the same goal of earning a college degree. “I stand before you the manifestation of two first-generation college students,” said Donovan Livingston, a 2009 Carolina graduate. (UNC.edu)

Apollo 13 commander returns to Morehead Planetarium

“Houston, we have a problem.” The words came from Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell when one of the liquid oxygen tanks on the command module exploded. Although quick thinking by mission control bought the crew of Apollo 13 precious time, it was Lovell’s celestial navigation training at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium that ensured the crew's safe return. (UNC.edu)

UNC student uses Crying Jordan meme in speeding ticket defense

A UNC PhD candidate who was visiting Ole Miss to prepare a dissertation was popped by the Oxford Police Department for speeding. The most convincing tactic the student used to make the case for innocence is a diagram that features complex acceleration equations. But in case that didn't work, the student simply attached a photo of Crying Jordan. (247 Sports)

Arts are Everywhere at UNC

“Today is the perfect kind of day to prove that even if you don’t interact with arts every day—even if you’re a biology major, even if you’re a computer science major– that you do interact with the arts,” said UNC student and journalism major Elina Rodriguez. “You engage with them and you probably love them.” Rodriguez helped with an event Friday to kick off the initiative—Arts Everywhere. (Chapelboro.com)

Three students selected as 2017 Carolina Blue Honors Fellows

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2017 Carolina Blue Honors Fellowship to pursue unique and self-initiated summer internships built around international sports entrepreneurship. The fellowship provides up to $5,000 to fund individuals who seek to gain experience in the business of sports. (UNC.edu)

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