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UNC Professor Emeritus William Leuchtenburg: Getting to Know the American Presidents

William Leuchtenburg met the eyes of a towering Lyndon B. Johnson in September 1965, as they made introductions in the White House Oval Office. Leuchtenburg spent the next two hours in an intimate interview with John F. Kennedy’s former vice president.

Slain UNC student Faith Hedgepeth's family seeks clarity in unsolved murder

Nearly four years after a UNC student was found beaten to death inside her Chapel Hill apartment, Faith Hedgepeth's cousin is trying to find clarity in her unsolved murder. Alyssa Mozingo recently published online a detailed timeline of events leading up to when Hedgepeth's roommate discovered her body the morning of Sept. 7, 2012.

Clef Hangers reflect on presidential year

One of those incredible things was getting the chance to meet President Barack Obama when the group was invited to sing at the White House last winter. “It was very exciting," said Taylor Euliss, the Clef's music director. "It was a lot of luck, and coincidence, and good planning and a clear schedule at that time.”

Massey winner Mike McFarland is a man on a mission

Mike McFarland, now director of University relations, has toiled behind the scenes for the past three decades to protect and defend Carolina’s reputation – with facts and figures. McFarland’s often anonymous work was hard for his boss to describe when he nominated McFarland for the 2016 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award.

UNC students heading to Rio to report on the Olympics

Rachel Brittain never paid much attention to the sport of weight lifting. But the Fayetteville native is about to spend lots of time watching weight lifting and cycling competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Brittain is one of about 20 media and journalism students at UNC who will be working as interns at the games for the Olympic News Service.

Three food tech start-ups, no stopping for Carolina alum Riana Lynn

Food tech entrepreneur Riana Lynn has chalked up more high-powered experiences at age 30 than most people accumulate in a lifetime. Since graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008, she has founded three startups, managed high-profile projects at the White House and secured a coveted spot as a Google-Code2040 entrepreneur-in-residence.

Marine Corps veteran realizing her dream at UNC

Marine Corps veteran and Carolina occupational therapy master’s student Oyoana Allende is a month away from achieving her dream of becoming an occupational therapist—a profession she didn’t realize existed until becoming severely burned while serving in Iraq in 2005. Allende worked as a platoon truck driver while stationed in Iraq.

Disabled UNC Business School Grad Leaves Mark

No one expected Joe Brown of Mooresville, N.C., to go to college. He has a progressive disability that affects his speech and movement, and it’s getting worse with time. But in June of this year, he graduated from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, and left a lasting impact on his teachers, fellow students, and the school itself.

The Georgia And North Carolina Rivalry Extends Beyond The Football Field

Both schools have two of the most picturesque campuses in the country and are situated in arguably the best college towns in America; Athens and Chapel Hill. Even the topography of each campus is similar— rolling hills filled with gardens and abundant oak and pine trees situated in the northern region of each state.

UNC Ranks 35th Among Universities in U.S. Invention Patents

UNC has been ranked number 35 out of the top 100 universities to be granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2015. The report was published by the National Academy of Inventors, a non-profit organization, recognizing U.S. and international universities and non-profit research institutions that have received the most patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

A long legacy of research at UNC

From building the first university astronomical observatory in the United States, to becoming the world’s leading scholar on Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to developing antiretrovirals that prevent HIV transmission by 96 percent — researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have achieved amazing feats.

From Tokyo to Chapel Hill: UNC’s First International Student

The first international student to study at UNC was Shinzaburo Mogi, from Tokyo, Japan, who was enrolled during the 1893-1894 school year. Mogi had an interesting personal history. His family in Japan was involved in the production of soy sauce, beginning the company that would later become Kikkoman Corporation.

Going Against the Flow: UNC alum, Indiegogo Co-Founder Danae Ringelmann

Danae Ringelmann co-founded Indiegogo in 2007 with a mission to democratize fundraising and has since helped to propel the company into the world’s largest crowdfunding platform. Today, Danae leads Indiegogo’s industry development efforts, while steering the company’s employee culture and values initiatives.

UNC ranked 38th among world universities

Two Triangle universities were among the top 50 in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) list of the world’s top 1,000 universities. Duke University ranked No. 29 and UNC-Chapel Hill ranked No. 38 globally. N.C. State University ranked No. 214. In the U.S., Duke ranked 22nd, UNC-CH was 25th and N.C. State was 89th in the same list.

Big changes for Carolina’s Hooker Fields

When students return to campus for the fall semester, they’ll see some big improvements at one of Carolina’s busiest recreation spaces. The Michael Hooker Fields, home of Carolina’s intramural and club sports as well as many other University activities, are receiving a major renovation this summer.

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