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Students immersed in urban planning, clean energy on six-week European Burch Seminar

This summer, Greg Gangi, associate director for clean technology and innovation and teaching professor, and 20 students enrolled in the Germany, the Netherlands and the U.K.: Sustainability Burch Field Research Seminar spent six weeks in Europe studying urban planning and … Read more

Geo interns.

Geo Interns install air quality monitoring stations in Robeson County

In July, six participants in the Geo Interns program, led by Megan Hughes, STEM pathways program manager in the Center for Public Engagement with Science, built solar-powered air quality monitoring stations at two locations of the Boys and Girls Club … Read more

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Meet BOT Chair John P. Preyer (UNC News | Sept. 26, 2023)

The new leader of the University’s Board of Trustees calls his service to Carolina “a labor of love.”

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Carolina ranks 4th among publics (UNC News | Sept. 18, 2023)

UNC-Chapel Hill is the No. 4 ranked public university in the country and is No. 22 overall in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best College rankings released Monday. Carolina, which has been among the top 5 public universities … Read more

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