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Paving the way: Generous gift will enhance the future of Jewish studies at UNC and beyond

Eric Sklut’s love for Carolina began at an early age, when he told his parents after a trip to Chapel Hill at age 13 that UNC was where he was going to college. His love for Carolina has continued through the years, as a proud 1980 alumnus and father of two UNC graduates, and through his family’s involvement with the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies.

$3 million Grauer gift will benefit Honors Carolina

Peter Grauer ’68 believes in how Honors Carolina can change students’ lives. Grauer, chair of worldwide media company Bloomberg L.P., served for more than 15 years as chair of the Honors Carolina Advisory Board. A recent $3 million gift commitment will endow the Peter T. Grauer Associate Dean for Honors Carolina Fund. The endowment will …

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College’s role in UNC campaign emphasizes innovation, entrepreneurship, experiential learning and more

First-year student Samantha Grounds of Marietta, Ga., arrived on campus in August as one of Carolina’s first Lookout Scholars. Class valedictorian, captain of the soccer team and president of her high school’s National Honor Society, she is eager to explore all that Carolina has to offer. She hopes to pursue a degree in public health. …

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Carolina launches $4.25 billion comprehensive fundraising campaign

Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced the launch of "For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina," UNC-Chapel Hill's multiyear fundraising campaign. Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill

On Oct. 6, UNC-Chapel Hill launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign by a university in the history of the state. “For All Kind: the Campaign for Carolina” aims to raise $4.25 billion by Dec. 31, 2022, to foster an innovation generation prepared to lead the world to a better future through research and scholarship, example and ethos.

Institute for Convergent Science to focus on tackling the world’s biggest problems through multidisciplinary collaboration

Department of applied physical sciences chair Rich Superfine discusses how faculty are integrating campus makerspaces into their course curricula. (file photo by Lars Sahl)

As part of “For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina,” launched Oct. 6, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will create the UNC Institute for Convergent Science (ICS). By embracing this emerging model for scientific research, Carolina aims to tackle the world’s biggest problems by fostering greater multi-disciplinary collaboration among researchers, students and entrepreneurs.

Student Spotlight: Samantha Grounds ’21

Samantha Grounds ’21 of Marietta, Ga., arrived on campus in August 2017 as one of Carolina’s first Lookout Scholars. This donor-funded initiative supports first-generation college students, providing the resources they need to succeed at Carolina. Samantha is part of the inaugural class of 40 Lookout Scholars and comes to UNC with an impressive set of …

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$12 million gift to benefit PlayMakers, dramatic art at UNC-Chapel Hill

PlayMakers Repertory Company and the department of dramatic art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a $12 million gift to significantly increase the University’s performing arts programming by expanding educational opportunities for students and enhancing performance and outreach offerings available to the community.