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James Taylor home in Chapel Hill sells for $1.66M, higher than asking price

A Manhattan couple known as major art benefactors in both the Northeast and in North Carolina has emerged as the highest bidders for the boyhood home of Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter James Taylor in Chapel Hill. (Triangle Business Journal)

Carolina welcomes 4,254 new undergraduate students

The 4,254 first-year students expected to start classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next week were chosen from 35,875 applicants. An additional 779 students are joining the Carolina community as transfer students. The new first-year class includes 3,523 North Carolinians, an increase of 7.6 percent over last year’s class. (UNC.edu)

UNC alum, Indiegogo founder Danae Ringelmann was rejected 90 times—here's how she bounced back

According to Danae Ringelmann, the co-founder and chief development officer of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, we live in a world that loves to say "no." "The key to thriving and to making it all happen is to turn those obstacles ... into challenges," she told CNBC in a recent interview. (CNBC)

Southern Season Sold at Auction

Chapel Hill-based Southern Season was sold at auction on Friday. The gourmet-food retailer went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this summer..The Triangle Business Journal is reporting that Delaware-based kitchen retailer Calvert Retail put in the winning bid in bankruptcy court of $3.5 million. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Pharmacy Dean Receives National Award

Dean of UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Robert Blouin received high honor for his work within the field. Blouin was named the 2016 Parker Medalist presented as the College’s Paul F. Parker Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession of Pharmacy. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina ranks 35th in 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 35th in the world and 25th in the U.S. among global universities, according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15. Carolina was ranked 39th in 2015 and 36th in 2014. (UNC.edu)

UNC School of Social Work professors among country’s ‘high impact’ scholars

Four professors at the UNC School of Social Work have been named among the country’s most prominent social work scholars, according to a recent study published in the journal Research on Social Work Practice. Distinguished Professors Sheryl Zimmerman, Mark Fraser, Gary Bowen, and Matthew Howard were recognized among the top 40 academics. (UNC.edu)

UNC's Dr. Taft helps Olympians heal

Cupping became part of the national conversation during the Olympics. It gave insight into how athletes try different therapies to be ready to race. "And if somebody loses a hundredth of a percent, that's the difference between losing the gold and not make the finals," said Dr. Tim Taft, a University of North Carolina physician. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Groundskeepers: Maintaining the Legacy

David Brannigan walks across the quad with a backpack. But instead of books and binders, Brannigan’s backpack holds a small engine designed to blow leaves from walkways and green spaces. Brannigan – and dozens of grounds technicians like him – are hard at work keeping UNC’s campus beautiful long before faculty members and students make their way to class. (UNC.edu)

UNC student chases broadcast dream to NBC and Rio

Jordan Jackson stood near the "Today" show set being assembled on the beach for the 2016 Olympic Games. Jackson was far from the New York City studios where she first found out about her NBC internship in Brazil. She was even farther from her home in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Getting from Mount Airy to Rio has been part of a lifelong dream for her. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC Health Care Again Ranks Among Best Hospitals in the Nation

UNC Hospitals was nationally ranked or recognized as high performing in 10 clinical categories listed in the U.S. News & World Report 2016-2017 Best Hospitals rankings. Four of our specialties were ranked highest in the state. Across the state, our system performed well. (Roper on Health)

FallFest will celebrate 20 years in new location

FallFest is getting some new digs for its 20th anniversary.The annual block party introduces new Tar Heels to students organizations and free food. The event, which usually draws crowds around 25,000, has been held on South Road, Hooker Fields and the School of Government parking deck in past years. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC researchers near breakthrough in treating peanut allergy

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine say they are nearing a breakthrough in treating peanut allergy. Results from a clinical trial of 40 peanut-allergic children found that almost 80 percent of participants achieved “sustained unresponsiveness,” even when eating peanuts weeks after treatment. These are the strongest responses ever recorded. (Triangle Business Journal)

UNC helps those who serve our nation succeed at Carolina

UNC has inaugurated a new program – one segment for undergraduate students and another focused on graduate and professional students – for incoming students with prior military service. This inaugural program....was designed to serve....newly enrolled, readmitted or deferred enrollment students who are active duty, veteran, reservist or National Guard. (UNC.edu)

UNC's Eben Alexander and the Revival of the Modern Olympic Games

When the Olympic games were revived and the first modern Olympics were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896, UNC faculty member Eben Alexander was there. Alexander was a professor of Greek at Carolina and served as the U.S. ambassador to Greece and Serbia from 1893-1897. Alexander’s influence in convincing American athletes to come to Greece is evident. (UNC.edu)

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