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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. (UNC.edu)

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. (Poets & Quants)

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. (UGA Football Live)

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. (Chapelboro.com)

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. (UNC.edu)

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. (UNC.edu)

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. (Huffington Post)

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. (Triangle Business Journal)

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. (UNC.edu)

The History of Carolina Blue

Carolina Blue is a symbolic and beloved shade that, for many alums and UNC fans, immediately conjures up images of the school, the Carolina sports teams and a sense of community. Carolina Blue has a long history tied to the culture of this university. The use of a distinctive light blue in association with UNC began not long after the first students arrived on campus in 1795. (UNC.edu)

Carrburritos Lands On List of Top College Town Burritos

Carrburritos is a popular destination for burrito lovers in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The restaurant’s reputation is growing as it recently landed on a list of the “Top 25 College Town Burrito Spots.” The list was made by uCribs, an apartment search engine designed for renters looking to live near college campuses throughout the country. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC team of researchers make discoveries for early education

A study recently completed by a team at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute discovered high quality of early education prepares children for a successful future. Louisa Tarullo, director of human services research at Mathematica Policy Research, said the study found children experience better outcomes across a range of skills as the overall quality of preschool instruction increases. (Daily Tar Heel)

Remembering the Franklin Street places that have come and gone

With the recent news that Target would be coming to Franklin Street in 2017, it really made me think of how much the businesses on the street have changed over the years. So here’s a list of my favorite bars, restaurants, and stores on Franklin Street that are no longer in business. Maybe it will spark a memory of one of your favorite places. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels venture into space medicine

The human body’s circulatory system isn’t much of a mystery — when there’s gravity. In outer space, body fluid doesn’t circulate the way it does on Earth. Instead, it may be rushing to the head and causing all sorts of issues, including impairing astronauts’ vision. A Carolina senior and recent graduate are now trying to figure out why. (UNC.edu)

The legacy of Stuart Scott and memories of his 2014 ESPYS speech

Two years ago, Stuart Scott delivered a heartfelt moment when he accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the 2014 ESPYS for his courageous fight against cancer. The longtime sports anchor died Jan. 4, 2015, at the age of 49. His contributions to sports solidified a legacy that will live on in the lives of many people who were touched by aspects of his life. (The Undefeated)

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