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Author, UNC grad tackles one of the greatest baseball teams you’ve never heard of

When Anne Keene, the Austin author of “The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team that Helped Win World War II,” was growing up, she knew that her father both loved and hated the game of baseball. She knew he adored it, loved the old players, told stories about them to the point that it became something of a family joke. (Austin American-Statesman)

180+ still at shelter on UNC campus as Florence flooding continues

James Franklin says he’s leaning on his faith as he awaits the chance to return home to Jones County. “Nothing beats home,” he said while sitting outside the Friday Center at UNC-Chapel Hill Friday morning. William Freshwater sat outside the shelter strumming his guitar, trying to maintain a positive attitude. He had to leave his apartment in Chapel Hill due to flooding. (CBS 17)

Wilmington and New Bern student families struggle after Florence

Nearly a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, the effects of flooding and destroyed property is not something UNC students from Wilmington and New Bern have the luxury of forgetting. “It’s a different world when you go home. When people ask me how my family is, there’s this stark contrast between what’s going on here and what’s going on at home.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Ackland Art Museum launches 60th anniversary celebration

Since 1958, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been one of North Carolina’s most important cultural resources. Located at the intersection of campus and Chapel Hill community, the Ackland provides experiences that spark insight into ourselves, each other and the world. (UNC.edu)

How Carolina is transforming medicine with artificial intelligence

UNC biostatistics professor Michael Kosorok is leading the way in utilizing artificial intelligence to benefit public health. “What I’m interested in is how we can use AI to make good decisions in medicine, so for example, whether to give a patient drug A or drug B,” said Kosorok, who teaches in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. “We’re on the cutting edge of this research.” (UNC.edu)

For 30 years, Stone Center has been bringing people together

When black student activists in the 1970s and 1980s pushed for a place on the Carolina campus to celebrate African and African-American culture, some feared that such a center might separate and divide the campus. But as the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History enters its 30th year, those predictions have been disproved, said director Joseph Jordan. (UNC.edu)

Great college football (and foodie) towns to visit this fall

Chapel Hill, NC – University of North Carolina: While UNC fans and alumni relate Chapel Hill to fond sports memories and Carolina Blue, the charming southern city is home to more than just Tar Heel Nation. While the UNC sports teams bring tons of excitement to the otherwise small town, there are also many other attractions, monuments, and activities to enjoy when visiting Chapel Hill, NC. (Ladders)

Hurricane Florence: How to support the recovery efforts

North Carolinians, students, faculty and staff at UNC and the surrounding community, are asking how they can support recovery from Hurricane Florence. They are seeking guidance on donations for the shelter in Chapel Hill and affected locations. The shelter at the Friday Center is operated for the State of North Carolina by the Red Cross in partnership with the University. (UNC.edu)

UNC-Chapel Hill to host shelter to serve people displaced by Hurricane Florence

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is working closely with the Governor’s Office, the American Red Cross and the State Emergency Management Team to establish a new location for people in existing shelters that have lost power and are now closed. The new shelter will be located at the Friday Center and is set to open sometime on Saturday. (UNC.edu)

Pioneering pediatric surgeon hopes to train others at UNC on life-saving procedure

For years, Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan was the only person in the world performing a surgery to save children with a rare cancer. In June, Hayes-Jordan joined UNC Children's Hospital to head pediatric surgery. “These kids with cancer are amazing. They enjoy every moment. They’re always happy. You wouldn’t know that they’d been through chemo for months and years." (WRAL.com)

UNC Alum's Documentary 'Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters' Explores The Growth Of Basketball In Africa

In the new film, Hoops Africa: Ubuntu Matters, a powerful story on the impact of basketball on the continent of Africa is front and center. Directed and produced by Taylor Sharp and Dan Hedges, Hoops Africa explores a variety of subjects from a young Zimbabwean player intent on fulfilling his dreams of making it to America to play basketball and pursue a higher education. (Shadow and Act)

Thad Beyle: An educator who made a difference

For many practitioners of politics and government in North Carolina, the route to their positions of public influence went through Thad Beyle’s political science classes at UNC. Over four decades, he served as an exemplar of an engaged university professor. Thad died a week ago. As a faculty member, he was a colleague and collaborator — and even more a friend. (EducationNC)
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