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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates | Fall 2021 Plans

Keys to Success

With the arrival of 96 new Steinway pianos and an All-Steinway School designation, UNC students have the highest quality instruments at their fingertips. [READ FULL POST]

Working Toward Wellness

A team of UNC graduate students and their professor are working to understand the challenges UNC students are facing, and finding ways to help students build resilience and wellness. [READ FULL POST]

Lessons of a Challenging Year

Three alumni share the challenges and rewards of working through the pandemic. [READ FULL POST]

Sharing Uncomfortable Conversations

As UNC considers policy, cultural and systemic changes to address campus climate, conversations bring truth into focus. [READ FULL POST]

Defining Moments

UNC has heeded the call of “Rowing Not Drifting” for more than a century through social, political and economic challenges. [READ FULL POST]

Back to School 2020

Educators have found themselves adapting and working in settings that have distanced them from students and changed how they teach. Here, they share their thoughts and insights from the past six months. [READ FULL POST]

Leading Beyond Crisis

UNC’s newest leaders share their thoughts, goals and visions for the university’s future. [READ FULL POST]

A Community Connected

How UNC adapted to changes from the coronavirus and met the challenge with strength, innovation and care. [READ FULL POST]

Seeing the Silver Lining

A new Ph.D. graduate shares his thoughts about UNC and describes how he felt about defending his dissertation online. [READ FULL POST]

Technology Support During Coronavirus

With the decision to move classes online, technology use — and tech support needs — rose to a new level. [READ FULL POST]

Bears Rise Together

Spring 2020 undergraduate student commencement speaker Malaika Michel-Fuller shares her thoughts and insights as May commencement ceremonies were canceled because of the coronavirus. [READ FULL POST]

From On-Campus to Online

With campus closing down, two small departments set about the Herculean task of helping faculty move from in-seat classes to remote learning. [READ FULL POST]

Riding the Rollercoaster

As the stock market went through its acrobatic reactions to the coronavirus, students in UNC’s SAFF class took the volatile ride in stride — and gained real-world experience in the midst of a financial crisis. [READ FULL POST]

A New Normal: Getting More Students to Graduation

Important work is taking place to chart a course for the future of our institution. Through a collaborative process spearheaded by innovators from every department on campus, UNC is transforming our approach to strategically enroll and support every one of our students. [READ FULL POST]

Opening Day

Every fall, the UNC community comes together to welcome students back to campus and move new students into their residence halls. UNC photographers captured the big day to give you a feel for this year’s move-in day. [READ FULL POST]

Bridging Research and Real Life

The Social Research Lab (SRL) at UNC builds a bridge for students to excel in their careers while connecting the community to professional-level research. [READ FULL POST]

Opening Doors for Student Success

The newest building on campus will serve as a centralized gateway to student success and events. [READ FULL POST]

Building Better Schools

Bob and Betty Tointon were looking for ways to give back to their community. That vision turned into a life-changing leadership program for principals and their teams. [READ FULL POST]

Seeking Solutions and Finding Resolve

Witnessing change on the Antarctic Peninsula [READ FULL POST]

Learning to Lead

Assistant Professor Jacob Skousen focuses on educational leadership and social justice in schools. [READ FULL POST]

'I'm Andy'

New UNC President Andy Feinstein has had a busy start to his tenure. Get to Know the First-Year President in this Q&A. [READ FULL POST]

Sporting New Bridges

Soccer Without Borders Greeley is one of the bridges that helps Greeley’s refugee and immigrant population adjust to U.S. life. And thanks to a partnership with UNC, it’s also one of the ways that UNC students-athletes cross the bridge from high school to college. [READ FULL POST]

Pivot Perfect

How four UNC alumni have taken their careers in unexpected directions with the help of degrees that went deeper than job skills. [READ FULL POST]

Reality Check

UNC’s Center for Urban Education builds bridges with urban schools. [READ FULL POST]

Looking Forward

Football provided a path to college for Samad Hinds, and an escape from the violence of his hometown. [READ FULL POST]

Showtime

Musical Theatre students spent spring break in New York City performing and gaining onstage experience. [READ FULL POST]

A Steady Hand for 16 Years

Kay Norton will retire as one of UNC’s longest-serving presidents. Here, a look back at the challenges and changes over her 16 years at the helm. [READ FULL POST]

Into the Arctic

Professor Jimmy Dunn and a crew of five students head north for summer research and discovery. [READ FULL POST]

Testing in Totality

When the moon crossed the sun’s path, UNC students were waiting to shed new light on fast-moving muons. [READ FULL POST]

Bears in the Park

UNC’s ties to Estes, Rocky Mountain National Park span generations as today’s students continue to trek west for recreation, education and the Colorado experience. [READ FULL POST]

A Career Worthy of Canton

Ed Werder, honored at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, always knew he wanted a career in sports journalism. [READ FULL POST]

The Next Chapter of Moneyball

UNC professor offers his sports-science research to Major League Baseball to help project the next great player [READ FULL POST]

Bears About Town

UNC alumni create strong ties between campus and the Greeley community as they create buzz and businesses around town. [READ FULL POST]

New Roots in Old Traditions

The School of Music welcomes a Bluegrass and Folk program to its notable circle, creating space for a diverse soundscape [READ FULL POST]

The Teacher Crisis in Rural Colorado

Cash-strapped small districts that serve 130,000 students struggle to attract and retain educators amid a shrinking pool of candidates [READ FULL POST]

Drawing on Hard Work

Colorado’s Art Educator of the Year: From Holland to UNC after 24 years serving, creating art in military [READ FULL POST]

The Heart of Business

Associate Professor Keiko Krahnke lives and teaches ethics, sharing her insights with UNC business students [READ FULL POST]

Giving Hope

UNC student Megan Lundstrom knows too well the nightmare of sex trafficking — and she’s founded a nonprofit to help children and women who are victims [READ FULL POST]

Success Looks Like Them

“Once a Bear, always a Bear” rings true as UNC graduates mentor current students and share wisdom [READ FULL POST]

My Journey to Nepal

In the wake of shattering earthquakes and devastating chaos, I experienced glimmers of hope and healing. [READ FULL POST]

Moving to Address Childhood Obesity

Taking a close look at the factors surrounding childhood obesity and its stigmas, UNC researchers are taking steps to help children get fit. [READ FULL POST]

Bringing it Home

On a perfect fall day in Colorado, the Blue and Gold took center stage as the university community raised the Bear banner high for homecoming. [READ FULL POST]

First Draft

UNC's new brewing science program serves up chemistry and beer with an innovative, interdisciplinary approach. [READ FULL POST]

Olympic Mettle

Champion Paralympian draws on firsthand experience to teach his physical education students [READ FULL POST]

Bringing Talent to Light

The making of UNC’s Performing and Visual Arts Gala [READ FULL POST]

Growing Local

UNC Environmental Studies students dig deep to bring local food to the community for the global good [READ FULL POST]

Researchers Study School Shooting

Their report offers recommendations for improving school safety [READ FULL POST]