Out of the Blue


Photographs and Memories: Dean Smith Collection Goes on View

The addition of 12,000 items from Smith’s early years and from his life after basketball helps paint a fuller portrait of the man off the court.

News from Carolina Alumni Review


Most Speakers Tell Trustees: ‘Take Silent Sam Away’

Students, faculty and others opened up for two hours about safety, dignity and what they see as the proper commemoration of a difficult piece of UNC’s history.

The $1 Billion Breakthrough: UNC Research Marks Milestone

For the first time, the University’s annual research expenditures have surpassed $1 billion.

Two Alumni Leading Study of Opioids

The $9 million study aims to provide strategies for reducing opioid use among patients who are not benefiting from it while ensuring access for those who are.

End Likely in 2018 for Horace Williams Airport

Groundbreaking at UNC’s satellite campus on the site of the runway is not in the foreseeable future, but airport maintenance is getting expensive.

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Happenings at the GAA


Get a Carolina Wall Calendar

Become a GAA member by Dec. 15, and you’ll receive a 2018 Carolina wall calendar and the November/December issue of the award-winning Carolina Alumni Review magazine. Don’t miss out on seeing your favorite Carolina scenes all year long.

Public Forum: Consider This … NFL Protests

NFL players’ protests during the national anthem at games have grown in scope and divisiveness. We’ll discuss the issues with a panel of UNC faculty on Dec. 6 in Chapel Hill. This free forum is open to the public.


Travel With UNC Faculty

Engage. Reflect. Discover. Travel the world with UNC faculty and fellow Tar Heels in 2018. Find your Tar Heel Travel trip, and begin your adventure today. GAA member exclusive.

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From the Calendar


Wherever You Are: Alumni Career Services Webinar

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Click into this webinar to ask any career-related questions. GAA member exclusive.


Chapel Hill: N.C. History Series

Fly into the excitement of the Wright Brothers as we look back on their achievements with lecturer Freddie Kiger ’74. GAA members save $15.


Chapel Hill: Winter Commencement

Tassel turned. Alumni status. We’re welcoming the newest Tar Heels to the Carolina alumni family. Congrats, class of 2017. #UNC17


Lindsey Welch Vega, Annual Member

Lindsey won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny T-shirt. Lindsey was selected at random from GAA members currently subscribed to “Out of the Blue.” Join the GAA today and you might be randomly selected as an upcoming GAA Member of the Month.

Podcast: Oral Histories

Jim White ’71 tells the story of the Jim White Oral History collection at UNC and how he and his high school students became oral historians. The full story, “Nobody Asked Me That Before,” and some veterans’ stories from the collection are in the November/December 2017 Carolina Alumni Review.

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