Campus Updates

Carolina, West Point to partner together to study changing concussion culture

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have received a $400,000 award to partner with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to study changing the culture of concussion disclosure among military personnel and college athletes. They will develop an online interactive platform that provides a series of immersive training vignettes for those populations. Eight winners of the inaugural…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Remembering three inspiring students

Dear Campus Community, On Wednesday, Feb. 10, we will gather to remember three inspiring young students who left us far too soon. As you will recall, Deah Barakat, a second-year student at the UNC School of Dentistry, and his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, who would have joined him at the Dental School this past fall, as…

Carolina sets new applicant record, offers early-action admission to 6,948

Almost 7,000 candidates from a record first-deadline pool of 19,842 were offered admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Fall 2016 entering class last week. The pool was 16 percent larger than last year, marking the fourth consecutive year that Carolina has set a record for the number of early-action applicants. Early…

Chancellor’s Fellows to host information session Feb. 8

The Office of the Chancellor is looking for up to three recent Carolina graduates to work alongside high-ranking University officials through the prestigious Chancellor’s Fellows program. Designed to teach fellows the inner workings of a higher-education institution, the program assigns fellows to projects both within the Chancellor’s Office and in other units across the university.…

Campus message: University Awards for the Advancement of Women

On behalf of the Offices of the Chancellor and the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, the Carolina Women’s Center is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2016 University Awards for the Advancement of Women. This award recognizes contributions to the advancement of women at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for…

Northern rattlesnake-master named 2016 North Carolina Wildflower of the Year

The Northern rattlesnake-master (Eryngium yuccifolium), an unusual prairie species native to the eastern and central United States, has been named the 2016 North Carolina Wildflower of the Year by the North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG), part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. With a…

Carolina sets 11th consecutive record for first-year applications

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has set an 11th consecutive record for first-year applications – an increase of 12 percent over last year and the second largest increase within the last 25 years. As of Jan. 25, Carolina’s 35,748 first-year applicants come from all 100 counties in North Carolina, all 50 states…

UNC-Chapel Hill General Alumni Association presents faculty service awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s General Alumni Association has honored the dean of the school of pharmacy and an American studies professor with its Faculty Service Awards. Dean Robert “Bob” Blouin of the UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy and Joy Kasson, professor emeritus in Carolina’s Department of American studies, College of…