Campus Updates

Dibbert receives prestigious CASE award

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently named Doug Dibbert, president of the UNC General Alumni Association, the recipient of the prestigious Frank L. Ashmore Award for service to CASE and the advancement profession. Steve Grafton, president of the Alumni Association at the University of Michigan, said in his nominating letter that…

Carolina team to compete for top brain challenge prize

A team of UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students was among 13 winners of the Neuro Startup Challenge, an open innovation competition designed to bring promising medical inventions to market. Winning teams were selected based on their business plans, financial models and live pitches. The competition was organized by the Heritage Provider Network (HPN) in collaboration with…

Carolina Horizons hosts 43 American Indian seniors

Last week, the UNC American Indian Center hosted 43 rising high school American Indian seniors from 11 different native nations to learn about the college application process through Carolina Horizons. In its first year, Carolina Horizons is designed to promote higher education and prepare American Indian high school students for the college application process, through…

Meet a Tar Heel: Marine has special connection to Carolina

The Few. The Proud. The Marines. The slogan is a visible component of the U.S. Marine Corps’ work to recruit the best of the best to be the next generation of Marines. And what better place to focus the effort to recruit new officers — and have a ceremonial change of command — than at…

UNC-Chapel Hill launches Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill officially launched today its new Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence (CRC) that was made possible through a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, Office of University Programs five-year, $20 million grant. The CRC initiative led by UNC-Chapel Hill will include collaboration with more than…

Dean Smith Award to honor the late Tar Heels coach

The United States Basketball Writers Association and the University of North Carolina jointly announced June 24 the creation of an award to honor the late Dean Smith, coaching legend and former Tar Heels basketball coach. The Dean Smith Award will be presented annually by the USBWA to an individual in college basketball who embodies the…

Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created a “smart insulin patch” that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin…