Campus Updates

Chancellor Folt honors 71 students for academic, service leadership

Seventy-one talented, driven students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were honored on April 22 with the University’s most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership. Chancellor Carol L. Folt presided at the annual Chancellor’s Awards ceremony. Executive Vice Provost Ron Strauss, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp, and 2014-15 student…

Chancellor Folt discusses her research at water lecture

Before she became UNC-Chapel Hill’s chancellor – listening, learning, making tough decisions – Carol L. Folt already was an internationally recognized environmental scientist – researching, learning, making key discoveries. April 23, she returned to her roots, sharing her knowledge of toxic metals and water during an hourlong lecture at FedEx Global Education Center. The talk…

Morehead-Cain Foundation names Class of 2019

The Morehead-Cain Foundation – home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States – is proud to announce its class of 2019. This fall, Morehead-Cain will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 59 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina, the United States, and the world. The class of…

English professor’s book of poems was a 2015 Pulitzer finalist

Reel to Reel, a book of poems by Alan Shapiro, Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing in the College of Arts and Sciences, was a 2015 finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Shapiro has been teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1995. The Pulitzer web site describes the book, published by The University of Chicago…

Carolina College Advising Corps show there is life after high school

For the most part, the young advisors of the Carolina College Advising Corps spend their days focused on how to get students to college. As part of the national College Advising Corps, these recent UNC graduates are placed in high-need schools across North Carolina, guiding students in college searches, SAT signups, and applications for admission…

Student organizations host “Hunting Ground” screening

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community continued its dialogue about sexual assault April 16 as Chancellor Carol L. Folt and nearly 400 students, faculty and staff gathered at Carroll Hall for a discussion and screening of “The Hunting Ground” documentary. The event was hosted by student organizations including Carolina Advocating for Gender…

Locklear named Udall Scholarship recipient

Joseph E. Locklear, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been awarded the Udall scholarship to help him pursue a career in native health care, addressing the problem of addictive behaviors among tribal populations. The Udall Foundation in Tucson, Arizona, named…

Noted historian William Powell left his mark on state

William Stevens Powell, the acknowledged dean of North Carolina historians, died April 10 at age 95 in Chapel Hill. Powell was the author or editor of more than 100 books, pamphlets and articles about North Carolina and its history. As a professor at Carolina from 1973 to 1986, he taught North Carolina history to more…

Chancellor Folt to deliver lecture on water research April 23

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt, an internationally recognized environmental scientist whose research has focused on the effects of mercury and arsenic on human and ecosystem health, salmonid fisheries management and restoration, and global climate change, will deliver the lecture “Water in Our World: Past Is Present, Future Is Fragile, But We Can Make a Difference”…

Three Tar Heels named 2015 Goldwater Scholars

Three UNC-Chapel Hill students have been awarded 2015 Goldwater Scholarships as announced by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Larry Han, a junior from Raleigh, Anya Katsevich, a sophomore from Oviedo, Florida, and Mary Kaitlyn Tsai, a junior from Apex, received the prestigious award that provides up to $7,500 per year for…