Campus Updates

Gen. Martin Dempsey to speak Feb. 6

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Feb. 6 in the Genome Sciences Building, room 100, at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public on a general admission basis. Members of the media…

Waddell, Stevenson to receive Tar Heel Trailblazer award

For the second year in a row, Carolina Athletics will honor pioneering former student-athletes with the Tar Heel Trailblazers award. This year’s honorees are Karen Stevenson and Charles Waddell. Stevenson, who competed in track and field at UNC, was the first African-American female to earn a Morehead Scholarship at Carolina. She went on to become…

Ignatius will deliver Weatherspoon Lecture

Award-winning Washington Post columnist and best-selling novelist David Ignatius will deliver the annual Weatherspoon Lecture at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School on Jan. 29. Ignatius – who has covered the Middle East and the CIA for more than 25 years – will discuss “Foreign Affairs – How to Fix the World.” Also…

Three professors honored for service

Acclaimed researchers in HIV/AIDS and public health and a writer whose works have appeared on the page and stage were honored Jan. 16 with the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The association’s board of directors presented the awards to Dr. Myron “Mike” Cohen, whose groundbreaking…

Tenth straight record for first-year applications at Carolina

With the close of the final deadline for first-year admission for Fall 2015, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced on Monday a 10th consecutive record for first-year applications — an increase of 2 percent over last year and 37 percent over five years ago. As of Jan. 20, the 31,848 first-year applicants…

For sea turtles, no place like magnetic home

Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to new evidence from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The findings will be reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Jan. 15. “Sea turtles migrate across thousands…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: Welcome back

Dear Carolina Community, Welcome back! I hope each of you enjoyed a restful winter break. Although campus has been quiet, we’ve been busy in Chapel Hill over the past month, and there’s a lot to share with you as we begin our spring semester. First, on Monday, we submitted our response to the Southern Association…

UNC named to President’s Honor Roll for community service

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has again been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in General Community Service. The President’s Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition that colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. UNC-Chapel Hill has been recognized…

University to test sirens Jan. 20

The University will test the emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Jan. 20 between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens each semester to make sure the equipment works.