Campus Updates

UNC-Chapel Hill completes successful emergency siren test

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today successfully tested its emergency sirens as well as text-message delivery as part of the Alert Carolina safety awareness campaign. The sirens sounded an alert tone along with a brief pre-recorded public address message. The test siren activation was followed by two test text messages — one…

Executive Director for the Arts Emil Kang appointed inaugural member of Artist Protection Fund selection committee

Emil Kang, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Executive Director for the Arts and the Executive and Artistic Director of Carolina Performing Arts (CPA), has been appointed to serve alongside a distinguished group of individuals from arts, education and philanthropic communities as an inaugural member of the Artist Protection Fund (APF). This innovative…

Back to school 2015: A look back

Nearly 30,000 Tar Heels — including 7,000 new students — arrived in Chapel Hill over the last few days as the University prepared to kickoff the new semester. With the classes now underway, take a look back unc.edu’s coverage of some of Carolina’s new students and the back to school festivities. New students An alternative…

Message from campus leaders: Carolina Conversations

We are delighted to welcome you back to campus this fall, and we are especially happy to welcome those of you who are arriving here for the first time, ready to begin your Carolina experience. Over the past year, our campus community has engaged in important programming, dialog, and debate in recognition of the rising…

Welcome message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community, Welcome to the start of another exciting year at Carolina. The energy skyrocketed over the weekend during move-in, Convocation and Fall Fest, and we are so excited to greet our new and returning students, faculty and staff. This year we are joined by 4,081 new undergraduates from the largest undergraduate applicant pool…

University to test emergency sirens Aug. 26

The University will test its emergency sirens on Wednesday, Aug. 26, between noon and 1 p.m. as part of Alert Carolina, a campus-wide safety awareness campaign. Anyone outside on or near campus, including downtown Chapel Hill and locations near the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center and University facilities off Martin Luther King Boulevard…

Zhen Gu named to MIT Technology Review’s top innovators under 35

Zhen Gu, an assistant professor in North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s joint biomedical engineering program, has been named one of MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35” for his work on developing novel drug-delivery systems for treating cancer and diabetes. The annual list, which Tech Review has issued since…

First-year students immersed in service through SLI

In the days before classes began in the fall of 2003, 11 UNC-Chapel Hill first-year students gathered for a day of service work in the Chapel Hill community. Twelve years later, the Service-Learning Initiative (SLI) continues to make an impact on the community. With the largest SLI to date, 60 first-year and transfer students worked…

Catching up with Carolina

From major research announcements and the demolition of University Square on Franklin Street to the annual Fourth of July celebration and the introduction of a new dean at the Law School, The University of North Carolina kept busy this summer. Here’s what Carolina has been up to while many of you were away: Carolina announced…

Summer Reading Author Bryan Stevenson to speak Aug. 17

Bryan Stevenson, author of the 2015 Carolina Summer Reading selection, “Just Mercy,” will speak at 6 p.m., Monday, August 17, in Memorial Hall on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. A book signing will follow in the Anne Queen Lounge in the Campus Y from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Stevenson will talk about his work to…