Campus Updates

Isolated coral reefs far from human activity are not healthier

For the world’s coral reefs, the picture keeps getting gloomier. Although it’s widely assumed that both local and global factors are contributing to their decline, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that isolated reefs far from human activities are in fact not healthier than those in more densely populated…

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate student and alumna receive Boren Fellowships

Christine Kim, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate student, and Julia Tenyotkin, a Carolina alumna, have each been awarded the National Security Education Program’s David L. Boren Fellowship, which supports fields of study, particularly languages, identified as critical to United States national security. Valued at up to $30,000, Boren scholarships are awarded…

Carolina will use grant from Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to promote healthy lifestyles among North Carolina Native communities

The American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will use a $386,082 grant from the Winston-Salem-based Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust to strengthen programming aimed at preventing obesity and chronic disease among the state’s Native communities. The grant will support the Healthy Native North Carolinians Network, a center initiative that…

Carolina receives $23 million to cure HIV

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will receive nearly $23 million over the next five years to continue research on their innovative “kick and kill” strategy for eradicating HIV. Worldwide, 37 million people are living with HIV. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) selected CARE, the Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for…

Message from University leadership: Offering support

Dear Campus Community, The tragic events of this week—the deaths of two black men in Minnesota and Louisiana and five police officers in Dallas — have left us hurting. We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the families and to their communities. In the face of these heartbreaking acts, our grief, anger and frustration can seem…

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $1M grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for innovative arts program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a new four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) to launch and develop the DisTIL (Discovery Through Iterative Learning) Fellowship program. The grant builds on the recent success of the Mellon Foundation-funded Arts@TheCore initiative from 2012, which emphasized the…

‘A legacy of courage and inspiration’

J. Steven Reznick, professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, July 5, after a three-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 65. “This is a tremendous loss for Carolina,” said Kevin M. Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts and…

Removing a brain tumor makes remaining cancer more aggressive

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that removing a glioblastoma tumor from the brain causes any cancer left behind to grow 75 percent faster than the original tumor did, which helps to explain why this cancer is so lethal. “A glioblastoma is fundamentally a different disease before and after…