Campus Updates

Carolina to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events beginning Jan. 15. Carolina’s weeklong observance — with the theme of “Keeping the Faith: A Call to Press On” — will include a series of events including lectures, a 5K fundraiser and a…

Message from Chancellor Folt: ‘A tremendous gift’

Dear Campus Community: I am saddened today to share the news that our cherished colleague and friend, Dr. Oliver Smithies, has passed away at the age of 91. Oliver was Carolina’s first full-time faculty member to be awarded a Nobel Prize (2007). You can learn more about his groundbreaking work and amazing scientific discoveries that…

Carolina-NC State basketball game postponed to Sunday at 1 p.m.

Sunday morning update: The UNC-NC State men’s basketball game will be played today at 1 p.m.at the Dean E. Smith Center. Fans and workers staffing the game are advised to use extreme caution in driving to the game and in using the sidewalks on campus and around the Smith Center. University and Smith Center maintenance…

Holiday Carolina Blood Drive to be held Dec. 13

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the American Red Cross are teaming up once again at the 18th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive. This year’s drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Fetzer Hall on South Road. Donors will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt while supplies…

Carolina to lead one of five national transportation centers

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Highway Safety Research Center has been selected to run a National University Transportation Center funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The University will receive $2.8 million in the first year, and up to $15 million in grant funding over five years, to create and manage the…

Three students selected 2017 Weir Fellows

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2017 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would like to develop advanced working language skills. Second-year students Brooke Fisher and Lee Mook and…

Carolina graduate named winner of 2017 TED prize

Dr. Raj Panjabi — who graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and sociology from Carolina and is also a UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine graduate — has won the 2017 TED Prize, awarded annually to a leader with a bold wish to spark global change. Panjabi, a native of Liberia who fled civil war in…