Campus Updates

Tar Heel Tailgate Talks featured pre-game this football season

This football season, Carolina will offer Tar Heel fans an inside look at the intersection of academics and athletics. Tar Heel Tailgate Talks are special sessions led by Carolina faculty members whose research and scholarship reveal a deeper understanding of the world of sports. Join fellow Tar Heels before home football games to learn more…

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Process Series announces 2015–2016 season

The Process Series, an annual performing arts program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill dedicated to developmental presentations of new works-in-progress, announces its eighth season, which includes five dynamic professional, faculty and student projects debuting on campus beginning Sept. 25. Founded by artistic director Joseph Megel, the mission of the Process Series…

UNC-Chapel Hill completes successful emergency siren test

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on August 26 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…

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…