Campus Updates

Students discuss ‘Being Mortal’

More than 500 first-year and transfer students gathered in their residence halls and classrooms across campus on Monday to discuss “Being Mortal” by Dr. Atul Gawande. The book was this year’s Carolina Summer Reading Program selection. Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Student Body President Bradley Opere led one of the small-group discussions. Specially trained faculty,…

UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates second consecutive record fundraising year

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced $495 million in commitments in fiscal year 2016 (concluding June 30, 2016), marking the school’s best fundraising year in history and eclipsing fiscal year 2015’s previous record by nearly $50 million. “Today’s results – the highest level of fundraising support in the University’s 222-year history…

THINKposium 2016 explores the ‘lived experience’

After a summer of heightened racial unrest nationally, and on the verge of the return of 22,000 undergraduates to UNC-Chapel Hill, about 400 faculty and staff members gathered at the Friday Center on Aug. 17 to discuss the timely topic of diversity. THINKposium 2016 was a day to examine why the world feels so polarized,…

Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity announces 2016 Fellows

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently announced the fellows who will participate in the 2016-2018 Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity Fellows (CPPFD). Six fellows were selected from more than 238 applications submitted for the fall 2016 term. Each fellow receives a paid two-year postdoctoral position in his or her selected department,…

Carolina ranks 35th in 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 35th in the world and 25th in the U.S. among global universities, according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15. “UNC’s performance in this ranking is a reflection…

Miami professor bicycles to Chapel Hill to raise awareness for Angelman syndrome

This week, after cycling 1,000 miles from Miami to Chapel Hill, Kellen Hassell presented a check for $15,000 to the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) earmarked for research on Angelman syndrome, a severe neurodevelopmental condition that occurs in about one in 15,000 live births. He chose Chapel Hill because of UNC-Chapel Hill’s dedication to…

Bowen named dean of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced that Gary L. Bowen has been selected as the new dean for the School of Social Work. He is currently Kenan Distinguished Professor in the School. “Gary Bowen is a longtime faculty member, who along with former Dean John B. Turner, worked to develop the…

Carolina at the Olympics

As the world’s best athletes compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Summer Olympic Games, Carolina is shining a light on our Tar Heel Olympians and connections to Brazil. Here’s a look back at our Olympics coverage: —Seventeen Tar Heels representing four countries in Rio —Professor helps track athletes go for the gold —Well Said:…

Nilda Peragallo Montano named new dean of School of Nursing

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced that Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano has been selected as the new dean of its nationally recognized School of Nursing. She is currently dean and professor for the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies; professor on the graduate faculty at Pontificia Universidad Católica…

UNC among nation’s top-ranked cancer hospitals, first in North Carolina

U.S. News & World Report has cited UNC Hospitals’ N.C. Cancer Hospital as one of the nation’s highest-ranked cancer hospitals and the top cancer hospital in North Carolina. N.C. Cancer Hospital is the clinical home of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Among more than 900 hospitals, UNC Hospitals earned a national ranking of 16th in…