Campus Updates

Carolina College Advising Corps show there is life after high school

For the most part, the young advisors of the Carolina College Advising Corps spend their days focused on how to get students to college. As part of the national College Advising Corps, these recent UNC graduates are placed in high-need schools across North Carolina, guiding students in college searches, SAT signups, and applications for admission…

Student organizations host “Hunting Ground” screening

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community continued its dialogue about sexual assault April 16 as Chancellor Carol L. Folt and nearly 400 students, faculty and staff gathered at Carroll Hall for a discussion and screening of “The Hunting Ground” documentary. The event was hosted by student organizations including Carolina Advocating for Gender…

Locklear named Udall Scholarship recipient

Joseph E. Locklear, a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has been awarded the Udall scholarship to help him pursue a career in native health care, addressing the problem of addictive behaviors among tribal populations. The Udall Foundation in Tucson, Arizona, named…

Noted historian William Powell left his mark on state

William Stevens Powell, the acknowledged dean of North Carolina historians, died April 10 at age 95 in Chapel Hill. Powell was the author or editor of more than 100 books, pamphlets and articles about North Carolina and its history. As a professor at Carolina from 1973 to 1986, he taught North Carolina history to more…

Chancellor Folt to deliver lecture on water research April 23

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt, an internationally recognized environmental scientist whose research has focused on the effects of mercury and arsenic on human and ecosystem health, salmonid fisheries management and restoration, and global climate change, will deliver the lecture “Water in Our World: Past Is Present, Future Is Fragile, But We Can Make a Difference”…

Three Tar Heels named 2015 Goldwater Scholars

Three UNC-Chapel Hill students have been awarded 2015 Goldwater Scholarships as announced by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. Larry Han, a junior from Raleigh, Anya Katsevich, a sophomore from Oviedo, Florida, and Mary Kaitlyn Tsai, a junior from Apex, received the prestigious award that provides up to $7,500 per year for…

Teaching Award winners represent 16 departments, three schools

The University Teaching Awards are the highest campus-wide recognition for teaching excellence. This year’s instructors come from faculty and teaching assistants, representing 16 departments and three schools. A special insert on the winners appears in the April 15 issue of the University Gazette and online at http://gazette.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Gazette-Teaching-Awards-Insert-Color.pdf Published April 15, 2015

Six receive Massey Awards for meritorious service

In recognition of their “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions,” Chancellor Carol L. Folt selected six Carolina employees to receive 2015 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Awards, one of the most coveted distinctions earned by faculty and staff. The late C. Knox Massey of Durham created the awards in 1980, and in 1984, joined the families…

UNC Relay for Life aims to raise $150,000

More than 900 members of the Carolina community will walk for 20 straight hours this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society during the Relay for Life. Beginning at 6 p.m. on April 17 and ending at 1 p.m. on April 18, the overnight event at Fetzer Field is the signature fundraising activity…

UNC-Chapel Hill to award six honorary degrees at Commencement

Six celebrated individuals will receive honorary degrees at the Spring Commencement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 10. Additionally, media and entertainment innovator Jason Kilar will deliver the Commencement address. Kilar, who graduated from Carolina in 1993, is the co-founder and CEO of Vessel, and was previously the founding CEO…