Campus Updates

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…

Pinkney named senior associate vice chancellor for finance and administration

Dwayne Pinkney has been named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s chief financial officer and senior associate vice chancellor for finance and administration, starting Dec. 5, 2016. “Dwayne’s wealth of experience in financial and administrative management at Carolina, the UNC system and the state positions him well to help me lead the strategic…

Federal overtime rule changes on hold for employees due to court ruling

Since last year, UNC-Chapel Hill has prepared to implement the U.S. Department of Labor’s revised overtime regulations scheduled to take effect Thursday (Dec. 1). Now, a federal court ruling has temporarily blocked the new rule from starting. The revised regulations established a new minimum salary threshold for exemption from overtime that would affect about 700…

Michael Jordan awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former Carolina basketball great Michael Jordan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Nov. 22 at the White House. “He is the definition of greatness,” Obama said of Jordan. “He is the definition of somebody so good at what they do that everybody recognizes them. That’s pretty rare.” The nation’s…

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kosorok elected AAAS fellow

Michael R. Kosorok, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill biostatics professor, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. With this announcement, Carolina now boasts 72 fellows among its current faculty. Election as a fellow,…

UNC-Chapel Hill trustees honor four with Davie Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” During a dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Carolina Inn, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and the trustees honored Barbara and Pitt…

Message from University leadership: Respect for all

Dear Campus Community, It has been just over a week since the presidential election, and events that have unfolded on campus since then have demonstrated that emotions are still running high. We want to assure everyone that the values that this great university upholds have not changed since Nov. 8. The University of North Carolina…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Carolina Hall exhibit open

Dear Campus Community: I am pleased to announce that the new exhibit inside the entrance to Carolina Hall is installed and ready for viewing. I had an opportunity to tour this powerful exhibit, and I was moved by the lessons I learned about our history, which came through for me in a deeply personal way.…