Campus Updates

Message from Chancellor Folt: Addressing national unrest

Dear Campus Community: Like all of you, I have been watching the tragic events unfolding in Charlotte and around the country with great sadness. On behalf of the Carolina Community, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected and ask that peaceful and constructive dialogue replace the violence and unrest…

Carolina Global Photography Competition now accepting submissions

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to submit up to three photos that showcase Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work as part of the Carolina Global Photography Competition.  Photos may represent any world region and there is no restriction on the period in which the photograph was taken. Entries will be…

NPR’s Totenberg discusses ‘The Supreme Court and the Presidency’

National Public Radio’s award-winning legal correspondent Nina Totenberg said she admired the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in February, “as a person, as a friend and as a story.” In a talk before a packed audience at Memorial Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus September 20,…

Message from Chancellor Folt: A difficult but important topic

Dear Carolina Community: I am writing today to share my thoughts about a very difficult but important topic that has been on everyone’s minds this week: sexual assault and sexual violence. As chancellor, nothing matters more to me than the safety and well-being of our campus community and how our University responds to these issues…

Appiah speech kicks off Carolina’s Human Heart initiative

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University and “The Ethicist” columnist for The New York Times, came to campus to deliver the inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture in Ethics on Sept. 15. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Parr Center for Ethics, Appiah’s speech kicked off the year-long…

Carolina celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Carolina Latina/o Collaborative and Carolina Union Activities Board are hosting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Kicking off Sept. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes contributions, advancements and achievements made by Latin Americans. Historic events are commemorated and contemporary topics surrounding…

Whitney will be featured guest speaker on Constitution Day

More than two centuries ago, when the United States Constitution was initially signed, the First Congress penned original copies of the Bill of Rights for all 14 states. The story of North Carolina’s copy doesn’t just end there, however. Seventy-six years later, it went missing. This year, the theft and eventual recovery of the document…

Carolina launches 3-D interactive maps

Students, staff and visitors now can find their way around campus using a three-dimensional map loaded with information. UNC-Chapel Hill has partnered with CampusBird to develop a powerful mapping solution for campus. The new interactive map can be accessed at maps.unc.edu. Providing visitors with a tool to easily explore campus on mobile devices was important…

Carolina recognized for outstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion for 2nd year in a row

Insight Into Diversity, the nation’s oldest and largest diversity-focused higher education magazine, has selected the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to receive its prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the second year in a row. The award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.…