Campus Updates

Day in the life: Whiskey the therapy dog

From the moment Whiskey’s paws hit the pavement on Carolina’s campus, she is ready to work — and play. She is a certified therapy dog and official volunteer at UNC Hospitals and on campus during student reading and exam days. Whiskey’s owner/handler, Silvia Kreda, describes Whiskey’s therapy visits as true work experiences in which she is completely in tune…

Chancellor, campus organizations honor graduates before Commencement

Graduation season is in full swing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Campus organizations are hosting their own graduations leading up to Sunday’s main University Commencement at Kenan Stadium. And the week of events has given Chancellor Carol L. Folt the opportunity to celebrate with the soon-to-be graduates. Carolina’s festivities kicked off…

Five questions with Commencement speaker Jason Kilar

More than a decade after first donning a Carolina blue cap and gown, Jason Kilar will return to Chapel Hill for Commencement on May 10. This time, however, he won’t be one of the nearly 5,000 graduating students. He will be joining Chancellor Carol L. Folt front and center on stage. Kilar, the co-founder and…

Chancellor Folt previews two-year food theme

As the University looks ahead to next semester, Chancellor Carol L. Folt on April 30 previewed the new two-year academic theme of “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives,” which focuses on resolving food issues throughout the world. “The idea is: how can we look at food the way we looked at water in terms…

UNC-Chapel Hill explores “Food for All” with 2015-2017 campus theme

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will come together at a common table when it examines food and food studies as its 2015-2017 university-wide academic theme. “Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives,” which builds on Carolina’s 2012-2015 “Water in Our World” focus on global water issues, will challenge all areas of the University to…

Chancellor Folt honors 71 students for academic, service leadership

Seventy-one talented, driven students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were honored on April 22 with the University’s most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership. Chancellor Carol L. Folt presided at the annual Chancellor’s Awards ceremony. Executive Vice Provost Ron Strauss, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp, and 2014-15 student…

Chancellor Folt discusses her research at water lecture

Before she became UNC-Chapel Hill’s chancellor – listening, learning, making tough decisions – Carol L. Folt already was an internationally recognized environmental scientist – researching, learning, making key discoveries. April 23, she returned to her roots, sharing her knowledge of toxic metals and water during an hourlong lecture at FedEx Global Education Center. The talk…

Morehead-Cain Foundation names Class of 2019

The Morehead-Cain Foundation – home of the first merit scholarship program in the United States – is proud to announce its class of 2019. This fall, Morehead-Cain will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 59 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina, the United States, and the world. The class of…

English professor’s book of poems was a 2015 Pulitzer finalist

Reel to Reel, a book of poems by Alan Shapiro, Kenan Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing in the College of Arts and Sciences, was a 2015 finalist for a Pulitzer Prize. Shapiro has been teaching at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1995. The Pulitzer web site describes the book, published by The University of Chicago…