Campus Updates

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory to perform ‘Guys & Dolls’

A cast of high school actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the Tony Award-winning musical “Guys & Dolls” July 15-25 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. High school actors and technicians began work on the production June 15. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater…

Seven students selected as 2015 Burch Fellows

Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2015 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique and self-initiated proposed experiences anywhere off UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Lucius E. Burch, III. Its purpose is to…

Chancellor Folt visits Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Chancellor Carol L. Folt met with students participating in the exchange program between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Tübingen) while in Germany this week. Folt is visiting Tübingen in conjunction with her service on Tübingen’s International Advisory Board. Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities. It was…

Carolina Performing Arts announces 2015-16 lineup

Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present 42 performances by internationally renowned artists alongside emerging artists for its 11th season. “As CPA enters its second decade, I’m very excited to announce our schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season,” said Emil Kang, CPA’s Executive and Artistic Director. “Our…

UNC President Search Committee to host forums

The UNC President Search Committee is seeking help from staff, faculty and others to help the Board of Governors select President Tom Ross’ successor. Aiming to provide a voice for the staff and faculty of the University system, the committee will host four forums and conduct two surveys to give a broad representation of the…

Robertson Scholars leadership program announces Class of 2019

Thirty-two high school graduates have accepted invitations to become Robertson Scholars, receiving undergraduate merit scholarships to attend either the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University. This year’s class hails from 15 states and six different countries, representing a plethora of backgrounds and global views. The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program invests in…

Commencement 2015: A look back

Approximately 29,000 friends, family members, faculty and staff were on hand to watch thousands of new Carolina graduates turn their tassels May 10. Here’s a look back at unc.edu’s lead-up and Commencement coverage, in case you missed it: Ceremonies: ‘Pursue your own path’ Video: Turning tassels at Carolina Carolina hoods future leaders ‘A magic piece…

Jason Kilar’s Commencement address

Commencement speaker Jason Kilar’s prepared remarks: Thank you, Chancellor Folt, Graduates, President Tom Ross, members of the faculty and members of the Board of Trustees. Thank you for the very kind welcome. It is an honor to address and to congratulate the graduating class of 2015. As Chancellor Folt covered beautifully earlier in the ceremony,…

‘A magic piece of paper’ for Carolina Firsts

For Omar White, graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was never about him. It’s always been about setting an example for his community and family. He even plans on handing his diploma straight to his mother when he graduates this weekend. “This is hers, as far as I’m concerned,” the first-generation…