Campus Updates

Carolina celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Led by the Carolina Latinx Collaborative and the University Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Latinx Heritage Month from Sept. 19 to Oct. 14.  Latinx Heritage Month commemorates the contributions made by Latina/o Americans to the United States and celebrates Latinix heritage and culture. Carolina’s celebration…

DeSimone named recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the Technology, the Economy and Employment category. Awarded by the Heinz…

Alert Carolina sirens test scheduled for Sept. 14

The University will TEST the emergency sirens and emergency communication procedures between noon and 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The University tests the sirens regularly throughout the year to make sure the equipment and notification processes work as planned. During this sirens test, NO ACTION is required. Anyone outside, on campus or near campus, likely…

Carolina Conversations focuses on First Amendment

Chancellor Carol L. Folt said the dream for Carolina Conversations, now in its third year, was to create a place on campus where members of the community could quickly convene to talk about the issues of the day that mattered most to them. Folt made those remarks at the first Carolina Conversations of the academic…

Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity announces 2017 fellows

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently announced the 2017-2019 Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity Fellows (CPPFD). The fellows receive paid two-year postdoctoral positions in their selected departments, additional funds for research, professional development and networking opportunities, and a unique opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor in their respective discipline. UNC-Chapel…

Carolina ranks 56th in 2018 ‘Times Higher Education’ World University Rankings

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 56th among the world’s top 1,012 research universities, according to the London-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings. UNC-Chapel Hill ties for this slot with the University of Minnesota. The 2018 ranking, released Sept. 5, is based on 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture the full range…

Carolina prepares for possible effects from Hurricane Irma

The National Weather Service predicts that North Carolina may feel the effects of Hurricane Irma in the coming days. The impacts on specific areas within North Carolina, including the Triangle area, remain uncertain. University officials are closely monitoring reports from emergency management agencies and state officials and taking precautions to keep the campus community safe…

Message from University leadership on DACA

Dear Campus Community: We are deeply disappointed and saddened by President Trump’s decision regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This change in federal policy is contrary to our own and Carolina’s heartfelt commitment to all members of our community, and it opens questions and concerns for students, their families, friends and others.…