Campus Updates

Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates change makers

Every year in November, UNC-Chapel Hill participates in Global Entrepreneurship Week, the large celebration of innovators, by hosting a weeklong series of events on campus that reach across all disciplines. Events, including pitch competitions, panels and networking opportunities will be held from Nov. 14 through Nov. 20. Launched by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week is…

UNC Global to host annual passport drive Nov. 15-16

Take advantage of an easy on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 16. Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus both days…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Catalyst for continuing dialogue

Dear Campus Community: My leadership team and I have been thinking a lot about our community today following yesterday’s election. There are a wide range of emotions being felt by our campus, especially after such a close, heated and hard-fought election. Our privilege as part of a great public university is to be the catalyst…

Pollution emitted near equator has biggest impact on global ozone

Since the 1980s, air pollution has increased worldwide, but it has increased at a much faster pace in regions close to the equator. Research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now reveals that this changing global emissions map is creating more total ozone worldwide compared to the amount of pollution being emitted,…

Food drive scheduled for Friday’s basketball exhibition

The University of North Carolina Tar Heels and UNC Pembroke Braves will be competing – and coming together for an important cause – during their Nov. 4 men’s basketball exhibition game at the Smith Center. While the teams are facing off on the court, the universities, in coordination with Harris Teeter’s Million Meals Challenge, will…

Carolina celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

Beginning Nov. 1, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with a series of events hosted by the American Indian Center. American Indian Heritage Month is a commemorative event nationally recognized for sharing traditions, examining cultural impacts and discussing the ways of American Indian life. “I’m pleased the…

President Obama to visit Wednesday for campaign event — if you’re going update

President Barack Obama will visit UNC-Chapel Hill Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 2) to campaign for presidential candidate Secretary Hillary Clinton. The event is hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill Young Democrats to rally student support. The President will speak outside on the Michael Hooker Fields, located between Carmichael Arena and the School of Government off South Road.…

A college preview

As she guided her students through the Pit, Aycock Middle School counselor Dena Keeling saw her students’ faces light up with excitement as they walked on a college campus for the first time. “If it wasn’t for this, they may not get to see the college campus,” she said. “It gives them the opportunity to…

Folt, students support early voting

Casting her ballot for the 2016 elections on Oct. 27, Chancellor Carol L. Folt encouraged University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students to take part in the early voting process during a ceremony at Chapel of the Cross. The state’s early voting period began Oct. 20 and ends Nov. 5. “It meant a lot…