Campus Updates

Welcome home the Tar Heels

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold a welcome reception for the 2017 NCAA champion men’s basketball team at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Smith Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.  Concessions and Final Four merchandise will be available. Celebration Public Parking…

Championship Monday watch party

On Monday April 3, fans are invited to watch the Tar Heels play Gonzaga in the NCAA championship game in the Smith Center. Tipoff is at 9:19 p.m. The game will be displayed on a large projector screen as well as the four Smith Center video boards. The Carolina Basketball Museum will be open from 10…

Two UNC-Chapel Hill students earn Goldwater Scholarships

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program named University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill second-year student Scott Emmons and third-year student Sarah Miller as 2017 Goldwater Scholars. This prestigious scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for eligible educational expenses to students who excel in academics and who plan to pursue research…

Winners of GEAB Impact Award and Horizon Award announced

Each year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School honors graduate students in programs throughout the University for their powerful discoveries that contribute to a better future for people and communities in North Carolina. The longstanding GEAB Impact Award recognizes discoveries with a direct impact on our state in the present time. New…

Final Four Saturday Watch Party

On Saturday, April 1, fans are invited to watch the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels play Oregon in the Smith Center. The Carolina Basketball Museum will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Due to the Spring Concert in Carmichael Arena, the UNC volleyball team will host its spring tournament…

Fans invited to men’s basketball team send-off

The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team will travel to Phoenix on Tuesday (March 28) evening in preparation for Saturday night’s NCAA Tournament Final Four game versus Oregon. Tar Heel fans can send off the team from Entrance D of the Smith Center in Chapel Hill at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. While not an…

150 at UNC-Chapel Hill inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, has inducted 150 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members.  The recent induction ceremony featured remarks by Chancellor Carol L. Folt and a keynote address by Carol A. Hee, clinical associate professor of strategy and entrepreneurship. New members received…

Carolina researchers make discovery that could increase plant yield

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have pinpointed a key genetic switch that helps soil bacteria living on and inside a plant’s roots harvest a vital nutrient with limited global supply. The nutrient, phosphate, makes it to the plant’s roots, helping the plant increase its yield.  The work, published in the…

UNC-Chapel Hill graduate programs receive high rankings by U.S. News & World Report

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received high ratings on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” U.S. News ranks business, education, engineering, law, nursing and medicine programs annually, while other disciplines and specialties in the…