Campus Updates

Two UNC-Chapel Hill ventures among best 2016 university startups

Representatives from two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill startup companies will present their work later this month during a daylong national demonstration event intended for U.S. Congress members. UNC-Chapel Hill’s Renovion and EpiCypher are among 35 start-ups from more than two dozen universities and research institutes selected to be featured in Washington, D.C.,…

Carolina ranked on Sierra Club ‘Cool Schools’ list

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 39th among 200 colleges and universities nationwide, according to the Sierra Club “Cool Schools” annual sustainability report. The “Cool Schools” ranking serves as a guide for prospective students to compare schools’ commitment to sustainability. Carolina was recognized with high scores in the categories of innovation, co-curricular…

Carolina Awards $915,675 in Study Abroad support to 198 students

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $915,675 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 198 students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2016, and yearlong programs during the 2016-17 academic year. Funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, the awards enable students to study…

Students discuss ‘Being Mortal’

More than 500 first-year and transfer students gathered in their residence halls and classrooms across campus on Monday to discuss “Being Mortal” by Dr. Atul Gawande. The book was this year’s Carolina Summer Reading Program selection. Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Student Body President Bradley Opere led one of the small-group discussions. Specially trained faculty,…

UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates second consecutive record fundraising year

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced $495 million in commitments in fiscal year 2016 (concluding June 30, 2016), marking the school’s best fundraising year in history and eclipsing fiscal year 2015’s previous record by nearly $50 million. “Today’s results – the highest level of fundraising support in the University’s 222-year history…

THINKposium 2016 explores the ‘lived experience’

After a summer of heightened racial unrest nationally, and on the verge of the return of 22,000 undergraduates to UNC-Chapel Hill, about 400 faculty and staff members gathered at the Friday Center on Aug. 17 to discuss the timely topic of diversity. THINKposium 2016 was a day to examine why the world feels so polarized,…

Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity announces 2016 Fellows

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently announced the fellows who will participate in the 2016-2018 Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity Fellows (CPPFD). Six fellows were selected from more than 238 applications submitted for the fall 2016 term. Each fellow receives a paid two-year postdoctoral position in his or her selected department,…

Carolina ranks 35th in 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 35th in the world and 25th in the U.S. among global universities, according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15. “UNC’s performance in this ranking is a reflection…

Miami professor bicycles to Chapel Hill to raise awareness for Angelman syndrome

This week, after cycling 1,000 miles from Miami to Chapel Hill, Kellen Hassell presented a check for $15,000 to the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) earmarked for research on Angelman syndrome, a severe neurodevelopmental condition that occurs in about one in 15,000 live births. He chose Chapel Hill because of UNC-Chapel Hill’s dedication to…