Campus Updates

Highest-ranking military officer speaks at Carolina

As the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey spends a majority of his time discussing the tactical issues of the military. But Feb. 6 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the highest-ranking military officer in the U.S. military was more interested in a creating a conversation…

Carolina community mourns loss of Dean Smith

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mourns the death of Dean Smith, Carolina’s beloved and admired basketball coach from 1961 to 1997. He was widely known as a leader on the court, throughout the Carolina community and across the country. “The Carolina family lost a cherished member today,” said Chancellor Carol L. Folt.…

Memories — in photos

Former Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith passed away at age 83 on Feb. 7. Click here for a photo gallery of classic images of the iconic Carolina coach, from goheels.com.

Send your Dean Smith memories

GoHeels.com is collecting fan memories of former head coach Dean Smith.  Send your favorite memories and goheels.com will publish some of the best of them in the coming days. Send your memories to:  deansmithmemories@gmail.com. Published February 8, 2015

Carolina offers first-deadline admission to 6,235

More than 6,200 candidates from a record first-deadline pool of 17,149 were offered admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Fall 2015 entering class last week. The pool was 1 percent larger than last year, marking the third year in a row that Carolina has set a record for the number of…

Potential pancreatic cancer treatment could increase life expectancy

Pancreatic cancer cells are notorious for being protected by a fortress of tissue, making it difficult to deliver drugs to either shrink the tumor or stop its growth. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a device that could change all that: By using electric fields, the device can…

Carolina named to Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back”

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named one of the best colleges for academics, affordability and career prospects by The Princeton Review. When examining everything from academics, cost and student debt to statistics on graduation rates and alumni salaries, Carolina earned the No. 33 ranking on the list of “Colleges That…

Civil rights leader speaks at School of Social Work

In a room full of future social workers, civil rights activist Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis Jr. on Tuesday urged the audience to become freedom fighters and change the world around them. “I believe that the ultimate power of a social worker is to become a freedom-fighting social worker,” he said. “By definition, social workers work…

‘Genius’ grant winner to speak at Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Susan A. Murphy received a 2013 MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant for breakthroughs that may help clinicians more effectively assess and adapt treatment of chronic and relapsing diseases. A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate alumna and statistician, Murphy will give the keynote address at UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2015 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. The event recognizes…

Engagement Units Summit connects campus units, community

Teams from UNC-Chapel Hill centers, institutes, schools, departments and student organizations gathered Jan. 30 to explore the needs of North Carolina and how they can align their work to help meet them. For eight years, the Engagement Units Summit, formerly known as Campus Dialogue, has convened as an opportunity for campus groups and community partners…