Campus Updates

Commencement weekend: parking, shuttles, weather, webstreams and more

Dr. Atul Gawande, a celebrated surgeon and best-selling author, and Tim Beatley, a pioneering researcher in the field of “green urbanism” and sustainability, will speak during UNC-Chapel Hill’s Commencement weekend. More than 5,900 Carolina students will receive their degrees. The main University ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday in Kenan Stadium. No tickets…

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony set for May 10

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold its 2014 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 9:30 a.m. May 10 in the Dean E. Smith Center. The ceremony recognizes graduate students receiving their doctoral degrees. Nearly 300 students are expected to participate. During the ceremony, each participating doctoral graduate will be called to the stage…

IFC breaks ground for community house

After 25 years in a “temporary” location downtown, the Inter-Faith Council broke ground Monday for a new, permanent men’s shelter, to be known as Inter-Faith Council @ SECU Community House. The name of the shelter was announced as part of a groundbreaking ceremonyon the building site, adjacent to United Church of Chapel Hill on Martin…

Folt Science Night offers learning, fun

UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt took a little time Thursday night to enjoy two of her passions: science and learning. Folt, an internationally recognized environmental scientist, visited Efland-Cheeks Elementary School to experience Folt Science Night, a school-based event for students, their parents and their teachers as part of the North Carolina Science Festival. In all,…

Project Uplift to celebrate 45th anniversary this weekend

Alumni of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Project Uplift will gather this weekend to celebrate the program’s 45th anniversary. Project Uplift enables high-achieving rising high school seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus during the summer. The students spend two days visiting classes, meeting with faculty and staff, interacting with Carolina students and participating in cultural…

Professors connect research to Flight 370 investigation

Crews searching for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 are facing major challenges from all sides as they try to locate the wreckage in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia.  In addition to the remoteness and depth of the water in the search area, the dynamics of the Indian Ocean itself are complicating the investigation…

Water Microbiology Conference May 5-7

On May 5-7, the Water Institute at UNC will host the “2014 Water Microbiology Conference,” the first conference at UNC of its kind. The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to talk about how to better monitor and protect the quality of water, locally and globally. The conference will focus on a broad range…