Campus Updates

It’s bracket time: Playmakers Madness!

Get your bracket ready!  The Southern Historical Collection wants your votes in its 2014 bracket, Playmakers Madness. In celebration of the North Carolina Collection Gallery exhibit, Making a People’s Theater: Proff Koch and the Carolina Playmakers, the 2014 bracket will feature photographs from more than fifty years of Carolina Playmakers productions. From production shots to…

Phil Ford teams with UNC Children’s to prevent, treat childhood obesity

Carolina basketball legend Phil Ford has a long and illustrious history with his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Friday, he added another chapter to the storybook. The 1978 NCAA National Player of the Year announced that the Phil Ford Foundation will partner with N.C. Children’s Hospital and the UNC Department…

Track and field teams at NCAAs

The UNC-Chapel Hill men’s and women’s track and field teams are competing in the 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association Indoor Championship The men’s team will compete in two events, while the women’s team will compete in three events. This is the largest amount of athletes that North Carolina head coach Harliss Meaders has taken to…

UNC, King’s College London extend alliance

A delegation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, led by Chancellor Carol L. Folt, visited UNC strategic partner King’s College London this week to extend the alliance between the two universities, first initiated in 2005. The partnership is one of the most ambitious between a U.S. university and a U.K. university, covering…

J-school students’ stories about N.C. people win SXSW Interactive award

“Heart of the High Country,” a UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication student project that tells the stories of people in the N.C. mountains, won the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive award in the student category. Winners were announced at the 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards ceremony, emceed by Nerdist News host Jessica Chobot,…

On World Wide Web’s 25th birthday, see UNC’s connection to first Web page

Happy 25th birthday, World Wide Web! Did you know UNC-Chapel Hill’s Paul Jones, clinical professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the School of Journalism, has a special connection to this month’s celebration? Last year, Jones helped “find” the earliest known Web page created by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who…

Multiple UNC graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2014 by U.S. News and World Report for the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Following are the new UNC rankings and specialty listings that are currently available from the magazine: School…

UNC a finalist for WBCA “Together We R” team award

North Carolina is among four finalists for the third annual Russell Athletic “Together We R” Team Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Monday. The other finalists include Colorado Christian University, Purdue University and the University of South Carolina. In its third year, the “Together We R” Team Award honors programs that have strived…

UNC women’s lacrosse and soccer teams honored at White House

North Carolina’s national title-winning women’s lacrosse team and women’s soccer team were honored at the White House on Monday. President Barack Obama hosted the 2012-2013 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s champions at an event on the South Lawn. Obama welcomed the student-athletes from schools across the country to congratulate them on their accomplishments in…

Extreme Action Company STREB to perform

Extreme action company STREB will bring its program of choreographed physical feats that combine daredevil antics, rapid movement and imaginative machines to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this month. Carolina Performing Arts will present the shows at 7:30 p.m. on March 18-19 at Memorial Hall. The New York Times notes that the…