Campus Updates

Alexandra Cousteau to bring family legacy to campus earth week

Alexandra Cousteau, filmmaker and granddaughter of Jacques-Ives Cousteau, will deliver the campus earth week keynote address at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The lecture is free and open to the public and is brought to campus by the UNC Institute for the Environment in partnership with “Water…

Harvey Award winner to develop scholar-athlete support program

The winner of the 2013 C. Felix Harvey Award will use the money that came with the prize to develop the Bridges2Success Scholar Athlete Support Program, a training academy that prepares middle and high school coaches to support academic success among male athletes of color. Leading the team to develop the academy will be Roberto…

Shealy named ACC field hockey scholar-athlete of the year

North Carolina junior forward Loren Shealy has been named the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Field Hockey Scholar-Athlete of the Year and leads the sport’s All-ACC Academic Team, as announced by Commissioner John Swofford. Shealy is one of nine Carolina student-athletes named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic team. Tar Heels honored are Sassi Ammer, Emma Bozek,…

Independent counsel to conduct inquiry of information about academic irregularities

University of North Carolina President Tom Ross and UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt have retained an outside attorney to conduct an independent inquiry of academic irregularities at UNC-Chapel Hill, based on new information that may become available. The University has remained in contact with Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall throughout his investigation of…

Antonio Tillis to deliver African Diaspora lecture Feb. 27

Dartmouth College’s Antonio Tillis, a specialist in Latin American, Afro-Latin American, and African Diaspora literatures, will deliver the spring 2014 African Diaspora lecture on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The Stone Center is at 150 South Road on the Carolina campus. The lecture is free and open…

Compagnie Käfig to blend dance, hip-hop moves and martial arts at UNC

Compagnie Käfig, a dance company that combines hip hop moves and martial arts, will perform two shows this month at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The performances, presented by Carolina Performing Arts, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26. Käfig’s double bill, Correria and Agwa, derives from…

Paige earns second-team academic All-America honors

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sophomore guard Marcus Paige has been named a 2014 Capital One Academic All-America, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Paige, a native of Marion, Iowa, is majoring in journalism and mass communications. He leads the Tar Heels in scoring at 17.2 points per…

Tar Heel Trailblazer: Courtney Bumpers, two-time national champion

Courtney Bumpers was “that child,” she says, the child who quickly found her way out of her crib, the child with boundless energy who required an outlet. Growing up, Bumpers tried to find that outlet through activities like ballet, figure skating, tennis, swimming and diving. But it was a ‘Mommy and Me’ gymnastics class that…

Royster Fellow Will Robin named first-ever ‘Scholar-in-Residence’

Will Robin, a doctoral student in musicology at UNC-Chapel Hill, will serve as the first-ever Scholar-in-Residence for the North Carolina Symphony. Robin also is a member of the Royster Society of Fellows, which is the UNC Graduate School’s select interdisciplinary fellowship program providing full financial support, innovative approaches to learning and unique professional development opportunities.…

Take the floor with the Tar Heels!

Imagine yourself running onto the Smith Center court, going through pre-game warm-ups with the UNC men’s basketball team, hitting layups and slapping hands with your teammates. You can experience all of that and more by watching videos from a Google Glass worn by hoopsters Wade Moody and Brice Johnson, team personnel, announcer and UNC great…