Campus Updates

Tenth straight record for first-year applications at Carolina

With the close of the final deadline for first-year admission for Fall 2015, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced on Monday a 10th consecutive record for first-year applications — an increase of 2 percent over last year and 37 percent over five years ago. As of Jan. 20, the 31,848 first-year applicants…

For sea turtles, no place like magnetic home

Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to new evidence from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The findings will be reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on Jan. 15. “Sea turtles migrate across thousands…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: Welcome back

Dear Carolina Community, Welcome back! I hope each of you enjoyed a restful winter break. Although campus has been quiet, we’ve been busy in Chapel Hill over the past month, and there’s a lot to share with you as we begin our spring semester. First, on Monday, we submitted our response to the Southern Association…

UNC named to President’s Honor Roll for community service

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has again been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in General Community Service. The President’s Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition that colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. UNC-Chapel Hill has been recognized…

University to test sirens Jan. 20

The University will test the emergency sirens and text messages on Tuesday, Jan. 20 between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens each semester to make sure the equipment works.

Carolina celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of celebration that began on Sunday, January 18. Carolina’s week-long observance, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Carolina Union Activities Board, will feature a series of events hosted…

Carnegie Foundation selects UNC-Chapel Hill for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. The classification recognizes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities This is a re-classification for UNC-Chapel Hill; the original…

Five questions with Barbara Entwisle

Carolina faculty brought in $792.7 million in research contracts and grants in fiscal 2014, up $14.9 million from a total of $777.8 million in fiscal 2013. As Chancellor Carol L. Folt told the Board of Trustees in November, Carolina’s researchers create technologies and innovations that are catalysts for new industries, accelerate progress toward cures for diseases…

UNC’s Fischer one of ‘ones who answered call’

“They risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved,” TIME editor Nancy Gibbs wrote in her explanation for why the magazine chose Ebola Fighters as their Person of Year 2014. “The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight. For tireless acts of courage…

Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial

Two physicians from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are participating in an Ebola treatment clinical trial now underway in Liberia — one of the West African nations hardest hit by the current Ebola outbreak. William A. Fischer II and David Wohl, joined by faculty at Duke University, are working in Liberia for…