Campus Updates

UNC students spend spring break serving community

Instead of heading to tropical destinations for spring break, 60 Carolina students will spend their time giving back to the community through an alternative spring break program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From March 7-15, the students will work with school children, serve meals to the homeless, build a wheel chair…

Two minutes to get ready for UNC vs. Duke

If you need a way to get pumped about the Carolina men’s basketball game at Duke Saturday, just sit back and spend two minutes watching UNC’s recent 74-66 victory over top-10 Duke. That’s right.  Two minutes.  Watch and enjoy. Using seven cameras and 19 camera angles (that Smith Center catwalk is waaaaaay up there), five…

Roaming Gnome seeks #UNCvsDUKE flavor

The lunch counter at Sutton’s Drug Store has hosted plenty of star sightings over the years, but the famous face who came in Wednesday afternoon was considerably shorter than most of the Carolina athletes who stop by. The Roaming Gnome – best known for his appearance in advertisements for the online travel agency Travelocity –…

Campus events go beyond March Madness

March means basketball tournament time for many folks, but there’s a jam-packed schedule of other events at Carolina this month. Look through the list below for details on some, and also check out the University’s events calendar for many more. March 2-30: Heterotopias, an exhibit of collages by art professor elin o’Hara slavick. Horace Williams…

DDTI marks 50 years of advocating for people with disabilities

Since its founding in 1963, the School of Social Work’s Developmental Disabilities Training Institute (DDTI) has worked to ensure the well-being and inclusion of people with intellectual, developmental, and co-occurring disabilities. Much of the institute’s focus has centered on providing training and technical assistance to the professionals and paraprofessionals serving the state’s I/DD population. The…

Native Leadership Symposium to focus on how modern Indian Nations work

Four American Indian tribal leaders will share their perspectives on “Transformative Leadership: Sovereignty in Action” on March 6 at the 2014 UNC Native Leadership Symposium at UNC’s George Watts Hill Alumni Center. Frank Ettawageshik, executive director of the United Tribes of Michigan, will give the keynote address at 11 a.m. After a short break, a…

How sweet it is — especially for this Kenan-Flagler grad

While the word “caramel” conjures up images of a chewy sweet treat in American minds, in China there is no translation for “caramel.” So the marketing team launching Hershey’s Lancaster caramels, the iconic company’s first new brand in 30 years, created a new word to describe the product. Hershey’s trademarked its own Mandarin word for…

Fatoumata Diawara Rescheduled for April 11

Carolina Performing Arts at UNC-Chapel Hill has rescheduled Fatoumata Diawara, one of two headliners from One Night in Bamako, for Friday, April 11 following the cancellation of the February 14 performance that was set to feature Diawara and fellow Malian musician Bassekou Kouyate. Perpetuating Mali’s rich musical tradition, Fatoumata Diawara combines songs about love, politics…

UNC medical student is 2014-2015 Gates Cambridge Scholar

A medical student has been named the second Gates Cambridge Scholar from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Casey Allison Rimland, daughter of Randy and Melodee Rimland of Charlotte, is a medical and doctoral student in the UNC School of Medicine. She is part of both the National Institutes of Health Cambridge Scholars…