Campus Updates

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: New UNC System President

Dear Carolina Community, It’s my pleasure to share with you that today the UNC Board of Governors unanimously elected Margaret Spellings, President of the George W. Bush Presidential Center and former U.S. Secretary of Education, as the next president of the 17-campus University of North Carolina. Upon her election, President-elect Spellings said, “I believe that…

Message from Chancellor Folt and University leaders

Dear Carolina Community: We are writing to make you aware of a rally that may bring hundreds of people to McCorkle Place from approximately 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25. Some of you may have seen a letter to the editor about this event by Student Body President Houston Summers in today’s Daily…

Professor and cookbook author to talk tailgating

At this weekend’s Tar Heel Tailgate Talk, Debbie Moose, Carolina alumna and author of six cookbooks including Fan Fare: A Playbook of Great Recipes for Tailgating or Watching the Game at Home; and Marcie Cohen Ferris, professor in Carolina’s American Studies Department in the College of Arts and Sciences and author of The Edible South:…

Message to campus: Early voting begins Oct. 22

Students, Faculty and Staff: The early voting period for the November election begins Thursday, October 22, 2015. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill encourages all faculty, staff and students to exercise their right to vote. Election Day is November 3, 2015. To vote on Election Day, you must already be registered and the…

Shenggen Fan to Deliver Lecture, “Ending Hunger by 2025,” Oct. 23

Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute, will lead the public forum “Ending Hunger by 2025” at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The discussion will be moderated by Pam Jagger,…

Dempsey awarded Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Jillian Dempsey, a chemist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a 2015 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, awarded to highly creative researchers early in in their careers. The award from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is for $875,000 over five years. UNC-Chapel Hill has had six Packard Fellows…

Tar Heel Tailgate Talks continue with Smith-Ryan

Join Abbie Smith-Ryan, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, for this week’s Tar Heel Tailgate Talk. Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m., Smith-Ryan will share her work in body composition assessment and how it impacts performance, injury prevention and overall health for athletes. Bridging the Gap from Science to Sport: Building an…

Campus groups to host University Day events

As the University gears up to celebrate the 222nd birthday of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, campus organizations will be hosting multiple events in honor of University Day. From waffles at Wilson Library to a school renovation project in Thailand, Carolina’s birthday celebration will extend beyond the official ceremony Oct. 12 at…