Campus Updates

Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created a “smart insulin patch” that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin…

Carolina junior’s documentary to air Thursday on UNC-TV

Robert Kinlaw’s entry into filmmaking started as a hobby. He spent much of his middle school and high school years behind the eyepiece of a video camera making movies with his friends for their own enjoyment. But this week, Kinlaw’s work behind the camera will reach the masses. The junior UNC-Chapel Hill journalism student’s documentary…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on Chancellor Aycock

Dear Carolina Community: It is with heavy heart that I am writing to let you know of the passing of William B. Aycock ‘48, Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1957 until 1964 and a truly beloved leader and faculty member over a 40-year association with Carolina. Chancellor Aycock, who…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community: By now, I am sure you are aware of the tragic and senseless killings at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. that occurred last night. All of us in the Carolina Community are shocked and saddened by this devastating news, and our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out…

PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservatory to perform ‘Guys & Dolls’

A cast of high school actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the Tony Award-winning musical “Guys & Dolls” July 15-25 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. High school actors and technicians began work on the production June 15. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater…

Seven students selected as 2015 Burch Fellows

Seven students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2015 Burch Fellowship to pursue unique and self-initiated proposed experiences anywhere off UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. The Burch Fellows Program was established in 1993 by a gift from UNC-Chapel Hill alumnus Lucius E. Burch, III. Its purpose is to…

Chancellor Folt visits Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

Chancellor Carol L. Folt met with students participating in the exchange program between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Tübingen) while in Germany this week. Folt is visiting Tübingen in conjunction with her service on Tübingen’s International Advisory Board. Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities. It was…

Carolina Performing Arts announces 2015-16 lineup

Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present 42 performances by internationally renowned artists alongside emerging artists for its 11th season. “As CPA enters its second decade, I’m very excited to announce our schedule for the upcoming 2015-16 season,” said Emil Kang, CPA’s Executive and Artistic Director. “Our…

UNC President Search Committee to host forums

The UNC President Search Committee is seeking help from staff, faculty and others to help the Board of Governors select President Tom Ross’ successor. Aiming to provide a voice for the staff and faculty of the University system, the committee will host four forums and conduct two surveys to give a broad representation of the…