Campus Updates

UNC a finalist for WBCA “Together We R” team award

North Carolina is among four finalists for the third annual Russell Athletic “Together We R” Team Award, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Monday. The other finalists include Colorado Christian University, Purdue University and the University of South Carolina. In its third year, the “Together We R” Team Award honors programs that have strived…

UNC women’s lacrosse and soccer teams honored at White House

North Carolina’s national title-winning women’s lacrosse team and women’s soccer team were honored at the White House on Monday. President Barack Obama hosted the 2012-2013 NCAA Division I men’s and women’s champions at an event on the South Lawn. Obama welcomed the student-athletes from schools across the country to congratulate them on their accomplishments in…

Extreme Action Company STREB to perform

Extreme action company STREB will bring its program of choreographed physical feats that combine daredevil antics, rapid movement and imaginative machines to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this month. Carolina Performing Arts will present the shows at 7:30 p.m. on March 18-19 at Memorial Hall. The New York Times notes that the…

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…