Campus Updates

Meet a Tar Heel: Piano man/computer scientist Nassib Nassar

When his fingertips touch the keys of the piano, Nassib Nassar tells a story. As he plays, he listens — paying attention to the details of the story, making sure the truth is being conveyed. He takes the same care when his fingertips touch the keys of a computer. Nassar is a pianist and also…

Luncheon honors Carolina’s veterans Nov. 17

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host a luncheon to honor students, faculty and staff who have served in the United States Armed Forces on Nov. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Carolina Club located in the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. The event will include lunch, veteran recognition and…

UNC Kenan-Flagler to host Women in Business Conference Nov. 7

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School will host its ninth annual Carolina Women in Business Conference on Nov. 7. The conference is organized by Carolina Women in Business, an MBA club. It is a forum to connect, learn and share insights about developing, empowering and advancing women leaders in business. This year’s theme is “Next-generation business equality:…

UNC celebrates American Indian Heritage Month

Throughout November,  students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to observe American Indian Heritage Month. Over the next four weeks, the UNC American Indian Center will co-sponsor a series of events to celebrate American Indian culture and share it with others. The lessons are particularly relevant in North Carolina, home to the largest American Indian…

Middle schoolers preview what it’s like to be a Tar Heel

Roughly 130 middle school students on Wednesday took part in Tar Heel Preview Day, an initiative by UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (DMA) meant to introduce minority male students to college life, inspire their desire to attend college and give them the necessary information to plan for life after high school. The Carolina Millennial Scholars…

New research center will explore ways to encourage healthy food choices

A new research center at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will develop strategies to promote healthy food choices, particularly among the 50 million Americans receiving federal food benefits. The Duke-UNC USDA Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research (BECR Center) was established with a three-year, $1.9 million…

Follow the parking rules for Homegrown Halloween

Franklin Street will close from 9 p.m. until midnight on Oct. 31, in anticipation of the seventh annual Homegrown Halloween. In an effort to keep the event a small-town community gathering, parking and traffic, including streets adjacent to campus, will be affected on the day and evening of Oct. 31. There will be limited parking…

Carolina Covenant celebrates a decade of student access and success

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this past weekend celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Carolina Covenant, a groundbreaking initiative that provides a debt-free education to students from low-income families who earn admission to the University. Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Honorary Covenant Chair and men’s basketball coach Roy Williams welcomed Covenant alumni…

NC Native Nation leaders attend higher education forum

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt on Thursday signed a resolution with tribal leaders from the eight North Carolina Native Nations resolving to continue and strengthen the University’s commitment to research, education and service with those Native Nations. The signing marked the culmination of the first annual Forum on the Role of Higher Education in…

Early voting on campus begins Oct. 23

The early voting period for the November general election begins Thursday, Oct. 23. The deadline to register for the November general election has passed, but all voters who are already registered can visit early voting sites in their counties. If you are registered to vote in Orange County, there are five early voting sites. The…