Campus Updates

Free flu vaccinations available for students and employees

With the flu season around the corner, the University is providing free vaccinations for students and employees until Nov. 11. A contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, the flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each…

‘9/11 Never Forget’ mobile exhibit to visit Carolina

The “9/11 NEVER FORGET” mobile exhibit will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The exhibit — which is housed in a high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer that unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit — serves as a poignant reminder of September 11, 2001, and honors those who lost their…

Carolina celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs’ Carolina Latina/o Collaborative and the Carolina Union Activities Board will launch the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Sept. 15. National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the contributions made by Latina/o Americans to the United States while celebrating their heritage and culture. “The growth, presence…

Four faculty members honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. The recipients, who will be recognized at the Faculty Council meeting on Sept. 25, are: Gabriel S. Dichter, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and investigator in the…

UNC-Chapel Hill awards $811,330 in study abroad support to 182 students

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $811,330 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 182 students pursuing semester and summer programs in spring, summer and fall 2015 and students pursuing yearlong programs for the 2015-16 academic year. Funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, the awards enable…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill History

In May, when the Board of Trustees voted to rename Saunders Hall to Carolina Hall, they also directed that we undertake a comprehensive approach to curating and teaching a full and accurate history of UNC-Chapel Hill. Their objective is to ensure that everyone – students, prospective students, faculty, staff and community – has the opportunity…

Mathwig hired as first Student Veteran Assistance Coordinator

Amber Mathwig, a 10-year United States Navy veteran, has been hired as Carolina’s first student veteran assistance coordinator to help ensure that service members and veterans have the resources they need to succeed at UNC-Chapel Hill, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Vice Chancellor Winston Crisp announced. Mathwig joined the Office of the Dean of Students…