Campus Updates

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $1M grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for innovative arts program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded a new four-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) to launch and develop the DisTIL (Discovery Through Iterative Learning) Fellowship program. The grant builds on the recent success of the Mellon Foundation-funded Arts@TheCore initiative from 2012, which emphasized the…

‘A legacy of courage and inspiration’

J. Steven Reznick, professor in the department of psychology and neuroscience in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, died Tuesday, July 5, after a three-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). He was 65. “This is a tremendous loss for Carolina,” said Kevin M. Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts and…

Removing a brain tumor makes remaining cancer more aggressive

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that removing a glioblastoma tumor from the brain causes any cancer left behind to grow 75 percent faster than the original tumor did, which helps to explain why this cancer is so lethal. “A glioblastoma is fundamentally a different disease before and after…

UNC-Chapel Hill to host a Zika awareness event, Thursday, June 30

Mosquitos, no one likes them, but this summer they are more than a nuisance. Travel-related cases of the Zika virus have surfaced in North Carolina and that puts North Carolinians at risk. To address the issue, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host an event, The Zika Virus: What You Need to Know.…

UNC-Chapel Hill alumna named Ertegun Scholar

Jordan Maly-Preuss, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected for the prestigious Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Program, which funds graduate study in the humanities at England’s University of Oxford. This year, 18 scholarships were granted for one-year and two-year full-time master’s degrees and for three-year doctoral degrees. Ertegun…

Documentary ‘Black Women in Medicine’ to be screened at Stone Center

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine’s Office of Special Programs and The Right To Be, Inc.. —  a nonprofit aimed to increase the percentage of African American physicians in the United States — will host a screening of the new documentary “Black Women in Medicine.” Held at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for…

University to test emergency sirens on Thursday, June 23

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will test its emergency sirens and emergency communication notification systems on Thursday, June 23, between noon and 1 p.m. This test of the Alert Carolina System, an overlapping campus-wide safety awareness and emergency communication process, will be conducted to verify that new equipment and software installations are…

NC Botanical Garden’s ‘WonderSphere’ wins Core77 Design for Social Impact Award

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s WonderSphere, a sealed mobile chamber that enables hospitalized, immune-compromised children to touch nature without danger of infection, has won a Core77 Design for Social Impact Award. This annual award is given by the design website to projects specifically created to benefit social, humanitarian, community or environmental causes. Program Manager Katie…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Carolina off probation

Dear Campus Community: I am pleased to let you know that The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges informed me today that the board is maintaining our accreditation and removing our University from probation. Please take a moment to watch this video to learn more details about this good news. Sincerely, Carol…