Campus Updates

Student-created marketing competition helps local businesses

The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication has become a regular host to hackathons – events that gather students from across campus to solve particular communication problems over the course of a weekend. The trend continued Nov. 7-8 with “Crash Campaign” — a 24-hour student-created and student-led competition that brought together more than 70…

UNC hosts Newman, King’s College London

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Nov. 4 welcomed Joanna Newman, vice-principal (international) at King’s College London, for her first visit to Chapel Hill. Newman was joined by Chris Payne, head of the King’s USA Office. Chancellor Carol L. Folt, who visited King’s in March to formally extend the schools’ partnership, welcomed…

Havens chosen for Visionary Pioneer Award

Donna S. Havens, interim dean and a professor at the UNC School of Nursing, was recently selected to receive a Visionary Pioneer Award from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Havens is one of 25 Maryland nursing alumni chosen from all 125 years of the school’s history to receive an inaugural award. Havens said…

Carolina College Advising Corps celebrates College Application Week

The Carolina College Advising Corps is celebrating North Carolina College Application Week (CAW) by doing what it does best – working with partner schools and helping seniors apply to colleges that will serve them well. CAW runs from Nov. 10-14 and is sponsored by the University of North Carolina General Administration, the College Foundation of…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community: In the days since Mr. Wainstein’s report was released, I have seen and experienced many acts of character on our campus and beyond – from quiet moments of reflection to public discussions. I’ve been proud of how we have come together to consider the report’s impact on and the experiences of our…

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…