Campus Updates

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt on recent events

Dear Campus Community: At this time of year, I am normally writing to our community, many of you for the first time, welcoming you to campus and sharing my excitement about the opportunities that await you. I will be doing that in the coming days, and taking as many opportunities as possible to meet and…

UNC-Chapel Hill startups deliver economic boost to North Carolina communities

The economic value created by startups connected with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is on the rise, according to a biannual report on Carolina’s commercial and social ventures. The mid-year analysis shows upward trends in how the University’s startup companies and social ventures are growing across North Carolina, creating new jobs that…

Illuminating facts about the coming solar eclipse

On Aug. 21, the continental United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun. The darkest shadow of the moon will travel from Oregon to South Carolina in about 90 minutes. The 70-mile wide path of the shadow is called the “path of totality.” Only the southwest corner of North Carolina (including Murphy, Cullowee…

$1.5 million Mellon grant will launch ‘Humanities for the Public Good’

A four-year, $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will significantly advance Carolina’s efforts in humanities education, research and teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The initiative, “Humanities for the Public Good,” will use multiple strategies to integrate public humanities into the curriculum, tap the potential of digital technology for humanities…

Grants to UNC Library will advance statewide learning initiatives

The State Library of North Carolina has awarded two grants to UNC’s libraries to support lifelong learning, research, and education across the state. The Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants total nearly a half-million dollars. The Library will use the grants to create a learning network focused on innovative educational experiences and to advance…