Campus Updates

Holiday Carolina Blood Drive to be held Dec. 13

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the American Red Cross are teaming up once again at the 18th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive. This year’s drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 13 in Fetzer Hall on South Road. Donors will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt while supplies…

Carolina to lead one of five national transportation centers

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Highway Safety Research Center has been selected to run a National University Transportation Center funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The University will receive $2.8 million in the first year, and up to $15 million in grant funding over five years, to create and manage the…

Three students selected 2017 Weir Fellows

Three students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were selected as recipients of the 2017 William D. Weir Honors Fellowship in Asian Studies, a program designed for students who have started their Chinese language journey and would like to develop advanced working language skills. Second-year students Brooke Fisher and Lee Mook and…

Carolina graduate named winner of 2017 TED prize

Dr. Raj Panjabi — who graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in biochemistry and sociology from Carolina and is also a UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine graduate — has won the 2017 TED Prize, awarded annually to a leader with a bold wish to spark global change. Panjabi, a native of Liberia who fled civil war in…

Pinkney named senior associate vice chancellor for finance and administration

Dwayne Pinkney has been named the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s chief financial officer and senior associate vice chancellor for finance and administration, starting Dec. 5, 2016. “Dwayne’s wealth of experience in financial and administrative management at Carolina, the UNC system and the state positions him well to help me lead the strategic…

Federal overtime rule changes on hold for employees due to court ruling

Since last year, UNC-Chapel Hill has prepared to implement the U.S. Department of Labor’s revised overtime regulations scheduled to take effect Thursday (Dec. 1). Now, a federal court ruling has temporarily blocked the new rule from starting. The revised regulations established a new minimum salary threshold for exemption from overtime that would affect about 700…

Michael Jordan awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former Carolina basketball great Michael Jordan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Nov. 22 at the White House. “He is the definition of greatness,” Obama said of Jordan. “He is the definition of somebody so good at what they do that everybody recognizes them. That’s pretty rare.” The nation’s…

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kosorok elected AAAS fellow

Michael R. Kosorok, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill biostatics professor, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. With this announcement, Carolina now boasts 72 fellows among its current faculty. Election as a fellow,…

UNC-Chapel Hill trustees honor four with Davie Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” During a dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Carolina Inn, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and the trustees honored Barbara and Pitt…