Campus Updates

Gov. Roy Cooper to deliver keynote address at University Day

Gov. Roy Cooper, North Carolina’s 75th governor, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s University Day on Oct. 12. The celebration marks Carolina’s 224th birthday and will be held at 11 a.m. in Memorial Hall. University Day, which the campus first celebrated in 1877, marks the 1793 laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the…

UNC ROI awards three research grants

UNC President Margaret Spellings announced the University of North Carolina’s Research Opportunities Initiative (UNC ROI) will provide three new grants worth a total of $6.2 million to teams from six universities, including UNC-Chapel Hill, in the UNC system. The grants are funded by the North Carolina General Assembly to promote innovative and potentially game-changing research…

Chacón begins as Diplomat in Residence in September 2017

In September, Arnold A. Chacón will begin service as the Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. A member of the career Senior Foreign Service, Chacón most recently served as director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources at the Department of State. Chacón will be jointly…

UNC-Chapel Hill to celebrate First Amendment Day

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate its ninth-annual First Amendment Day on Tuesday, Sept. 26. This campus-wide, daylong event is designed to both celebrate the First Amendment and explore its role in the lives of Carolina students. First Amendment Day is observed during National Banned Books Week. The keynote speaker for the…

Carolina celebrates Latinx Heritage Month

Led by the Carolina Latinx Collaborative and the University Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Latinx Heritage Month from Sept. 19 to Oct. 14.  Latinx Heritage Month commemorates the contributions made by Latina/o Americans to the United States and celebrates Latinix heritage and culture. Carolina’s celebration…

DeSimone named recipient of 22nd Heinz Award

Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill and the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, has been named the recipient of the 22nd Heinz Award in the Technology, the Economy and Employment category. Awarded by the Heinz…

Alert Carolina sirens test scheduled for Sept. 14

The University will TEST the emergency sirens and emergency communication procedures between noon and 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. The University tests the sirens regularly throughout the year to make sure the equipment and notification processes work as planned. During this sirens test, NO ACTION is required. Anyone outside, on campus or near campus, likely…

Carolina Conversations focuses on First Amendment

Chancellor Carol L. Folt said the dream for Carolina Conversations, now in its third year, was to create a place on campus where members of the community could quickly convene to talk about the issues of the day that mattered most to them. Folt made those remarks at the first Carolina Conversations of the academic…