Campus Updates

‘Genius’ grant winner to speak at Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Susan A. Murphy received a 2013 MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant for breakthroughs that may help clinicians more effectively assess and adapt treatment of chronic and relapsing diseases. A University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduate alumna and statistician, Murphy will give the keynote address at UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2015 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. The event recognizes…

Engagement Units Summit connects campus units, community

Teams from UNC-Chapel Hill centers, institutes, schools, departments and student organizations gathered Jan. 30 to explore the needs of North Carolina and how they can align their work to help meet them. For eight years, the Engagement Units Summit, formerly known as Campus Dialogue, has convened as an opportunity for campus groups and community partners…

Carolina celebrates Black History Month

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will commemorate Black History Month with a series of events throughout February. Carolina’s Black Student Movement will host the 11th annual African American History Month Lecture on Feb. 17 at The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History. Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director the Schomburg…

N.C. Clean Tech Summit set for Feb. 19-20

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its second annual N.C. Clean Tech Summit Feb. 19-20. The event highlights the latest innovations, trends and challenges and North Carolina’s central role in the growing clean technology industry. Hosted by UNC’s Institute for the Environment and the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler…

Gen. Martin Dempsey to speak Feb. 6

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Feb. 6 in the Genome Sciences Building, room 100, at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public on a general admission basis. Members of the media…

Waddell, Stevenson to receive Tar Heel Trailblazer award

For the second year in a row, Carolina Athletics will honor pioneering former student-athletes with the Tar Heel Trailblazers award. This year’s honorees are Karen Stevenson and Charles Waddell. Stevenson, who competed in track and field at UNC, was the first African-American female to earn a Morehead Scholarship at Carolina. She went on to become…

Ignatius will deliver Weatherspoon Lecture

Award-winning Washington Post columnist and best-selling novelist David Ignatius will deliver the annual Weatherspoon Lecture at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School on Jan. 29. Ignatius – who has covered the Middle East and the CIA for more than 25 years – will discuss “Foreign Affairs – How to Fix the World.” Also…

Three professors honored for service

Acclaimed researchers in HIV/AIDS and public health and a writer whose works have appeared on the page and stage were honored Jan. 16 with the General Alumni Association’s Faculty Service Award at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The association’s board of directors presented the awards to Dr. Myron “Mike” Cohen, whose groundbreaking…

Tenth straight record for first-year applications at Carolina

With the close of the final deadline for first-year admission for Fall 2015, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced on Monday a 10th consecutive record for first-year applications — an increase of 2 percent over last year and 37 percent over five years ago. As of Jan. 20, the 31,848 first-year applicants…