Campus Updates

Carolina ranks 35th in 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 35th in the world and 25th in the U.S. among global universities, according to the 2016 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) released by the Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University on August 15. “UNC’s performance in this ranking is a reflection…

Miami professor bicycles to Chapel Hill to raise awareness for Angelman syndrome

This week, after cycling 1,000 miles from Miami to Chapel Hill, Kellen Hassell presented a check for $15,000 to the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) earmarked for research on Angelman syndrome, a severe neurodevelopmental condition that occurs in about one in 15,000 live births. He chose Chapel Hill because of UNC-Chapel Hill’s dedication to…

Bowen named dean of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced that Gary L. Bowen has been selected as the new dean for the School of Social Work. He is currently Kenan Distinguished Professor in the School. “Gary Bowen is a longtime faculty member, who along with former Dean John B. Turner, worked to develop the…

Carolina at the Olympics

As the world’s best athletes compete in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Summer Olympic Games, Carolina is shining a light on our Tar Heel Olympians and connections to Brazil. Here’s a look back at our Olympics coverage: —Seventeen Tar Heels representing four countries in Rio —Professor helps track athletes go for the gold —Well Said:…

Nilda Peragallo Montano named new dean of School of Nursing

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced that Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano has been selected as the new dean of its nationally recognized School of Nursing. She is currently dean and professor for the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies; professor on the graduate faculty at Pontificia Universidad Católica…

UNC among nation’s top-ranked cancer hospitals, first in North Carolina

U.S. News & World Report has cited UNC Hospitals’ N.C. Cancer Hospital as one of the nation’s highest-ranked cancer hospitals and the top cancer hospital in North Carolina. N.C. Cancer Hospital is the clinical home of UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Among more than 900 hospitals, UNC Hospitals earned a national ranking of 16th in…

Message from Chancellor Folt and AD Cunningham on NCAA Investigation

Dear Carolina Community: We are writing to inform you that the University has responded to the NCAA’s amended notice of allegations resulting from our joint investigation of past academic irregularities. You may read an executive summary of our response, along with the full reply, on our Carolina Commitment website, http://carolinacommittment.unc.edu. Our response to the NCAA…

Carolina Women’s Center names new director

The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today that Gloria Thomas is the new director of the Carolina Women’s Center (CWC). She was selected following a national candidate search and starts today. Prior to joining Carolina, Thomas served as the director of the…

Digital parking meters installed for short-term parking

Digital meters will soon be the norm on campus for metered parking spaces. The University has begun to install new solar-powered digital meter stations, which accept both coins and credit cards and are tied to pay-by-phone technology. Metered spaces on ATM Drive and at Student Stores, the Stone Center, Bynum Circle and the Swain Lot…

Isolated coral reefs far from human activity are not healthier

For the world’s coral reefs, the picture keeps getting gloomier. Although it’s widely assumed that both local and global factors are contributing to their decline, new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows that isolated reefs far from human activities are in fact not healthier than those in more densely populated…