Campus Updates

Alert Carolina sirens test to be held February 1

The University will test the emergency sirens and emergency communication procedures on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, between noon and 1 p.m. The University regularly tests the sirens to ensure that the equipment and notification processes work as planned. During this sirens test, no action is required. Anyone outside, on campus or near campus, likely will…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Response to Executive Order

Dear Carolina Community: The Executive Order issued by President Trump on Friday, January 27, 2017, limits immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days, among other actions. In the last 24 hours, we have been hearing from many people at Carolina who…

Carolina sets 12th consecutive record for first-year applications

With the close of the final deadline for first-year admission for Fall 2017, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announces a 12th consecutive record for first-year applications. The total of 40,792 applications received (as of Jan. 18) reflects an increase of 13.7 percent over last year and the second largest increase within the…

General Alumni Association honors two with faculty service awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s General Alumni Association (GAA) has honored a professor who translates research into real-world innovations and a dean who champions nonpartisan service to the state’s leaders with its 2017 Faculty Service Awards. Joseph DeSimone, the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of chemistry, and Michael Smith, dean of the School of…

Twenty-four earn 2017 University Teaching Awards at Carolina

Twenty-four faculty members and teaching assistants have been named winners of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2017 University Teaching Awards. The recipients will be recognized during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Pittsburgh on Jan. 31. Chancellor Carol L. Folt also will host a spring banquet to honor the winners in…

Carolina to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of events beginning Jan. 15. Carolina’s weeklong observance — with the theme of “Keeping the Faith: A Call to Press On” — will include a series of events including lectures, a 5K fundraiser and a…

Message from Chancellor Folt: ‘A tremendous gift’

Dear Campus Community: I am saddened today to share the news that our cherished colleague and friend, Dr. Oliver Smithies, has passed away at the age of 91. Oliver was Carolina’s first full-time faculty member to be awarded a Nobel Prize (2007). You can learn more about his groundbreaking work and amazing scientific discoveries that…

Carolina-NC State basketball game postponed to Sunday at 1 p.m.

Sunday morning update: The UNC-NC State men’s basketball game will be played today at 1 p.m.at the Dean E. Smith Center. Fans and workers staffing the game are advised to use extreme caution in driving to the game and in using the sidewalks on campus and around the Smith Center. University and Smith Center maintenance…