Campus Updates

UNC-Chapel Hill trustees honor three with prestigious Davie Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to three alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” During a dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Carolina Inn, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and the trustees honored Lucius E. Burch,…

Honors Carolina hosts live demonstration of an Enigma machine

Honors Carolina will host a live webcast of an Enigma machine in action from Winston House, Carolina’s study center in London, on Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. in Graham Memorial Hall, Room 039. These famous machines protected commercial, diplomatic and military communication during the early- to mid-twentieth century. During World War II, Bletchley Park was…

Update from the Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill’s History

Dear Campus Community, In August, Chancellor Folt asked us to co-chair the Task Force on UNC-Chapel Hill’s History. We have worked very hard to develop a plan to best carry out the directive of the Board of Trustees: to share an accurate, accessible, and complete history of the University. Chancellor Folt tasked us to create…

Fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week begins Nov. 16

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 16 to Nov. 21. Sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, one of the nation’s largest private funders of education and entrepreneurship, Global Entrepreneurship Week worldwide celebrates innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive…

UNC to host Annual Passport Drive Nov. 17-18

UNC Global’s annual Passport Drive will be held on Nov. 17 and 18 in the FedEx Global Education Center 4003. U.S. Department of State officials will be present to accept new and renewal passport applications and to answer applicants’ questions. During the 2014 Passport Drive, nearly 300 students, faculty, staff and their family members submitted…

Update from University leadership on race relations

Dear Carolina Community: Like all of you, we have been deeply moved by what has been another historic week on college campuses across the nation. Once again, our country is witnessing how racial tensions and collective responses to those tensions drive change and spark calls for immediate action. From events on our own campus, to…

Latin American Studies celebrates 100th anniversary

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Latin American Studies on campus during the 2015-16 academic year. “This is a remarkable anniversary,” says Jonathan Hartlyn, senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences and a scholar of Latin American…

Thompson honored with inaugural Dean Smith Award

Dean Smith wouldn’t have been a fan of an award named after him. But when the United States Basketball Writers Association established the Dean Smith Award earlier this year to honor the late Hall of Fame basketball coach, it was only fitting that Smith’s longtime friend and pupil received the inaugural honor. “There’s nobody that…

Kenan-Flagler presents 2015 alumni awards

The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School honored six alumni at its 17th annual Alumni Association Awards ceremony on Nov. 6. The awards recognize members of the UNC Kenan-Flagler community who personify the School’s core values of excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. “These awards celebrate alumni who have distinguished themselves through their careers,…