Campus Updates

Folt Science Night offers learning, fun

UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt took a little time Thursday night to enjoy two of her passions: science and learning. Folt, an internationally recognized environmental scientist, visited Efland-Cheeks Elementary School to experience Folt Science Night, a school-based event for students, their parents and their teachers as part of the North Carolina Science Festival. In all,…

Project Uplift to celebrate 45th anniversary this weekend

Alumni of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Project Uplift will gather this weekend to celebrate the program’s 45th anniversary. Project Uplift enables high-achieving rising high school seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus during the summer. The students spend two days visiting classes, meeting with faculty and staff, interacting with Carolina students and participating in cultural…

Professors connect research to Flight 370 investigation

Crews searching for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 are facing major challenges from all sides as they try to locate the wreckage in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia.  In addition to the remoteness and depth of the water in the search area, the dynamics of the Indian Ocean itself are complicating the investigation…

Water Microbiology Conference May 5-7

On May 5-7, the Water Institute at UNC will host the “2014 Water Microbiology Conference,” the first conference at UNC of its kind. The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners to talk about how to better monitor and protect the quality of water, locally and globally. The conference will focus on a broad range…

Harris elected to National Academy of Sciences

Kathleen Mullan Harris, Ph.D., James E. Haar Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected into the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors that a U.S. scientist or engineer can receive. Harris is one of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15…

UNC students awarded prestigious NSF fellowships

Twenty-three students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently received a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Morehead-Cain Foundation announces 57 new scholars

The Morehead-Cain Foundation this fall will welcome to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 57 new Morehead-Cain Scholars from across North Carolina, the United States and the world. The class of 2018 will include: Thirty-one scholars from North Carolina Twenty-six scholars from outside North Carolina, including: Sixteen scholars from eleven different states; One…