Campus Updates

Caucuses recognize faculty diversity, success

The seed of an idea from one faculty member planted in the mind of one administrator blossomed Wednesday afternoon into a full-fledged celebration of faculty diversity. In a first-of-its-kind event, the three multicultural faculty caucuses came together to recognize 76 faculty members who reached career milestones in the past five years. “This is a really…

Watch Commencement on the Web

Carolina will stream its Winter Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 14. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over the ceremony, and James H. Johnson, the William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center in the Frank Hawkins Kenan…

UNC School of Information and Library Science receives $25.3 million award

The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been awarded its largest contract ever to operate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Triangle Park (RTP) Library over the next five years. The new award, of $25.3 million, significantly expands the scope of work to manage agency-wide subscriptions to journals and other information…

Three juniors named Eve Carson scholars

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill juniors Michael Adams, Paige Nielsen and Nancy Smith have been named the 2015 Eve Carson Scholars. The scholarship will fund half of the cost of attendance in their senior year, plus $5,000 each for a summer experience they have proposed. A 10-member selection committee composed of students, faculty,…

Office of Undergraduate Admissions sets new record for visitors

Although the year has not yet ended, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reports that 72,311 people (prospective students and family members) registered for a visit to the University, an increase of 11.6 percent over the number of registrations from last year (64,805). Prospective students who want to visit campus register online for a 30-minute information…

Officials perform Alert siren tower maintenance Dec. 4

Officials are conducting maintenance on two of the Alert Carolina siren / PA towers on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 4. One is located near Hinton-James Resident Hall and the other is located off Mason Farm Road. This maintenance will require separate activation of the towers that will produce chimes unlike the normal Alert Carolina…

Give ‘the gift of life’ during Dec. 9 blood drive

On Dec. 9, Carolina students, faculty and staff can help people who depend on lifesaving blood donations when the University hosts its 16th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive. Campus and community members can donate blood from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fetzer Hall on South Road. Free parking is available in the Cobb Deck…

Six Carolina scientists elected AAAS fellows

Six scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. The Carolina researchers are among 401 new fellows chosen for the honor, which is bestowed upon association members by their peers in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or…

Behind the scenes of Black Friday

On Black Friday, there will be a lot more going on than great sales.  Here’s what is happening behind the scenes as retailers prepare for one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Making sure the shelves are stocked While shoppers are busy looking for deals, Zara has already been busy making sure the…