Campus Updates

Coleman appointed next AAU president

Carolina alumna Mary Sue Coleman has been appointed the new president of the Association of American Universities (AAU), effective June 1. Coleman, who retired as University of Michigan president in 2014 after serving for 12 years, received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Carolina after completing her undergraduate education at Grinnell College. University Chancellor Carol L.…

White House honors UNC Education Initiative for Investment in Latino Youth

The Scholars’ Latino Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. SLI was selected for its college access work supporting Latino students in high schools across North Carolina. During the official announcement of the…

Cancelled: This week’s Tar Heel Tailgate Talk

Due to inclement weather forecast for this Saturday, Sept. 26, our Tar Heel Tailgate Talk for the week has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you’ll join us on a future sunny Saturday for another Tar Heel Tailgate Talk. Posted September 25, 2015

Carolina earns Insight Into Diversity’s 2015 HEED award

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment…

Battaglini next featured speaker at Tar Heel Tailgate Talks

Dr. Claudio Battaglini, a former soccer star and international-level coach turned award-winning Carolina professor, will serve as feature speaker at this Saturday’s Tar Heel Tailgate Talk. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., “Dr. B” will share how the power of exercise can make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Exercise Oncology: Improving Cancer Care Outcomes…

Free flu vaccinations available for students and employees

With the flu season around the corner, the University is providing free vaccinations for students and employees until Nov. 11. A contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, the flu can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each…

‘9/11 Never Forget’ mobile exhibit to visit Carolina

The “9/11 NEVER FORGET” mobile exhibit will visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The exhibit — which is housed in a high-tech, 53-foot tractor-trailer that unfolds into a 1,000 square foot exhibit — serves as a poignant reminder of September 11, 2001, and honors those who lost their…

Carolina celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs’ Carolina Latina/o Collaborative and the Carolina Union Activities Board will launch the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration on Sept. 15. National Hispanic Heritage Month commemorates the contributions made by Latina/o Americans to the United States while celebrating their heritage and culture. “The growth, presence…