Campus Updates

Carolina offers admission to 2,655 additional first-year candidates

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions on Friday released an additional round of decisions for 15,817 first-year candidates, offering admission to 2,655 students. The University received a total of 31,321 first-year applications this year — a ninth consecutive record, an increase of two percent over last year and an increase of 35 percent compared to…

UNC junior named Goldwater Scholar

Matthew James Leming, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been awarded a 2014 Goldwater Scholarship. UNC junior Samuel Jackson Resnick received an honorable mention. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program of Springfield, Va., recently announced 283 recipients nationwide from a pool of 1,166 nominees. The…

Out like a lamb! March’s best photos

Spring came, left us, then returned in March. You’ll see it in some of these photos, which also include a few from Carolina’s Instagram and Flickr, all about life on campus. Submit yours and help tell the world about Carolina! Enjoy the March memories. Daffodils near McIver Residence Hall announce spring’s arrival. Time to talk…

Malawi project joins HIV Vaccine Trials Network

The Institute for Global Health & Infectious Diseases’ site in Malawi has officially joined the National Institutes of Health HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN). UNC Project-Malawi, based in Lilongwe, is one of seven new sites to join the network in the new grant cycle, which began in January 2014. UNC Project was established in 1999…

Don’t be fooled; back it up

World Backup Day, March 31, is an independent initiative to raise awareness about the importance of regular backups for critical documents and vital information on people’s technology devices. Many people falsely think their documents are safe because they are saved on the computer’s hard drive, but the best way to avoid potential loss of personal…

Story of medical failure inspires next generation of health professionals

On Thursday evening, patient safety activist Helen Haskell spoke with students from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Health Affairs schools about medical error. Approximately 1 in 300 people die from health care errors in the United States every year, and Haskell’s son, Lewis Blackman, was a victim of preventable errors. She shared her son’s story in the hope…

Students take center stage at BOT

At Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, athletics took center stage. A half-dozen student-athletes stepped forward to share their day-in-the-life experiences, and Chancellor Carol L. Folt outlined six areas in which the University plans to better serve student-athletes moving forward. “Shaping what it means to be a…

High-quality early intervention brings health benefits 30 years later

Children who received high-quality early care and education in UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute Abecedarian Project from birth until age 5 enjoy better physical health in their mid-30s than peers who did not attend the childcare-based program. The findings, which appear in Science, have substantial implications for health care and prevention policy. The…

Relay For Life raises money for American Cancer Society

The main event of Relay For Life of UNC-Chapel Hill begins Friday, when Carolina students, faculty, staff and the Chapel Hill community take to Fetzer Field and walk around Belk Track to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, with a lap around the track honoring cancer survivors,…

Landmark study to guide stroke protocol

Neurologists have long debated how to help prevent certain stroke patients from suffering a second stroke. Research from UNC’s School of Medicine provides the first evidence for which course of treatment is truly best for patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation near the site of stroke: they should have their blood pressure lowered to…