Campus Updates

Royster Fellow Will Robin named first-ever ‘Scholar-in-Residence’

Will Robin, a doctoral student in musicology at UNC-Chapel Hill, will serve as the first-ever Scholar-in-Residence for the North Carolina Symphony. Robin also is a member of the Royster Society of Fellows, which is the UNC Graduate School’s select interdisciplinary fellowship program providing full financial support, innovative approaches to learning and unique professional development opportunities.…

Take the floor with the Tar Heels!

Imagine yourself running onto the Smith Center court, going through pre-game warm-ups with the UNC men’s basketball team, hitting layups and slapping hands with your teammates. You can experience all of that and more by watching videos from a Google Glass worn by hoopsters Wade Moody and Brice Johnson, team personnel, announcer and UNC great…

UNC-Duke Rivalry? Not for SciREN

While much of the Triangle prepares for Thursday’s big game at the Smith Center, North Carolina and Duke graduate students at the coast are readying themselves for another type of gathering at Pine Knoll Shores. The Scientific Research and Education Network, SciREN for short, is an annual event that allows educators to connect with researchers,…

Wilson Library highlights Order of Golden Fleece

Peek into the hidden history and records of the Order of the Golden Fleece honor society in an exhibit at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. The Order of the Golden Fleece:“To Restore Unity to Campus Life” explores the history, traditions, and accomplishments of the Order in recognition of its 110th anniversary. The exhibit draws materials from…

“The Round House” set for 2014 summer reading

“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, will be the 2014 summer reading book for incoming students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A nine-member selection committee of students, faculty and staff selected the book from five finalists. The story, which takes place on a Native American reservation in…

Exhibit, lecture explore ‘Rooms of Wonder’

In their quest for knowledge, learned and noble individuals often collected objects of fascination — shells and corals, minerals and gems, plant and animal specimens, relics, scientific instruments – and displayed them in densely packed rooms. Such assemblages were precursors to the first art and science museums in Europe and the United States. Beginning in…

LeHardy, women’s cross country team named All-Academics

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has announced the 2013 Division I All-Academic Cross Country women’s honorees, listing North Carolina’s Annie LeHardy among those recognized. “From the beginning, we’ve said our academic goals are just as important as our athletic goals and these awards are indicative that our athletes feel…

Wayne Shorter Quartet headlines Carolina Jazz Festival Feb. 19-22

The multiple Grammy Award-winning Wayne Shorter Quartet will headline the 37th annual Carolina Jazz Festival Feb. 19-22 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The quartet will perform at 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 21) in Memorial Hall. For tickets and information, call the Memorial Hall box office at (919) 843-3333. The New York…

TEDxUNC soars with ideas from astronaut alumnus, students, faculty

As American astronaut Jerry Linenger finished his riveting description of life in space, the full house in attendance for Saturday’s TEDxUNC event “Taking Flight” soared to its feet. The crowd at UNC’s Memorial Hall expressed enthusiastic appreciation for the Tar Heel hero, who twisted, turned and arched on stage to accent the extraordinary story of…

UNC team gives military veterans tools to help themselves

Eric Elbogen, a forensic psychologist in Carolina’s School of Medicine, heads a team that developed tools mental health clinicians can use to assess and reduce risk for violent behavior in veterans. Through a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, Elbogen and colleagues identified risk factors associated with risk of violence in veterans and,…