Campus Updates

UNC to celebrate dedication of Marsico Hall

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will dedicate Marsico Hall (formerly called the IRB building or the BRIC building) at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Marsico Hall—one of the largest buildings on the UNC campus—will house basic and translational research across several disciplines and will feature state-of-the-art imaging equipment that will fundamentally advance…

Former U.S. Ambassador Pickering to speak on E.U, Iran and Syria

Thomas R. Pickering, former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the United Nations, will visit UNC-Chapel Hill on Thursday, March 27. During his visit, he will deliver remarks on “The U.S. and the European Union: Dealing with Iran and Syria” at 5:30 p.m. in…

Storify: UNC Dance Marathon

The 2014 UNC Dance Marathon raised $551,595, passing the half-million mark for the first time. More than 2,000 Carolina students participated in the weekend event, which required them to stand for 24 hours. All of the money raised benefits patients and families at the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Go Heels! [View the story “UNC Dance Marathon”…

Women’s hoops opens NCAA tourney at home

North Carolina’s women’s basketball team will begin its 25th NCAA Tournament appearance Sunday by hosting UT Martin on ESPN at Carmichael Arena. Tip-off is at 3 p.m. Carolina (24-9) is the fourth seed in the Stanford Region, while the Skyhawks are the 13th seed in the region. UT Martin (24-7) is the regular season and…

UNC recharged, ready to begin NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Carolina didn’t necessarily want any time off last weekend during the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, as they would’ve preferred to stay in Greensboro all the way through the trophy presentation on Sunday afternoon. But players didn’t exactly mind the 48-hour respite, either. Last Friday’s quarterfinal loss to Pittsburgh gave the Tar Heels an opportunity to…

Three receive University Award for Advancement of Women

Three women were honored at the Campus Y Thursday afternoon (March 20) with the University Award for the Advancement of Women for their commitment to the empowerment of women. The awards, created in 2006, honor individuals who have mentored or supported women on campus, elevated the status of women or improved campus policies for them,…

Library to receive 7 millionth volume

The 7 millionth volume in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s library will be another first. Juan Latino, author of a 172-page book of Latin poetry published in 1573, has been described by scholars as the first person of sub-Saharan African descent to publish a book of poems in a Western language. His…

Three teams compete at NCAA championships

Individuals from the UNC women’s swimming team, the men’s wrestling team and the fencing teams will compete at their respective NCAA National Championships beginning Thursday. Fourteen women from the swimming team, 11 in individual events and an additional three for relay alternates, will represent the Tar Heels in the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming…

Student-athletes’ outreach hours top last year’s total

When they represent the University of North Carolina in intercollegiate competition, UNC teams focus on different numbers: goals scored, assists given, averages raised, rebounds grabbed, routines nailed, PRs run, distances covered. But here’s one impressive number on which they all worked together: 2,176. That’s the total of community service hours donated so far in the…

Carolina hosts conference on 19th-century American literary studies

Turning a dissertation topic into that first academic book calls for a whole new mindset. On a basic level, the author has to move from a defensive posture of amassing knowledge to a position of authority, said Mark Simpson-Vos, editorial director of UNC Press. Even elements like structuring the introduction to represent the writer’s perspective…