Campus Updates

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…

Mills appointed federal affairs director

The University’s Office of Federal Affairs has a new director. Beau Mills, who assumed the post on Feb. 28, will represent Carolina in Washington and serve as the primary point of contact for all federal issues affecting the University. Mills came to Carolina after serving since 2009 as District Director under U.S. Rep. David Price.…

Judges take field trip to Supreme Court

Field trips to our nation’s capital aren’t just for high school civics classes. Sometimes state superior court judges get to take them, too. That is, if they are lucky enough to be in the seminar offered by Jessica Smith, W. R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government at the School of Government.…

UNC faculty transforming lecture classes

Professors across the College of Arts and Sciences are changing the structure of large introductory classes to enhance student learning. Faculty instructors are providing information through podcasts, videos and readings that students can review between classes, and bringing into the classroom more discussion, hands-on work, problem-solving and interactive polls. Karen Gil, dean of the College,…

It’s bracket time: Playmakers Madness!

Get your bracket ready!  The Southern Historical Collection wants your votes in its 2014 bracket, Playmakers Madness. In celebration of the North Carolina Collection Gallery exhibit, Making a People’s Theater: Proff Koch and the Carolina Playmakers, the 2014 bracket will feature photographs from more than fifty years of Carolina Playmakers productions. From production shots to…

Phil Ford teams with UNC Children’s to prevent, treat childhood obesity

Carolina basketball legend Phil Ford has a long and illustrious history with his alma mater, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Friday, he added another chapter to the storybook. The 1978 NCAA National Player of the Year announced that the Phil Ford Foundation will partner with N.C. Children’s Hospital and the UNC Department…

Track and field teams at NCAAs

The UNC-Chapel Hill men’s and women’s track and field teams are competing in the 2014 National Collegiate Athletic Association Indoor Championship The men’s team will compete in two events, while the women’s team will compete in three events. This is the largest amount of athletes that North Carolina head coach Harliss Meaders has taken to…