Campus Updates

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…

UNC, King’s College London extend alliance

A delegation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, led by Chancellor Carol L. Folt, visited UNC strategic partner King’s College London this week to extend the alliance between the two universities, first initiated in 2005. The partnership is one of the most ambitious between a U.S. university and a U.K. university, covering…

J-school students’ stories about N.C. people win SXSW Interactive award

“Heart of the High Country,” a UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication student project that tells the stories of people in the N.C. mountains, won the 2014 South by Southwest Interactive award in the student category. Winners were announced at the 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards ceremony, emceed by Nerdist News host Jessica Chobot,…

On World Wide Web’s 25th birthday, see UNC’s connection to first Web page

Happy 25th birthday, World Wide Web! Did you know UNC-Chapel Hill’s Paul Jones, clinical professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and the School of Journalism, has a special connection to this month’s celebration? Last year, Jones helped “find” the earliest known Web page created by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who…

Multiple UNC graduate programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appears on multiple lists of schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked in 2014 by U.S. News and World Report for the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” Following are the new UNC rankings and specialty listings that are currently available from the magazine: School…