Campus Updates

Students, staff & faculty: celebrate Carolina’s Chancellor-Elect at 4 p.m.

Students, staff and faculty are invited to meet Carolina’s Chancellor-Elect Carol L. Folt at a 4 p.m. reception today in the atrium of the FedEx Global Education Center. The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors voted to elect Folt to be UNC-Chapel Hill’s 11th Chancellor on Friday.  Visit www.unc.edu to watch video, view photos…

Graduate students serving North Carolina receive Impact Awards

The 15th annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration on April 10 recognized students who receive prestigious fellowships and awards while their work contributes significantly to Carolina’s mission and to a variety of fields of study. Forty-one students received Impact Awards. The awards are privately funded through the generous support of The Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement…

Campus Y hosting social innovation competition for students

The CUBE at the Campus Y, a campus hub for social innovation, is hosting a video-based social innovation idea competition open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Carolina. Participants have until April 15 to submit a 1-minute video that outlines the problem they want to address, why they believe the idea is important and…

Los Pleneros de la 21 to perform April 20

Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21), a Spanish Harlem-based ensemble that performs traditional Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance, will perform in the Stone Center Auditorium on April 20 at 7 p.m.  LP21’s two-day residency at UNC will include two free workshops on Friday, April 19 and conclude with a performance on April 20. The program…

Thorp named chair of new National Research Council committee

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp has been named chair of a new National Research Council committee tasked with establishing and promoting a culture of safety in academic laboratory research. Thorp is among 13 academic and industry leaders who will review laboratory practices and attitudes, then make recommendations that would improve the safety performance of U.S.…

Six employees receive Massey Awards

Six employees have been selected by Chancellor Holden Thorp to receive a 2013 C. Knox Massey Distinguished Service Award, one of the most coveted distinctions the University gives faculty and staff. The late C. Knox Massey of Durham created the awards in 1980 to recognize “unusual, meritorious or superior contributions” by University employees. In 1984,…

Thorp honored with endowment to support UNC faculty

Holden Thorp, the outgoing chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill, has been honored with the establishment of the Chancellor Holden Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars Endowment at the Carolina Center for Public Service. The endowment was created with a $1 million gift from an anonymous donor to name and support the Center’s Faculty Engaged Scholars program. “This endowment…

Nobel laureate Smithies named inaugural fellow of preeminent cancer research academy

Nobel laureate Oliver Smithies has been named an inaugural fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy, which was created this year to recognize distinguished scientists whose contributions have propelled innovation and progress in the fight against cancer. Smithies, the Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor in the department of cell biology and physiology, shares his…