Campus Updates

International team sheds new light on biology underlying schizophrenia

As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date.

Weeknight parking permits required starting Aug. 15

Beginning next month, faculty, staff and students who need to park on campus at night during the week will need to display a permit. Faculty, staff and students who have daytime or park-and-ride permits can use those to park in the University’s designated night parking areas after 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Permits will not be required after 5 p.m. on Friday or during the weekend.

Documentary series “Los Jets” premieres on NUVOtv July 16

“Los Jets,” a six-part television documentary series about the Siler City, N.C.-based Jordan-Matthews High School soccer team, makes its television debut at 10 p.m. EDT on NUVOtv on July 16. The series is the outgrowth of the 2006 book “A Home on the Field: How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America”…

Snapshot of UNC Library services

How are the UNC Libraries changing? In nearly every way. There are more electronic books than ever to borrow. Now, nearly 15 percent of the collection is electronic, and e-book usage continues to climb. Even with more information online, campus libraries get busier every year, with people coming to study, to collaborate, to research, to answer questions … and even to read.

Ultra-high-speed Internet coming to town

The towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro recently took one step closer to ultra high-speed Internet, giving their town managers the authority to negotiate with potential provider AT&T. The goal is to give more residents access to the Internet and to offer one gigabit per second speed to those homes and businesses at a reasonable cost.

Carolina-led global health consortium receives $180 million from USAID

More than 100 members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community came together Tuesday afternoon at the Carolina Inn to celebrate the University’s second largest award. Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced the five-year, $180 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to Carolina’s Population Center for its Monitoring and…

New mosaics discovered in synagogue excavations in Galilee

Excavations led by a UNC faculty member revealed stunning new mosaics decorating the floor of the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee. Since 2012, three well-preserved mosaics have been discovered in the same location in excavations directed by Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in…