Campus Updates

Nine UNC scientists elected AAAS fellows

Nine scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. The Carolina researchers are among 702 new fellows chosen for the honor, which is bestowed upon association members by their peers in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or…

Donate blood on Dec. 11

Members of the Carolina community are encouraged to donate blood during the 14th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive. The blood drive will take place from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Fetzer Gymnasium. Parking will be free in the Cobb Deck off Country Club Road. For details and to register to give or volunteer…

Soon-to-be graduates prepare for Commencement

Commencement for December graduates is set for Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center. Graduating students should arrive at 1 p.m. and enter the arena through Entry D. Parents and families should use Entry A. Free parking will be available in all lots around the Smith Center. Live streaming of…

Get your cheer on at holiday events

From the “The Nutcracker” featuring the Carolina Ballet at Memorial Hall to “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at the Paul Green Theatre, there are plenty of activities that celebrate the season at Carolina. Concerts that highlight the talent of the UNC community are scheduled and the annual Jingle Bell Jog sponsored by…

Celebrate NCAA title with women’s soccer

Come celebrate the national champion women’s soccer team! Carolina beat Penn State 4-1 on Sunday to claim the 2012 NCAA title. The title game was UNC’s 24th NCAA championship game in the 31-year history of the tournament and the team’s 21st NCAA crown. A celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in…

Library launches book drive for pediatric cancer patients

For the fourth consecutive year, UNC’s libraries are partnering with campus departments to collect children’s books for the Book Fairy, an organization that donates books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals. The drive will run through Dec. 6. All new or gently-used books for ages one through mid-teen are welcome. The need is…

Myrick becomes 48th UNC Rhodes Scholar

Rachel M. Myrick of Charlotte, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won a Rhodes Scholarship, the world’s oldest and best known awards for graduate study. Myrick, 21, was one of 32 Americans selected Saturday for the prestigious award, which funds study at the University of Oxford in England. Since…

Field Hockey team in NCAA title game

The North Carolina field hockey team will play in the NCAA championship game on Sunday, November 18 after defeating Syracuse 6-1 in the semifinals on Friday, November 16.  “I’m absolutely thrilled for this group of seniors to advance to the final four,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said after her team beat Old Dominion to secure…