Campus Updates

Kadivar earns Keohane Distinguished Professorship

Since he began working at Duke, Mohsen Kadivar has worked closely with faculty and students both on campus and down the road a bit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Both campuses boast small but well-regarded religious studies departments. When Kadivar joined Duke as a visiting professor in 2009, he was quickly…

Time flies during move-in

Carolina begins the fall semester with a Week of Welcome. But here’s a view that lasts minutes, not days. This time-lapse video covers the start of the semester with 28 different scenes.

Building education in Baghdad

This week, as first-year students at the UNC School of Medicine engage in a new and different curriculum, a delegation of doctors from Iraq’s University of Baghdad is on campus meeting professors, doctors, administrators and students to learn how UNC is teaching the next generation of doctors. The collaboration, funded through the International Medical Corps…

Faculty adventures: what they did this summer

During the summer, faculty in Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences journeyed on a tandem bike ride across the country; on archaeological excavations to Greece, Turkey and Egypt; on a book research trip and music cultural diplomacy visit to India; and to El Alto, Bolivia, to study a cable car system in the highest city in the world.

Understanding and addressing implicit bias

At times, everyone makes choices, often unconsciously, that are completely contrary to their beliefs. It’s called implicit bias, and it can happen all too easily unless people take steps to prevent it. People process information quickly based on past associations, which come to mind involuntarily and play a key role in shaping thoughts and actions,…

Carolina welcomes new students to campus

The 3,988 first-year students expected to start classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill next week were chosen from a record 31,331 applicants. They hail from 94 North Carolina counties, 38 states and the District of Columbia and 24 countries. An additional 800 students are joining the Carolina community as transfer students.…

UNC defers night parking

Matt Fajack, vice chancellor for finance and administration, sent the following communication to campus on Aug. 14 with an update on night parking:

Folt takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Chancellor Carol L. Folt took the ALS Ice Bucket challenge on Wednesday with some help from a group of Carolina students and resident advisors. “Do it. Go Heels!” Folt said just before the students dumped a bucket of ice water over her head in front of the Old Well. The Ice Bucket Challenge is meant…

University to test sirens Aug. 20

The University will test the emergency sirens and text messages on Aug. 20 between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens each semester to make sure the equipment works.