Campus Updates

Relay For Life raises money for American Cancer Society

The main event of Relay For Life of UNC-Chapel Hill begins Friday, when Carolina students, faculty, staff and the Chapel Hill community take to Fetzer Field and walk around Belk Track to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday, with a lap around the track honoring cancer survivors,…

Landmark study to guide stroke protocol

Neurologists have long debated how to help prevent certain stroke patients from suffering a second stroke. Research from UNC’s School of Medicine provides the first evidence for which course of treatment is truly best for patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation near the site of stroke: they should have their blood pressure lowered to…

Match day!

Match Day Celebration on March 21 saw 163 fourth-year medical students (99 percent of the class) find out where they will spend the next few years of their medical training as residents. The students were matched into residencies that cover 22 specialties; 49 percent of the students will take residencies in primary care specialties; 33…

Sweet 16? Women’s basketball plays today

The UNC women’s basketball team will face Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament second round today, March 25, at 7 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. Tickets are free for all UNC students, and free pizza will be given to the first 200 students beginning at 6 p.m. North Carolina star freshman Diamond DeShields struggled for much…

Banjo’s ‘first couple’ to perform March 25

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn will perform at UNC-Chapel Hill on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 P.M. Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) present the husband and wife musicians who will perform as a duo for the first time in Chapel Hill. This performance is a rare chance to see Washburn and Fleck perform together. They will…

UNC to celebrate dedication of Marsico Hall

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will dedicate Marsico Hall (formerly called the IRB building or the BRIC building) at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Marsico Hall—one of the largest buildings on the UNC campus—will house basic and translational research across several disciplines and will feature state-of-the-art imaging equipment that will fundamentally advance…

Former U.S. Ambassador Pickering to speak on E.U, Iran and Syria

Thomas R. Pickering, former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the United Nations, will visit UNC-Chapel Hill on Thursday, March 27. During his visit, he will deliver remarks on “The U.S. and the European Union: Dealing with Iran and Syria” at 5:30 p.m. in…

Storify: UNC Dance Marathon

The 2014 UNC Dance Marathon raised $551,595, passing the half-million mark for the first time. More than 2,000 Carolina students participated in the weekend event, which required them to stand for 24 hours. All of the money raised benefits patients and families at the N.C. Children’s Hospital. Go Heels! [View the story “UNC Dance Marathon”…

Women’s hoops opens NCAA tourney at home

North Carolina’s women’s basketball team will begin its 25th NCAA Tournament appearance Sunday by hosting UT Martin on ESPN at Carmichael Arena. Tip-off is at 3 p.m. Carolina (24-9) is the fourth seed in the Stanford Region, while the Skyhawks are the 13th seed in the region. UT Martin (24-7) is the regular season and…