Campus Updates

Whitney will be featured guest speaker on Constitution Day

More than two centuries ago, when the United States Constitution was initially signed, the First Congress penned original copies of the Bill of Rights for all 14 states. The story of North Carolina’s copy doesn’t just end there, however. Seventy-six years later, it went missing. This year, the theft and eventual recovery of the document…

Carolina launches 3-D interactive maps

Students, staff and visitors now can find their way around campus using a three-dimensional map loaded with information. UNC-Chapel Hill has partnered with CampusBird to develop a powerful mapping solution for campus. The new interactive map can be accessed at maps.unc.edu. Providing visitors with a tool to easily explore campus on mobile devices was important…

Carolina recognized for outstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion for 2nd year in a row

Insight Into Diversity, the nation’s oldest and largest diversity-focused higher education magazine, has selected the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to receive its prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the second year in a row. The award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.…

Two UNC-Chapel Hill ventures among best 2016 university startups

Representatives from two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill startup companies will present their work later this month during a daylong national demonstration event intended for U.S. Congress members. UNC-Chapel Hill’s Renovion and EpiCypher are among 35 start-ups from more than two dozen universities and research institutes selected to be featured in Washington, D.C.,…

Carolina ranked on Sierra Club ‘Cool Schools’ list

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 39th among 200 colleges and universities nationwide, according to the Sierra Club “Cool Schools” annual sustainability report. The “Cool Schools” ranking serves as a guide for prospective students to compare schools’ commitment to sustainability. Carolina was recognized with high scores in the categories of innovation, co-curricular…

Carolina Awards $915,675 in Study Abroad support to 198 students

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $915,675 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 198 students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2016, and yearlong programs during the 2016-17 academic year. Funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, the awards enable students to study…

Students discuss ‘Being Mortal’

More than 500 first-year and transfer students gathered in their residence halls and classrooms across campus on Monday to discuss “Being Mortal” by Dr. Atul Gawande. The book was this year’s Carolina Summer Reading Program selection. Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Student Body President Bradley Opere led one of the small-group discussions. Specially trained faculty,…

UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates second consecutive record fundraising year

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill today announced $495 million in commitments in fiscal year 2016 (concluding June 30, 2016), marking the school’s best fundraising year in history and eclipsing fiscal year 2015’s previous record by nearly $50 million. “Today’s results – the highest level of fundraising support in the University’s 222-year history…

THINKposium 2016 explores the ‘lived experience’

After a summer of heightened racial unrest nationally, and on the verge of the return of 22,000 undergraduates to UNC-Chapel Hill, about 400 faculty and staff members gathered at the Friday Center on Aug. 17 to discuss the timely topic of diversity. THINKposium 2016 was a day to examine why the world feels so polarized,…