Campus Updates

Deep ocean researcher to deliver Doctoral Hooding address

Samantha Joye, a leading researcher on the impact of oil and gas seepage in deep ocean environments, will give the keynote address at UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2016 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony. The event recognizes graduate students receiving their doctoral degrees and is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. May 7 at the Dean E. Smith Center. Joye, who holds…

Carolina receives top marks from ‘Big Three’ credit rating agencies

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received top ratings this year from all three nationally recognized statistical rating organizations, commonly known as the “Big Three” credit rating agencies, reinforcing the University’s strong financial profile. Earlier this week, Moody’s Investor Service and Fitch Ratings both issued their highest ratings to the University, Aaa…

Creating a national hub of clean tech

For years, students have told UNC-Chapel Hill environment and ecology professor Greg Gangi that they no longer want to simply study what is wrong with the planet – they want to begin working on the solutions. That problem-solving notion sparked the idea for the NC Clean Tech Summit — a place where academia, government and…

Center for Community Capital to use $1 million investment from JPMorgan Chase to increase financial health in under-resourced communities

Through the support of a $1.05 million grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co., the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Community Capital (CCC) will develop innovative strategies and solutions to help under-resourced communities become more vibrant and economically inclusive across the nation. “This research will help us better understand how strategic community…

UNC-Chapel Hill receives $1M grant to diversify students pursuing doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP), a national program that aims to diversify the pool of students pursuing doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts. MURAP works with students…

Carolina, West Point to partner together to study changing concussion culture

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers have received a $400,000 award to partner with the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to study changing the culture of concussion disclosure among military personnel and college athletes. They will develop an online interactive platform that provides a series of immersive training vignettes for those populations. Eight winners of the inaugural…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Remembering three inspiring students

Dear Campus Community, On Wednesday, Feb. 10, we will gather to remember three inspiring young students who left us far too soon. As you will recall, Deah Barakat, a second-year student at the UNC School of Dentistry, and his wife, Yusor Abu-Salha, who would have joined him at the Dental School this past fall, as…

Carolina sets new applicant record, offers early-action admission to 6,948

Almost 7,000 candidates from a record first-deadline pool of 19,842 were offered admission to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Fall 2016 entering class last week. The pool was 16 percent larger than last year, marking the fourth consecutive year that Carolina has set a record for the number of early-action applicants. Early…