Campus Updates

University to test sirens Jan. 20

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

Carolina celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a week of celebration that began on Sunday, January 18. Carolina’s week-long observance, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs and the Carolina Union Activities Board, will feature a series of events hosted…

Carnegie Foundation selects UNC-Chapel Hill for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification. The classification recognizes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities This is a re-classification for UNC-Chapel Hill; the original…

Five questions with Barbara Entwisle

Carolina faculty brought in $792.7 million in research contracts and grants in fiscal 2014, up $14.9 million from a total of $777.8 million in fiscal 2013. As Chancellor Carol L. Folt told the Board of Trustees in November, Carolina’s researchers create technologies and innovations that are catalysts for new industries, accelerate progress toward cures for diseases…

UNC’s Fischer one of ‘ones who answered call’

“They risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved,” TIME editor Nancy Gibbs wrote in her explanation for why the magazine chose Ebola Fighters as their Person of Year 2014. “The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight. For tireless acts of courage…

Two UNC doctors participating in Ebola clinical trial

Two physicians from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are participating in an Ebola treatment clinical trial now underway in Liberia — one of the West African nations hardest hit by the current Ebola outbreak. William A. Fischer II and David Wohl, joined by faculty at Duke University, are working in Liberia for…

Gift will provide ‘Say Yes’ funds in College of Arts and Sciences

UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences has received a $5 million gift to provide the College with “say yes” funds that empower department chairs to be agile, responsive and innovative. The gift, from an anonymous alumni couple, will create a new $4 million academic leadership endowment and provide an additional $1 million – $200,000 a…

Caucuses recognize faculty diversity, success

The seed of an idea from one faculty member planted in the mind of one administrator blossomed Wednesday afternoon into a full-fledged celebration of faculty diversity. In a first-of-its-kind event, the three multicultural faculty caucuses came together to recognize 76 faculty members who reached career milestones in the past five years. “This is a really…

Watch Commencement on the Web

Carolina will stream its Winter Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 14. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over the ceremony, and James H. Johnson, the William R. Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and Director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center in the Frank Hawkins Kenan…

UNC School of Information and Library Science receives $25.3 million award

The UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) has been awarded its largest contract ever to operate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Research Triangle Park (RTP) Library over the next five years. The new award, of $25.3 million, significantly expands the scope of work to manage agency-wide subscriptions to journals and other information…