Campus Updates

UNC MJ-school wins national championship in Hearst Journalism Awards

The UNC School of Media and Journalism has won the 2016 national championship in the Hearst Journalism Awards competition – considered the Pulitzers of collegiate journalism. This is the school’s sixth overall national championship, its second consecutive and its fourth since 2010. UNC is the only school to have finished in the top 5 overall…

UNC-Chapel Hill aims to top 830 pints at June 7 blood drive

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the American Red Cross aim to collect 830 pints of blood at the 28th annual Carolina Blood Drive, taking place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 7 in the Dean E. Smith Center. If this year’s blood drive achieves its goal, it will push…

Carolina alumnus’ speech goes viral

Donovan Livingston’s passion for college access was evident during his four years as a history student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Seven years after graduating from Carolina, that same passion led to a moving speech at the Harvard School of Education student commencement that has since gone viral. Livingston’s speech, focusing…

Sancar, Shapiro earn UNC Board of Governors’ highest faculty honor

The UNC Board of Governors has conferred the O. Max Gardner Award, its highest faculty honor, on two distinguished professors, one from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the other from Western Carolina University. Recent Nobel Prize winner Dr. Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the…

UNC-Chapel Hill Trustees elect 46 new Board of Visitors members

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has appointed 46 alumni and friends to serve on the UNC Board of Visitors, one of the most active volunteer groups at Carolina. Appointees will begin their four-year term on July 1. The new members are part of an approximately 175-member board that actively…

Carolina Performing Arts announces 2016-2017 season line-up

Carolina Performing Arts (CPA) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will present 46 performances by internationally renowned artists for its 12th season. Highlights for the 2016-2017 season include two festivals: “Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey” and “Glass at 80,” along with CPA’s most extensive visiting orchestras series to date, featuring the Chapel Hill…

DeSimone receives National Medal of Technology and Innovation

On May 19, Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, received the nation’s highest honors for achievement and leadership in advancing the fields of science and technology. A distinguished professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, DeSimone was among the…

May named interim dean of UNC School of Dentistry

Dr. Ken May, a longtime faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will take on the role of interim dean at the UNC School of Dentistry, effective July 1. May joined UNC School of Dentistry in 1976, after earning both his undergraduate degree and doctorate in dentistry at UNC-Chapel Hill. This…

Robertson Scholars Leadership Program sets new class

Thirty high school graduates have accepted invitations to become Robertson Scholars, receiving merit scholarships to attend either the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Duke University. The Robertson Scholars Leadership Program’s financial benefits include full tuition, room and board and mandatory fees for four years of undergraduate study, in addition to three summers…