Campus Updates

Message from University leaders: Update on House Bill 2

Dear Campus Community: Over the past several weeks, since House Bill 2 (HB2) became the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, the response to this new law on our campus has grown more intense and more quickly than any issue we’ve faced in recent memory. Diversity and inclusiveness are at the heart of what makes…

Katie Ziglar named Director of Ackland Art Museum

The Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced today that Katie Ziglar has been appointed as the director of the Museum. Ziglar is currently the Director of External Affairs at the Freer|Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., a position she has held since 2003. “We are delighted that…

Two students recognized by Goldwater Foundation

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program named University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill third-year student Chiara Pancaldo as a 2016 Goldwater Scholar and Mike Lebhar, also a third-year student, as a 2016 Goldwater Honorable Mention. This prestigious scholarship provides up to $7,500 per year for eligible educational expenses to students who…

Women in Science Symposium helps build networks, confidence

In high school, Tojan Rahhal quickly noticed that there was a shortage of women in her math and science classes. As an undergraduate at NC State and then as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she personally sought out women scientists to serve as mentors and build a network…

152 at UNC-Chapel Hill inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, has inducted 152 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. The recent induction ceremony featured remarks by Dr. Rachel Willis, UNC-Chapel Hill professor of American studies. New members received certificates and Phi Beta Kappa keys, the organization’s symbol. Phi…

Fans invited to welcome back men’s basketball team

Fans wishing to greet members of the men’s basketball team after their Final Four trip to Houston may welcome the team back to Chapel Hill outside Entrance D at the Smith Center at approximately 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Parking will be available in the Manning Lot, Bowles Lot and Craige Deck. Check back with GoHeels.com,…

Smith Center to host championship game viewing party

The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team may be playing more than 1,000 miles away on Monday night, but the Dean Smith Center will be far from quiet as the top-seeded Tar Heels face Villanova in the NCAA title game. Carolina Athletics and Carolina After Dark at Student Wellness will be hosting a viewing…

Smith Center to host Final Four viewing party

The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team may be playing more than 1,000 miles away on Saturday night, but the Dean Smith Center be far from quiet as the No. 1 Tar Heels take on Syracuse in the Final Four. Carolina Athletics and Carolina After Dark at Student Wellness will be hosting a viewing…

Researchers behind landmark study on adolescent health receive Golden Goose Award

Five researchers whose determined pursuit of knowledge about the factors that influence adolescent health led to one of the most influential longitudinal studies of human health—with far-reaching and often unanticipated impacts on society—will receive the first 2016 Golden Goose Award. The Golden Goose Award honors scientists whose federally funded work may have seemed odd or…