Campus Updates

Your moments from University Day

The laying of Old East’s cornerstone 223 years ago marked the founding of UNC-Chapel Hill and is the reason University Day is celebrated each year. Enjoy these moments as the #UNC community honored the nation’s first public university!

Portion of Cameron Avenue closed on Thursday

The portion of Cameron Avenue running through the central part of campus will be closed to through traffic on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The closure will stretch between the intersections of Cameron with South Columbia Street, near the Carolina Inn, and Raleigh Street and Country Club Road, next to the…

Four faculty members honored with Hettleman awards

Four highly promising Carolina faculty members in diverse fields have been awarded the Philip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. The recipients, who were recognized at the Sept. 16 Faculty Council meeting, are: Tamara L. Berg, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science; Jillian Dempsey, assistant professor in…

UNC-Chapel Hill named to President’s Honor Roll for Public Service

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The honor roll recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of best practices in campus community partnerships. UNC-Chapel…

Eight young faculty awarded $5.9 million in NSF career development funding

Eight young faculty researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development awards for projects starting in 2016. The grants, known as CAREER awards from the NSF, have a combined value of more than $5.9 million and represent the most winners in a single…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Addressing national unrest

Dear Campus Community: Like all of you, I have been watching the tragic events unfolding in Charlotte and around the country with great sadness. On behalf of the Carolina Community, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected and ask that peaceful and constructive dialogue replace the violence and unrest…

Carolina Global Photography Competition now accepting submissions

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to submit up to three photos that showcase Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work as part of the Carolina Global Photography Competition.  Photos may represent any world region and there is no restriction on the period in which the photograph was taken. Entries will be…

NPR’s Totenberg discusses ‘The Supreme Court and the Presidency’

National Public Radio’s award-winning legal correspondent Nina Totenberg said she admired the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in February, “as a person, as a friend and as a story.” In a talk before a packed audience at Memorial Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus September 20,…