Campus Updates

Annual lecture focuses on policing, ‘Modern South’

Racial policing and the ideologies that construct the origin story of modern conflicts were the focus of African American history scholar Khalil Griban Muhammad’s talk at the 11th annual African American History Month Lecture on April 7 at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center. Looking back on history, Muhammad said, the racial tension that led to…

UNC honors 15 individuals and groups for public service

Clean drinking water initiatives, cancer research programs and domestic violence prevention were some of the projects recognized by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2015 Public Service Awards. Sponsored by the Carolina Center for Public Service, individuals and organizations representing students, faculty, staff and community partners were honored April 7 at…

Science Expo offers hands-on learning

The 2015 University of North Carolina Science Expo will offer more than 100 hands-on experiments, demonstrations, behind-the scenes lab tours and computer and software explorations to celebrate the wonders of STEM. The Expo, a signature event of the two-week North Carolina Science Festival, will be held along Cameron Avenue on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus on…

Chancellor Folt interview: Accessibility “part of our DNA”

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt told the Higher Education Works Foundation that Carolina’s accessibility to all students – regardless of their background – is not only important, “I think it is part of our DNA.” “Part of our ability to do that has been the very strong support from the state — the dollars…

177 at UNC-Chapel Hill inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, has inducted 177 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. The recent induction ceremony featured remarks by Gene R. Nichol, the Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity. New members…

Board of Trustees seeks input on Saunders Hall renaming request

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees is asking the campus community to submit thoughts and ideas about a request to rename Saunders Hall and the larger question of fully understanding the University’s 221-year-old history. This outreach is part of the trustees’ months-long effort to seek input from the Carolina community. In May 2014, the board…

Environmentalist Williams: ‘Pick a national park and fight for it’

Author Terry Tempest Williams believes national parks are under siege, and on March 24 – in front of a crowd that included UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt — she urged people to become informed about what’s happening. “Pick a park and fight for it,” said Williams, an environmentalist, naturalist and activist who is the…

Sullivan selected for Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award

The Board of Governors of the 17-campus University of North Carolina has selected UNC-Chapel Hill’s Terry Sullivan, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science, for a 2015 Award for Excellence in Teaching. Sullivan is one of 17 recipients, nominated by special committees on their home campuses and selected by the Board of Governors’…