Campus Updates

Carolina celebrates Women’s History Month

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Women’s History Month with a variety of events including a roundtable talk, historic women’s tour, discussions and film screenings. Observed during March, Women’s History Month commemorates the events and individuals responsible for advancing women’s equity. “It’s a time to reflect on and celebrate the history…

Tar Heels partner for Hurricane Matthew relief

North Carolina student-athletes took time on Friday to assemble educational care packages for elementary school students in Eastern North Carolina who continue to be affected by flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Working with other UNC-Chapel Hill students in a partnership between the Carolina Center for Public Service and the Department of Athletics, Tar Heels put together…

Carolina student earns Luce Scholars Program Fellowship

Martha Isaacs, a fourth-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a recipient of the 2017 Luce Scholars Program Fellowship. Carolina boasts more Luce Scholars than any other college or university in the United States, including eight recipients in the last five academic years. Isaacs, a geography of human…

Carolina Conversations: Free speech

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will host the first Carolina Conversations event of the semester Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. Titled “First Amendment Protected Speech,” the 90-minute event will be held at the Student Union’s Aquarium Lounge. The discussion — moderated by Interim Chief Diversity Officer Rumay Alexander — will focus on First…

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces 2017-2018 season

A playful, irreverent take on Jane Austen; a dizzy, dysfunctional family reunion; two topically charged premieres by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni; and the return of the popular rotating repertory with works about faith and following will comprise the Main-stage lineup of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 2017-2018 Season: A Season on the Edge.…

Message from University leadership: Addressing threatening flyers

Dear Carolina Community: We have become aware of a threatening flyer that has been posted around campus and disseminated through social media expressing acts of violence to supporters of President Trump. We take these matters very seriously. The flyer and its message are the antithesis of the values that are the foundation of our University.…

Ida Friday passes away at age 97

Ida Howell Friday passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 6, 2017. For 97 years, she was a lifelong learner, activist, and advocate for others. Ida and her late husband, Bill, who served as President of the University of North Carolina for 30 years, were married for 70 years. The couple’s influence on the…

Office of the Chancellor seeking 2017-18 Chancellor’s Fellows

The Office of the Chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking self-motivated and engaged graduating seniors to apply for the Chancellor’s Fellowship. This is a unique career opportunity that allows recent graduates to explore and understand the inner workings of a higher education institution.  This is a full-time (paid), one-year appointment beginning in June 2017. The…

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma. And they’re hopeful that this discovery, published today in Nature Communications, will lead to more…