Campus Updates

Parking details set for Michelle Obama visit

People traveling on campus on Tuesday should expect delays and road closures between 1 and 4 p.m. during a campaign visit to Chapel Hill by first lady Michelle Obama, who will be speaking at Carmichael Arena. Due to limited parking availability on UNC’s campus, students, staff and faculty who plan to attend the speech should…

Carolina to host memorial for Bill Friday

A public memorial service to celebrate the life of University of North Carolina President Emeritus William C. Friday will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17) in Memorial Hall. As seating in Memorial is limited, admission tickets for Memorial and overflow seating with video in Gerrard Hall will be distributed at Memorial starting at 8:30…

Campus network shutdown planned for early morning Oct. 18 and 19

A planned shutdown for maintenance will make email, campus websites and all other network connectivity to Information Technology Services systems, applications and services unavailable in the early morning hours of Oct. 18 and 19. The shutdown of ITS data centers is a critical maintenance project necessary to replace network routers that are at the end of their…

Carolina Alumni Review marks 100 years

The Carolina Alumni Review marks its centennial this month with a 164-page commemorative issue and the debut of the magazine’s expanded digital archive. All 100 years of the Review, dating to October 1912, have been added to the online archive. Issues from the most recent five years are available to members of the UNC General…

Students have fun, learn design and programming in Lego Robotics course

Students enrolled in the First Year Seminar “Robotics with Lego” do have fun, but the course is hardly child’s play. The students learn the process of basic computer software design and simple mechanical design and they use computers to read sensor values and control actuators _ equipment that produces movement after receiving a signal. They…

Pink Out Polk Place for Cancer Oct. 10

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Turn the Town Pink is coming to Polk Place on the night of Wednesday, Oct. 10. UNC Lineberger invites the campus community and all students to Pink Out Polk Place to help turn UNC’s most famous landmarks pink for one night only. A special lighting ceremony at the Old Well at…

Carolina ranks 42nd among world’s top 400 research universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 42nd among the world’s top 400 research universities, according to the London-based Times Higher Education magazine. The 2012-2013 ranking, released Oct. 3, is based on 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture the full range of university activities from teaching to research to knowledge transfer. Those…