Campus Updates

Message from Chancellor Folt: A difficult but important topic

Dear Carolina Community: I am writing today to share my thoughts about a very difficult but important topic that has been on everyone’s minds this week: sexual assault and sexual violence. As chancellor, nothing matters more to me than the safety and well-being of our campus community and how our University responds to these issues…

Appiah speech kicks off Carolina’s Human Heart initiative

Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy and law at New York University and “The Ethicist” columnist for The New York Times, came to campus to deliver the inaugural Chancellor’s Lecture in Ethics on Sept. 15. Co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Parr Center for Ethics, Appiah’s speech kicked off the year-long…

Carolina celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Carolina Latina/o Collaborative and Carolina Union Activities Board are hosting the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s annual celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Kicking off Sept. 15, Hispanic Heritage Month recognizes contributions, advancements and achievements made by Latin Americans. Historic events are commemorated and contemporary topics surrounding…

Whitney will be featured guest speaker on Constitution Day

More than two centuries ago, when the United States Constitution was initially signed, the First Congress penned original copies of the Bill of Rights for all 14 states. The story of North Carolina’s copy doesn’t just end there, however. Seventy-six years later, it went missing. This year, the theft and eventual recovery of the document…

Carolina launches 3-D interactive maps

Students, staff and visitors now can find their way around campus using a three-dimensional map loaded with information. UNC-Chapel Hill has partnered with CampusBird to develop a powerful mapping solution for campus. The new interactive map can be accessed at maps.unc.edu. Providing visitors with a tool to easily explore campus on mobile devices was important…

Carolina recognized for outstanding commitment to diversity, inclusion for 2nd year in a row

Insight Into Diversity, the nation’s oldest and largest diversity-focused higher education magazine, has selected the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to receive its prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for the second year in a row. The award recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.…

Two UNC-Chapel Hill ventures among best 2016 university startups

Representatives from two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill startup companies will present their work later this month during a daylong national demonstration event intended for U.S. Congress members. UNC-Chapel Hill’s Renovion and EpiCypher are among 35 start-ups from more than two dozen universities and research institutes selected to be featured in Washington, D.C.,…

Carolina ranked on Sierra Club ‘Cool Schools’ list

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 39th among 200 colleges and universities nationwide, according to the Sierra Club “Cool Schools” annual sustainability report. The “Cool Schools” ranking serves as a guide for prospective students to compare schools’ commitment to sustainability. Carolina was recognized with high scores in the categories of innovation, co-curricular…

Carolina Awards $915,675 in Study Abroad support to 198 students

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has provided $915,675 in scholarships, fellowships and program support to 198 students pursuing study abroad programs in Spring, Summer and Fall 2016, and yearlong programs during the 2016-17 academic year. Funded by private gifts to the College of Arts and Sciences, the awards enable students to study…