Campus Updates

Allbritton named 2017 UNC-Chapel Hill Inventor of the Year

Nancy Allbritton, a Kenan distinguished professor and chair of the joint department of biomedical engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, has been honored as the 2017 Inventor of the Year at UNC-Chapel Hill. Allbritton has co-founded four startup companies and holds 11 patents, with eight more…

NFL grant funds international research on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management

The NFL will fund a $2.6 million international study, led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Medical College of Wisconsin, on the role of active rehabilitation strategies in concussion management.  The project was identified as a priority at the NFL’s International Professional Sports Concussion Research Think Tank, where medical representatives…

Two Carolina students honored for volunteer efforts

It didn’t take more than a year for students Jack Noble and Hannah Snow to make an impact at Carolina and in the community. The two UNC-Chapel Hill students were recently recognized as outstanding school volunteers by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools’ “Volunteer Spotlight,” only the second time Carolina students have been honored with this award.…

Alert Carolina siren test scheduled for June 7

The University will TEST the emergency sirens and emergency communication procedures on Wednesday, June 7 between noon and 1 p.m. The University tests the sirens regularly throughout the year to make sure the equipment and notification processes work as planned. During this sirens test, NO ACTION is required. Anyone outside, on campus or near campus,…

Carolina employee talks about the importance of blood donation

Shannon Harvey, an employee at UNC Global, understands first-hand the importance of blood donation. She and her husband, Matthew, welcomed their son, Marsden, into the world on Feb. 27 at N.C. Women’s Hospital. The joyous occasion was accompanied by a frightening complication, necessitating emergency surgery. Harvey received a total of seven units of blood during the…

UNC-Chapel Hill students receive Boren Awards

Two University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students have been recognized by the National Security Education Program with Boren Awards, which support fields of study identified as critical to United States national security, particularly language study. Kirsten Cooper, a graduate student from Westerly, Rhode Island, in the College of Arts and Sciences studying history,…

Annual Carolina Blood Drive scheduled for June 6

The Employee Forum invites the Carolina community to participate in the 29th annual Carolina Blood Drive from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on  June 6 in the Dean E. Smith Center. Recently recognized as the 2016 American Red Cross Top Sponsor, the Carolina Blood Drive has collected more blood than any other sponsor in the…