Campus Updates

UNC-Chapel Hill named to President’s Honor Roll for Public Service

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named to the 2015 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The honor roll recognizes U.S. colleges and universities that support exemplary community service programs and raise the visibility of best practices in campus community partnerships. UNC-Chapel…

Eight young faculty awarded $5.9 million in NSF career development funding

Eight young faculty researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development awards for projects starting in 2016. The grants, known as CAREER awards from the NSF, have a combined value of more than $5.9 million and represent the most winners in a single…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Addressing national unrest

Dear Campus Community: Like all of you, I have been watching the tragic events unfolding in Charlotte and around the country with great sadness. On behalf of the Carolina Community, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected and ask that peaceful and constructive dialogue replace the violence and unrest…

Carolina Global Photography Competition now accepting submissions

Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to submit up to three photos that showcase Carolina’s global activity, educational opportunities, research and service work as part of the Carolina Global Photography Competition.  Photos may represent any world region and there is no restriction on the period in which the photograph was taken. Entries will be…

NPR’s Totenberg discusses ‘The Supreme Court and the Presidency’

National Public Radio’s award-winning legal correspondent Nina Totenberg said she admired the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away in February, “as a person, as a friend and as a story.” In a talk before a packed audience at Memorial Hall on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus September 20,…

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…