Campus Updates

Campus groups to host University Day events

As the University gears up to celebrate the 222nd birthday of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, campus organizations will be hosting multiple events in honor of University Day. From waffles at Wilson Library to a school renovation project in Thailand, Carolina’s birthday celebration will extend beyond the official ceremony Oct. 12 at…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: A Nobel achievement

Dear Carolina Community, When I saw the Carolina blue skies this morning, I knew it was going to be a great day. And indeed it is. Today, we have the rare opportunity to celebrate and congratulate Dr. Aziz Sancar, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the UNC School of Medicine, on…

UNC-Chapel Hill invites thought leaders to Innovation Summit

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has invited entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other thought leaders to help advance innovative solutions to local and global challenges at “Outside In: 2015 Chancellor’s Innovation Summit” on Friday, Oct. 9. The day-long program, which will engage stakeholders in a broader conversation on how the University can impact…

Coleman appointed next AAU president

Carolina alumna Mary Sue Coleman has been appointed the new president of the Association of American Universities (AAU), effective June 1. Coleman, who retired as University of Michigan president in 2014 after serving for 12 years, received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Carolina after completing her undergraduate education at Grinnell College. University Chancellor Carol L.…

White House honors UNC Education Initiative for Investment in Latino Youth

The Scholars’ Latino Initiative at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named a “Bright Spot in Hispanic Education” by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. SLI was selected for its college access work supporting Latino students in high schools across North Carolina. During the official announcement of the…

Cancelled: This week’s Tar Heel Tailgate Talk

Due to inclement weather forecast for this Saturday, Sept. 26, our Tar Heel Tailgate Talk for the week has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you’ll join us on a future sunny Saturday for another Tar Heel Tailgate Talk. Posted September 25, 2015

Carolina earns Insight Into Diversity’s 2015 HEED award

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment…