Campus Updates

Student’s local and global work with Rotary International

Doctoral candidate Hai-Ryung Sung has focused her studies and skills around issues of water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH). Sung first came to UNC-Chapel Hill as a Rotary Peace Fellow through the Duke-UNC Rotary Peace Center, one of seven such centers worldwide—the only center in North America and the only center to be co-hosted by two…

A look back at Commencement

More than 6,000 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill graduates turned their tassels last weekend at Commencement. Here’s a look back at our Commencement coverage, in case you missed it: End of the year message from Chancellor Folt ‘A little humor helps’ Tar Heel bred A degree – and more Well Said: Houston Summers…

Hooding, Commencement ceremonies set for this weekend

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate its 6,029 graduates this weekend during the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony and Spring Commencement. More than 200 of Carolina’s doctoral candidates will be recognized at the hooding ceremony on May 7 at 9:30 a.m. During the event at the Dean E. Smith Center, graduate students who…

Two UNC-Chapel Hill scientists elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies that includes some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, artists, as well as civic, business and philanthropic leaders. The addition of Joel Kingsolver, Ph.D. and Keith Burridge, Ph.D. brings…

Campus organizations honor graduates before Commencement

Graduation festivities have begun at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. With the University’s main Commencement at Kenan Stadium right around the corner (Sunday, May 8) Chancellor Carol L. Folt is celebrating with the soon-to-be graduates this week at smaller graduations hosted by campus groups. Celebrations began May 1 with the LGBTQ Center’s…

Carolina wins ACC Women’s Lacrosse championship

Aly Messinger scored in sudden victory overtime to lift top-seeded North Carolina to a 15-14 win over second-seeded Syracuse on Sunday in a wild Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship game at Lane Stadium. Messinger took an assist from Kelly Devlin and ended a contest that saw the Tar Heels fight back from a 13-11 deficit…

Hometown police chief goes back to school

Every September, the UNC School of Government hosts North Carolina’s public officials to help them learn about all of the functions of local government beyond their own specialties. More than 3,200 municipal officials have completed the UNC School of Government’s flagship Municipal and County Administration course since the municipal section began in 1954, and 1,800…

Second-year student selected as Carolina’s first Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow

Andrea Barnes, a second-year student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected as the University’s first recipient of the Mount Vernon Leadership Fellows Program, a competitive, five and a half week leadership development program for rising college juniors who want to make a difference. Offering unparalleled opportunities to a select…