Campus Updates

Carolina Conversations: Free speech

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs will host the first Carolina Conversations event of the semester Feb. 23 at 4:30 p.m. Titled “First Amendment Protected Speech,” the 90-minute event will be held at the Student Union’s Aquarium Lounge. The discussion — moderated by Interim Chief Diversity Officer Rumay Alexander — will focus on First…

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces 2017-2018 season

A playful, irreverent take on Jane Austen; a dizzy, dysfunctional family reunion; two topically charged premieres by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumni; and the return of the popular rotating repertory with works about faith and following will comprise the Main-stage lineup of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s 2017-2018 Season: A Season on the Edge.…

Message from University leadership: Addressing threatening flyers

Dear Carolina Community: We have become aware of a threatening flyer that has been posted around campus and disseminated through social media expressing acts of violence to supporters of President Trump. We take these matters very seriously. The flyer and its message are the antithesis of the values that are the foundation of our University.…

Ida Friday passes away at age 97

Ida Howell Friday passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 6, 2017. For 97 years, she was a lifelong learner, activist, and advocate for others. Ida and her late husband, Bill, who served as President of the University of North Carolina for 30 years, were married for 70 years. The couple’s influence on the…

Office of the Chancellor seeking 2017-18 Chancellor’s Fellows

The Office of the Chancellor at UNC-Chapel Hill is seeking self-motivated and engaged graduating seniors to apply for the Chancellor’s Fellowship. This is a unique career opportunity that allows recent graduates to explore and understand the inner workings of a higher education institution.  This is a full-time (paid), one-year appointment beginning in June 2017. The…

UNC researchers find new potential route to treat asthma

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine believe they have isolated a protein that, when missing or depleted, can cause airway constriction, production of mucus, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing for the 334 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma. And they’re hopeful that this discovery, published today in Nature Communications, will lead to more…

Campus reopens; water use back to normal

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff: Earlier this morning, the Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) announced that local residents may return to normal water use, effective immediately. OWASA has resumed full operations and no longer needs residents to limit water use. The announcement is posted here. UNC-Chapel Hill will reopen for regular operations at 10 a.m.…

Carolina celebrates Black History Month with events during February

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events including historical tours, speakers and panels. Observed each February, Black History Month commemorates the people and movements that have advanced civil rights and social equality for African Americans. “At Carolina, we continue to examine our history and…