Campus Updates

Meet a (water) researcher: Edema Ojomo

Edema Ojomo earned a Master of Science degree in environmental sciences and engineering from UNC–Chapel Hill in 2011, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the same field at Carolina. She leads a project on the vulnerability of drinking water systems to simultaneously occurring climate hazards in coastal areas.

At the 2014 Water and Health Conference, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, she will be giving two presentations: one on effective ways to promote household water treatment and safe storage practices and the other on diagnosing the vulnerability of drinking water systems to climate hazards.

Governor, award winners will be featured at University Day celebration

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community will celebrate Carolina’s history as the nation’s first public university on University Day, Oct. 12, Carolina’s 221st birthday.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will give the keynote speech for the convocation, which begins at 2 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside.

University Day marks the laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the nation’s first state university building, in 1793 and the beginning of public higher education in the United States. The campus first celebrated University Day in 1877.

Eight to be honored in Journalism School’s N.C. Halls of Fame ceremony

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will honor eight leaders in journalism and strategic communication Oct. 10. The 2014 N.C. Halls of Fame inductee class: Harry Amana, UNC professor emeritus, first black UNC journalism professor (journalism) Jim Heavner, VilCom owner and chief executive officer (journalism)…

‘Take Five’ with Barbara Osborne

Her parents put a tennis racquet in her hands when she was 3, and at age 10 she won the city championship in the girls division for her age group. But when Barbara Osborne started junior high school in 1972, she found that sports teams were still only for boys. Osborne joined the Carolina faculty…

Eshelman School of Pharmacy hosts premiere nanotech conference

For an old institution to stay great, it must continually adapt to the needs of a changing world. One way it must do that, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt said, is to prepare students to be leaders of change through entrepreneurship and innovation. That was Folt’s message in her opening remarks at the 12th…

Former Secretary of Labor Solis shares her story with UNC-Chapel Hill

Students, alumni, faculty and staff were joined by community members to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 3 as former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis delivered a special lecture in the Kenan Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The event, sponsored by the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative, the Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and…

Celebrating the Carolina College Advising Corps

The Carolina College Advising Corps is an organization that should be celebrated every day, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L Folt said during a luncheon Wednesday that did just that. Held at Top of the Hill restaurant on Franklin Street, more than 100 people – including 41 current Corps advisers; Folt, who hosted the event; Tom…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Attend University Day and other updates

Dear Carolina Community: Greetings. I hope you are all having an exciting and productive start to the new academic year. I wanted to take this opportunity to share a few important accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff. U.S. News and World Report recently recognized Carolina as one of the country’s top 5 public universities…

Paint it pink

Throughout the month of October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Chapel Hill will be taking on a pink hue. On Oct. 1, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center began partnering with local businesses as part of its annual Turn the Town Pink (TTTP) campaign. The fundraising event helps the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program to…

UNC receives $3 million grant from new First in the World program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected to help the United States once again be first in the world in college graduates. Abigail Panter, senior associate dean for undergraduate education and psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, will receive $3 million over four years to develop the Finish Line…