Campus Updates

Officials perform Alert siren tower maintenance Dec. 4

Officials are conducting maintenance on two of the Alert Carolina siren / PA towers on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 4. One is located near Hinton-James Resident Hall and the other is located off Mason Farm Road. This maintenance will require separate activation of the towers that will produce chimes unlike the normal Alert Carolina…

Give ‘the gift of life’ during Dec. 9 blood drive

On Dec. 9, Carolina students, faculty and staff can help people who depend on lifesaving blood donations when the University hosts its 16th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive. Campus and community members can donate blood from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fetzer Hall on South Road. Free parking is available in the Cobb Deck…

Six Carolina scientists elected AAAS fellows

Six scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. The Carolina researchers are among 401 new fellows chosen for the honor, which is bestowed upon association members by their peers in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or…

Behind the scenes of Black Friday

On Black Friday, there will be a lot more going on than great sales.  Here’s what is happening behind the scenes as retailers prepare for one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Making sure the shelves are stocked While shoppers are busy looking for deals, Zara has already been busy making sure the…

UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners

UNC School of Medicine researcher Garret Stuber was one of 13 top neuroscientists to recently receive a grant as part of the new DECODE (Deciphering Circuit Basis of Disease) program, which was inaugurated this summer by Inscopix, Inc. to support the Presidential BRAIN Initiative. The grant was announced at the Society of Neurosciences annual meeting.…

Trustees honor seven with prestigious Davie Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to seven alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” During a dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Carolina Inn, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and the trustees honored Russell M. “Rusty”…

Tar Heel Tribute honors Carolina’s Veterans

At an event to honor Carolina’s veterans Nov. 17, Chancellor Carol L. Folt referenced Carolina’s first veteran: Gen. William R. Davie, the Revolutionary War soldier who laid the cornerstone of Old East in 1793. “We have a tradition, and we want to keep and intensify it,” said Folt. “We owe you an enormous debt of…

Johnson to deliver December Commencement address

James H. Johnson Jr., a distinguished economic development and impact researcher and demographer, will speak at the December Commencement ceremony at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside at the Dec. 14 ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center. She selected Johnson, the William R.…

UNC School of Nursing to host Ebola Town Hall

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing will host town hall discussion for UNC Health Affairs students, faculty, alumni and interested community partners on Nov. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in room G200 on the Genome Science Building on UNC campus. The evening will…