Campus Updates

Author Terry Tempest Williams to speak March 24

Author Terry Tempest Williams will speak March 24 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As the 2015 Distinguished Writer-in-Residence in the College of Arts and Sciences, Williams will present a free public reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Genome Sciences Building auditorium. Williams has been called “a citizen writer,” a writer who…

Update from Chancellor Folt and Vice Chancellor Washington

Dear Carolina Community: We are writing to update you on Carolina’s ongoing efforts to improve the way we address sexual assault and violence, and to share information about the new documentary film “The Hunting Ground” being discussed widely in the media and on campuses across the country. The film will debut locally in Chapel Hill…

Walking in the footsteps of astronauts

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center, a unit of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, held a dedication ceremony for a new NC Highway Historical Marker on March 18. The marker commemorates Morehead’s history as a center for NASA astronaut training in the 1960s and early 1970s. Sixty-two astronauts, including 11 men who walked…

Message to campus community: Carolina Conversations

Dear Carolina Community, Over the past year our nation has engaged in a rising level of discourse about race, intellectual diversity, religion, identity and culture. These issues also speak to Carolina’s mission. Over the course of the year, you have made it clear how firmly you believe that our community must continue to champion equality…

UNC joins forces with world’s premier pharmacy schools in landmark alliance

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is joining forces with two of the world’s premier universities to advance research, education and practice in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. The newly minted Pharmacy Alliance brings together the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the pharmacy programs at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and University…

UNC-Chapel Hill No. 10 for Student Fulbright Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tied for 3rd among public research universities with the most students and recent graduates receiving Fulbright awards for 2014-2015. UNC is ranked 10th nationally among all research universities on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program list. Reported recently in The Chronicle of Higher Education, UNC and Rutgers University…

PlayMakers announces 2015-2016 season

A Pulitzer Prize-winner straight from Broadway, the world premiere of a new adaptation of a timeless classic and a tour de force musical by Stephen Sondheim will highlight the six-play 2015-2016 main-stage season from PlayMakers Repertory Company. The theater will also present three topical, thought-provoking shows in its PRC2 second-stage season. The PRC2 series is…

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center receives $1 million endowment gift

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has announced a $1 million gift to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center to create an endowment fund to support the North Carolina Science Festival. “The Burroughs Wellcome Fund has supported the North Carolina Science Festival since its very beginnings,” said John Burris, president of the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. “By providing an endowment…

The Ackland displays three paintings by Picasso on loan

This trio doesn’t get out of the house very often. In fact, it’s the first time they have ever appeared together in public. They are taking a short vacation at the Ackland Art Museum through March 8, and they’d love to have you visit them in the museum’s 20th century gallery. These privately held paintings…

Carolina awards Nobel Physicist Higgs an honorary degree

Peter Higgs, professor emeritus in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during a ceremony at the University of Edinburgh on March 3. The honor was presented to Higgs by Carol L.…