Campus Updates

UNC-Chapel Hill alumna named Ertegun Scholar

Jordan Maly-Preuss, a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been selected for the prestigious Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Program, which funds graduate study in the humanities at England’s University of Oxford. This year, 18 scholarships were granted for one-year and two-year full-time master’s degrees and for three-year doctoral degrees. Ertegun…

Documentary ‘Black Women in Medicine’ to be screened at Stone Center

The University of North Carolina School of Medicine’s Office of Special Programs and The Right To Be, Inc.. —  a nonprofit aimed to increase the percentage of African American physicians in the United States — will host a screening of the new documentary “Black Women in Medicine.” Held at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for…

University to test emergency sirens on Thursday, June 23

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will test its emergency sirens and emergency communication notification systems on Thursday, June 23, between noon and 1 p.m. This test of the Alert Carolina System, an overlapping campus-wide safety awareness and emergency communication process, will be conducted to verify that new equipment and software installations are…

NC Botanical Garden’s ‘WonderSphere’ wins Core77 Design for Social Impact Award

The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s WonderSphere, a sealed mobile chamber that enables hospitalized, immune-compromised children to touch nature without danger of infection, has won a Core77 Design for Social Impact Award. This annual award is given by the design website to projects specifically created to benefit social, humanitarian, community or environmental causes. Program Manager Katie…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Carolina off probation

Dear Campus Community: I am pleased to let you know that The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges informed me today that the board is maintaining our accreditation and removing our University from probation. Please take a moment to watch this video to learn more details about this good news. Sincerely, Carol…

Student Stores will close briefly during transition

Note: This email was recently sent to the campus community In April, UNC-Chapel Hill entered into a partnership with Barnes & Noble College to operate UNC Student Stores, with the exception of the Pharmacy and the Print Stop. Details of the arrangement are available in the campus announcement. As part of the transition of management,…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Our hearts go out

Dear Carolina Community: On behalf of everyone in the Carolina community, I know that you join me in offering sympathy and condolences for the victims, their families and everyone touched by the tragic shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning. Our community is shocked and saddened by the news of this terrible…

Syringes are a surprising source of wasted medication

When medicine is injected, a little bit of it stays behind in the syringe. It’s not much, but depending on syringe design and the cost of the drug, this waste — or dead space — can add up to as much as $2,300 per year for a patient, according to a new study from researchers…

UNC MJ-school wins national championship in Hearst Journalism Awards

The UNC School of Media and Journalism has won the 2016 national championship in the Hearst Journalism Awards competition – considered the Pulitzers of collegiate journalism. This is the school’s sixth overall national championship, its second consecutive and its fourth since 2010. UNC is the only school to have finished in the top 5 overall…