Campus Updates

President Obama to visit Wednesday for campaign event — if you’re going update

President Barack Obama will visit UNC-Chapel Hill Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 2) to campaign for presidential candidate Secretary Hillary Clinton. The event is hosted by the UNC-Chapel Hill Young Democrats to rally student support. The President will speak outside on the Michael Hooker Fields, located between Carmichael Arena and the School of Government off South Road.…

A college preview

As she guided her students through the Pit, Aycock Middle School counselor Dena Keeling saw her students’ faces light up with excitement as they walked on a college campus for the first time. “If it wasn’t for this, they may not get to see the college campus,” she said. “It gives them the opportunity to…

Folt, students support early voting

Casting her ballot for the 2016 elections on Oct. 27, Chancellor Carol L. Folt encouraged University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students to take part in the early voting process during a ceremony at Chapel of the Cross. The state’s early voting period began Oct. 20 and ends Nov. 5. “It meant a lot…

Early voting available until November 5

Early voting for the 2016 election runs Oct. 20 through Nov. 5. Remember that same-day registration is available during early voting. The deadline to register to vote on Election Day has passed. To register to vote during the early voting period, be sure to bring proof of residency, showing your name and current address. If…

EPA awards multimillion-dollar contract to Carolina to protect air quality

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment has been awarded a seven-year contract worth up to $10.2 million from the Environmental Protection Agency to continue and expand operations of its Center for Community Air Quality Modeling and Analysis. Established in 2001, the EPA’s center has been hosted at Carolina since…

Kibbe, Sancar elected to National Academy of Medicine

Melina Kibbe and Aziz Sancar, professors at the UNC School of Medicine, have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine in recognition of their outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Election is considered one of the highest honors in the field of medicine. Kibbe is the Zach D. Owens Distinguished Professor and Chair…

Carolina researchers earn five NIH BRAIN Initiative grants

Four researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were granted five awards totaling more than $7 million in the second round of the NIH BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative awards the announcement of which coincided with President Obama’s White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh on Oct. 13 By accelerating…

Message about Hurricane Matthew disaster relief efforts

As you know, eastern North Carolina is facing extensive flooding and devastation from Hurricane Matthew that has not been seen since Hurricane Floyd caused unprecedented and lasting damage in 1999. As we were then, Carolina is ready to provide support and relief as communities deal with Matthew’s aftermath.