Campus Updates

Michael Jordan awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former Carolina basketball great Michael Jordan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama on Nov. 22 at the White House. “He is the definition of greatness,” Obama said of Jordan. “He is the definition of somebody so good at what they do that everybody recognizes them. That’s pretty rare.” The nation’s…

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kosorok elected AAAS fellow

Michael R. Kosorok, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill biostatics professor, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. With this announcement, Carolina now boasts 72 fellows among its current faculty. Election as a fellow,…

UNC-Chapel Hill trustees honor four with Davie Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” During a dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Carolina Inn, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and the trustees honored Barbara and Pitt…

Message from University leadership: Respect for all

Dear Campus Community, It has been just over a week since the presidential election, and events that have unfolded on campus since then have demonstrated that emotions are still running high. We want to assure everyone that the values that this great university upholds have not changed since Nov. 8. The University of North Carolina…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Carolina Hall exhibit open

Dear Campus Community: I am pleased to announce that the new exhibit inside the entrance to Carolina Hall is installed and ready for viewing. I had an opportunity to tour this powerful exhibit, and I was moved by the lessons I learned about our history, which came through for me in a deeply personal way.…

UNC-Chapel Hill inducts 137 into Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society, has inducted 137 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students as new members. The recent induction ceremony featured remarks by Chancellor Carol L. Folt and a keynote address by Dr. Kevin M. Guskiewicz, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and…

Carolina ranks in top 25 U.S. universities for study abroad in 2014-15

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 19th among all U.S. higher education institutions for the number of students earning credit for study abroad, according to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. This is UNC-Chapel Hill’s second ranking on the Open Doors’ top 25 list,…

Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates change makers

Every year in November, UNC-Chapel Hill participates in Global Entrepreneurship Week, the large celebration of innovators, by hosting a weeklong series of events on campus that reach across all disciplines. Events, including pitch competitions, panels and networking opportunities will be held from Nov. 14 through Nov. 20. Launched by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week is…

UNC Global to host annual passport drive Nov. 15-16

Take advantage of an easy on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Nov. 15 and 16. Students, faculty, staff and their families are invited to attend. Officials from the U.S. Department of State will be on campus both days…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Catalyst for continuing dialogue

Dear Campus Community: My leadership team and I have been thinking a lot about our community today following yesterday’s election. There are a wide range of emotions being felt by our campus, especially after such a close, heated and hard-fought election. Our privilege as part of a great public university is to be the catalyst…