Spotlight

Inspiring young minds

Two hundred and thirty-eight middle school students took part in the 2015 Tar Heel Preview Day on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Oct. 30. The program, in its second year, was created to introduce male students from diverse backgrounds to the opportunities that await them in college. UNC-Chapel…

‘It just feels right’

Kevin Guskiewicz still remembers the first time he set foot on Carolina’s campus. It was February 1995, and he had come to visit Chapel Hill to consider one of the many job offers he had received as he neared completion of his doctoral degree in sports medicine from the University of Virginia. Driving back to…

Student teams get a Clue about Wilson Library

A ghost is haunting Wilson Library, spreading ectoplasm on the precious archival materials and special collections inside. October 29, the Supernatural Investigation Agency detained six researchers in separate rooms as suspects. One of them was the messy ghost, but which one? Was it gruff Col. Mustard? Eccentric Mrs. Peacock? Perspicacious Professor Plum? Frightened Mrs. White?…

Carving out a spirited Halloween

Happy Halloween, Tar Heels! Wishing you an Oct. 31 filled with great costumes, yummy sweets — and perhaps some pumpkin carving? For more information on festivities near UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus, check out this information from the Town of Chapel Hill.  And if you haven’t had a chance to design your jack-o’-lantern quite yet, here are some…

Guskiewicz chosen as next dean of College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Kevin Guskiewicz, a neuroscientist and internationally recognized expert on sport-related concussions and a senior associate dean in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s College of Arts and Sciences, will become the College’s 22nd dean. Guskiewicz was selected after an extensive nationwide search led by Executive Vice Provost and Chief International Officer Ron…

Global origins

Much has changed at Carolina since 1985. Thirty years ago, for instance, no Tar Heel student hailed from Denmark. But today, the Nordic nation is among UNC-Chapel Hill’s top seven international countries of origin for students — due in part to Carolina’s partnership with the Copenhagen Business School (with Kenan-Flagler Business School’s GLOBE program). Following national…

Honoring an icon

Stuart Scott, the 1987 Carolina alumnus who spent 21 years at ESPN as one of the company’s most beloved personalities, was inducted into the N.C. Journalism Hall of Fame on October 23. After battling cancer for seven years, Scott — who infused sports highlights and discussion with a conversational, relatable delivery and represented a culture…

Talking tailgating at Tar Heel Tailgate Talk

Debbie Moose, a highly acclaimed food writer and proud Carolina alumna, said the best part of tailgating is that everyone wins. Moose returned to campus October 24 to deliver a talk on tailgating traditions that supported the University academic theme, Food for All. This third installment in the Tar Heel Tailgate Talk series was kicked…

Groundbreaking news

The tagline on cards passed out at the Oct. 22 groundbreaking for Carolina Square called the modern development replacing University Square “Where Collaboration Lives.” “Chapel Hill has taught us a whole new level of collaboration,” said Larry Gellerstedt, president and chief executive officer of Cousins Properties in Atlanta, during the event. “And I’m sure this…

‘The University of the People’

“What is it that binds us to this place?” Charles Kuralt asked at Carolina’s University Day in 1993. Sometimes, the answers can be found in beautiful pictures. By Philip Jones and Melanie Busbee, Office of Communications and Public Affairs Published October 22, 2015