Campus Updates

Individual chair back seats to be installed in Kenan Stadium

In order to create a more comfortable and fan-friendly game day experience at Kenan Stadium, Carolina Athletics will install individual chair back seats throughout the football stadium prior to the 2018 season. Removal of the stadium’s current bleachers and installation of the chair back seats will begin in February. The seats will replace the bleachers…

Carolina scientists take a big step toward building a better opioid

For the first time, scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and collaborators solved the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor bound to a morphine derivative. They then created a new drug-like compound that activates only that receptor, a key step in the development of new pain medications. The research, published in the…

Message from Chancellor Folt about Wayne Blair

Dear Carolina Community: It is with great appreciation for his faithful service and excitement for his new opportunity that I share with you that Wayne Blair, University ombuds and director of the University Ombuds Office, has accepted a position as ombuds person for the Asian Development Bank, an international development finance institution dedicated to reducing…

Stadium Drive will close to through traffic beginning Dec. 18

Underground utility work for the Central Campus Athletics Project will require the closure of a portion of Stadium Drive beginning Dec. 18, 2017, through March 1, 2018. During this period, Stadium Drive will be closed to through traffic. Please drive slowly and with caution, follow detour signs and stay alert to temporary crosswalk locations during…

Carolina’s Air Force ROTC named best small detachment in Southeast

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 590 was recently named best small detachment in the Southeast region for 2016-2017. The Southeast Region encompasses 38 detachments in nine states and Puerto Rico, and is the largest region by cadet population in the AFROTC. Detachment 590 currently has 36 cadets. The award, presented by the United States…

FedEx Global Education celebrates 10th anniversary and international education

This academic year marks the 10th anniversary of the FedEx Global Education Center. The building was built in 2007 to bring together units committed to international education and previously housed in buildings across campus. It is a tangible demonstration of the University’s commitment to global education, and it creates a hub for UNC-Chapel Hill’s global activity, with…

UNC-Chapel Hill receives 10-year accreditation from regional agency

The Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges reaffirmed Carolina’s accreditation for the next 10 years at the board’s Dec. 5 meeting in Dallas. SACSCOC, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the regional accrediting agency in the 11 U.S. Southern states, oversees institutions of higher education that…

Holiday Carolina Blood Drive to be held Dec. 12

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the American Red Cross are teaming up once again at the 19th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive. This year’s drive will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 12 in Fetzer Hall. Sponsored by the Employee Forum, the blood drive supports the Red Cross in…

Three UNC-Chapel Hill researchers named AAAS Fellows

UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members Blossom Damania, Marcey Waters and Mark Zylka have each been named a fellow by the American Association of the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. The three Carolina researchers are among 396 new fellows being recognized by their peers for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications.  Damania…