Campus Updates

ITS monitoring “Heartbleed” and campus internet security

Media outlets have been reporting on the “Heartbleed” Internet security vulnerability, which is a threat to many websites across the Internet. Information Technology Services (ITS) is monitoring potentially vulnerable UNC-Chapel Hill systems while local system administrators in ITS and around campus patch these systems. As part of this effort, ITS will continue to work with…

Vote: UNC J-school projects in Webby Awards

For the second consecutive year, two UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication projects are finalists in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. “Heart of the High Country” and “Living Galapagos” are two of five nominees in the online film & video – travel & adventure category. Voting in the Webby Awards is open through April…

Eight recognized for important contributions to diversity

Eight people or groups have been recognized with 2014 University Diversity Awards for their accomplishments in diversity and inclusion. The awards were presented Tuesday during a reception in Wilson Library’s Pleasants Family Assembly Room. “These are the people and organizations who are working to provide a clear example of fostering inclusive excellence,” said Taffye Benson…

Rammy Awards honor outstanding performances

UNC Athletics celebrated a year’s worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show.

Pope Foundation gives $1.3 million to UNC Lineberger to fight cancer

The John William Pope Foundation has made a $1.3 million gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund cancer research and treatment. As one of the leading cancer centers in the United States, UNC Lineberger brings together exceptional physicians and scientists to investigate and improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. One…

Ikoma honored with Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award

Michelle Ikoma, a senior on the North Carolina gymnastics team, has been honored as a 2014 winner of the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award. She is one of four collegiate students selected for the award from a pool of more than 600 minority student-athletes nominated by their schools based on outstanding academic and athletic performance.…

Celebrate undergraduate research at UNC April 14

More than 140 Carolina undergraduate students will present their work at the 15th annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research on Monday. The event will take place in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The students will represent research from a range of disciplines, including biology; chemistry; applied sciences; environmental science; mathematical…