Campus Updates

Six to receive honorary degrees at Commencement

Six distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees, including celebrated surgeon and best-selling author Dr. Atul Gawande, who will deliver Carolina’s spring Commencement Address on May 11. Commencement will be held in Kenan Stadium at 9:30 a.m. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside over the ceremony. This year’s honorary degree recipients are: Atul Atmaram Gawande Doctor…

Chancellor Folt helps kick off early voting

On the first day of early voting for this year’s May primary election Thursday, Chancellor Carol L. Folt cast her ballot at North Carolina Hillel at 210 W. Cameron Ave., the early voting site closest to the UNC campus. A small crowd gathered in front of the building, decorated for the day with red, white…

Capitol Hound tracks legislature for media

The Reese News Lab, an experimental media and research project in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will soon unleash a powerful new tracker to help lobbyists, lawyers and media professionals sniffing for news in the N.C. General Assembly. Called Capitol Hound, the subscription service will provide alerts and searchable transcripts of sessions using…

Chancellor honors 66 students for academic, service leadership

Sixty-six bright, dedicated students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were honored Tuesday with the University’s most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership. Chancellor Carol L. Folt presided at the annual Chancellor’s Awards ceremony. Provost James W. Dean, Jr., and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Winston Crisp presented student awards. “These…

Students recognize faculty and staff for teaching and service

Students honored three faculty members, one staff member and six teaching assistants Tuesday at the Chancellor’s Awards Ceremony in recognition of their teaching excellence and service to undergraduates. Faculty members recognized with Student Undergraduate Teaching Awards were: Jim Ketch, professor of music, who teaches jazz and trumpet and directs the annual Carolina Jazz Festival; Terry…

Carolina celebrates undergraduate research

After months of data analysis, literature reviews, interviews and testing, more than 140 Carolina students presented their research findings this week at the 15th annual Celebration of Undergraduate Research at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union. “Our undergraduate students’ research interests have great depth and breadth, and it was wonderful to learn something new from…