Campus Updates

UNC neuroscientist part of first class of industry research grant winners

UNC School of Medicine researcher Garret Stuber was one of 13 top neuroscientists to recently receive a grant as part of the new DECODE (Deciphering Circuit Basis of Disease) program, which was inaugurated this summer by Inscopix, Inc. to support the Presidential BRAIN Initiative. The grant was announced at the Society of Neurosciences annual meeting.…

Trustees honor seven with prestigious Davie Awards

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees has presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to seven alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” During a dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Carolina Inn, Chancellor Carol L. Folt and the trustees honored Russell M. “Rusty”…

Tar Heel Tribute honors Carolina’s Veterans

At an event to honor Carolina’s veterans Nov. 17, Chancellor Carol L. Folt referenced Carolina’s first veteran: Gen. William R. Davie, the Revolutionary War soldier who laid the cornerstone of Old East in 1793. “We have a tradition, and we want to keep and intensify it,” said Folt. “We owe you an enormous debt of…

Johnson to deliver December Commencement address

James H. Johnson Jr., a distinguished economic development and impact researcher and demographer, will speak at the December Commencement ceremony at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside at the Dec. 14 ceremony at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center. She selected Johnson, the William R.…

UNC School of Nursing to host Ebola Town Hall

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing will host town hall discussion for UNC Health Affairs students, faculty, alumni and interested community partners on Nov. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The event will be held in room G200 on the Genome Science Building on UNC campus. The evening will…

University of Louisville selects Strohm as vice president for strategy, general counsel

Leslie Chambers Strohm, Carolina’s vice chancellor and general counsel, has been named vice president for strategy and general counsel at the University of Louisville. Strohm, who has more than three decades of experience representing research universities, academic medical centers and health-care related clients across North America, joined UNC-Chapel Hill in 2003. She will remain at…

UNC to host Global Entrepreneurship Week

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host its third annual Global Entrepreneurship week November 17-22. Keynote speakers and panelists will include the founders of Frontline SMS, kiwanja.net, Building Educated Leaders for Life, Old Skool Café, A10 Clinical Solutions, re:char and EcoScraps. All are examples of how entrepreneurship and innovation can change the…

Student-created marketing competition helps local businesses

The UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication has become a regular host to hackathons – events that gather students from across campus to solve particular communication problems over the course of a weekend. The trend continued Nov. 7-8 with “Crash Campaign” — a 24-hour student-created and student-led competition that brought together more than 70…

UNC hosts Newman, King’s College London

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Nov. 4 welcomed Joanna Newman, vice-principal (international) at King’s College London, for her first visit to Chapel Hill. Newman was joined by Chris Payne, head of the King’s USA Office. Chancellor Carol L. Folt, who visited King’s in March to formally extend the schools’ partnership, welcomed…

Havens chosen for Visionary Pioneer Award

Donna S. Havens, interim dean and a professor at the UNC School of Nursing, was recently selected to receive a Visionary Pioneer Award from the University of Maryland School of Nursing. Havens is one of 25 Maryland nursing alumni chosen from all 125 years of the school’s history to receive an inaugural award. Havens said…