Campus Updates

Innovative science key to making sports safer, UNC’s Guskiewicz says

Sports can be made safer through innovative science, the University of North Carolina’s Kevin Guskiewicz said at a campus lecture before Saturday’s home football game. “Innovative science can be a game changer,” said Guskiewicz, a leading expert on sport-related concussions. Guskiewicz is a Kenan Distinguished Professor, co-director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury…

Cahoon receives Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

James F. Cahoon, an assistant professor of chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has received a 2014 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, awarded to highly creative researchers early in in their careers. The award from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation is for $875,000 over five years. UNC-Chapel Hill has…

Liquid Galaxy puts Davis Library on the map

UNC-Chapel Hill students who want to visit the Great Barrier Reef, the Louvre or even the moon can now do so without leaving campus. Thanks to a new Liquid Galaxy display system on the second floor of Davis Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, visitors can call up any Google Earth…

Tar Heel Downtown returns Oct. 18

Tar Heel Downtown, a pregame fan experience, is once again coming to Downtown Chapel Hill on Oct. 18, along West Franklin Street near the Plaza at 140 West. The free event — featuring a live outdoor concert, family fun activities and the Marching Tar Heels — will take place at 4 p.m., three hours prior…

Join the fun on Employee Appreciation Day

We want to celebrate you! Please join us on Friday, Oct. 17, for Carolina’s annual Employee Appreciation Day. Come “Kick Up Your Heels!” at the Student Union and the Pit that day, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., and give us the chance to recognize the many ways you make Carolina special every day. We…

Get ‘Inside the Helmet’ with Oct. 18 faculty lecture

Before you watch North Carolina’s football team play Saturday, take a bit of time to learn more about what’s inside those helmets. Kevin Guskiewicz — Kenan Distinguished Professor, Co-Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center and Director of the Center for the Study of Retired Athletes in the Department of Exercise…

Flu vaccination clinics available through Nov. 13

Walk-in flu vaccination clinics are open to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students and employees on campus through Nov. 13. This year’s vaccine protects against the three flu viruses that experts predict will be most common this season: influenza A (H1N1) viruses, influenza A (H3N2) viruses and influenza B viruses. The vaccination cost…

Meet a (water) researcher: Edema Ojomo

Edema Ojomo earned a Master of Science degree in environmental sciences and engineering from UNC–Chapel Hill in 2011, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in the same field at Carolina. She leads a project on the vulnerability of drinking water systems to simultaneously occurring climate hazards in coastal areas.

At the 2014 Water and Health Conference, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, she will be giving two presentations: one on effective ways to promote household water treatment and safe storage practices and the other on diagnosing the vulnerability of drinking water systems to climate hazards.

Governor, award winners will be featured at University Day celebration

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community will celebrate Carolina’s history as the nation’s first public university on University Day, Oct. 12, Carolina’s 221st birthday.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will give the keynote speech for the convocation, which begins at 2 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium. Chancellor Carol L. Folt will preside.

University Day marks the laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the nation’s first state university building, in 1793 and the beginning of public higher education in the United States. The campus first celebrated University Day in 1877.