Campus Updates

Paint it pink

Throughout the month of October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Chapel Hill will be taking on a pink hue. Oct. 1, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center began partnering with local businesses as part of its annual Turn the Town Pink (TTTP) campaign. The fundraising event helps the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program to provide…

UNC receives $3 million grant from new First in the World program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected to help the United States once again be first in the world in college graduates. Abigail Panter, senior associate dean for undergraduate education and psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, will receive $3 million over four years to develop the Finish Line…

Carolina, National University of Singapore renew partnership

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National University of Singapore have formally extended their partnership, now entering its second decade, with the recent signing to renew the Memorandum of Understanding between the universities. UNC-Chapel Hill’s key bilateral global partnerships, like the one with NUS, provide exchange opportunities for faculty and students…

Five questions with geneticist Terry Magnuson

Terry Magnuson was a 20-year-old biology major when he saw a call for proposals from the National Science Foundation, an organization he had never heard of, looking to fund student-led research. Four of his friends also saw the ad, and this group of five students from the University of Redlands in the San Bernardino Valley…

STAR students turn consultants for NC government

UNC Kenan-Flagler students are applying what they learn in their business courses to benefit the state of North Carolina. Teams of MBA and Undergraduate Business students engage as consultants for global, state and not-for-profit organizations through STAR (Student Teams Achieving Results) to develop strategies for corporations and non-profit organizations around the state and the nation.…

Largest national study on adolescent health receives $28 million grant

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Population Center has received a five–year, $28 million grant for the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Now entering its 20th year of National Institutes of Health funding, Add Health is the largest, most comprehensive longitudinal study of the health of adolescents ever undertaken…

Next ConnectCarolina phase goes live Oct. 1

Beginning Oct. 1, the University’s Finance, Human Resources and Payroll applications will join Student Administration (formerly Campus Solutions) in ConnectCarolina. This transition has been in the works for years and is an important milestone for the University. The powerful integrated system will provide better information to support future decision-making. The change will affect the entire…

Creating a more supportive environment

Last month, the University adopted a more comprehensive policy on sexual violence, which applies to all students, faculty and staff. The policy also prohibits discrimination, harassment and related misconduct, including interpersonal violence and stalking. Howie Kallem, Title IX compliance coordinator, recently spoke with the University Gazette about the policy and the ways in which it…

Carolina observes First Amendment Day, Sept. 23

Students, faculty and staff will celebrate UNC’s sixth annual First Amendment Day on Tuesday, Sept. 23 during National Banned Books Week. Organized by the UNC Center for Media Law and Policy, First Amendment Day allows the University community to explore, understand and discuss the importance of each right protected by the First Amendment and the…

Undergraduate Business Symposium emphasizes diversity

More than 400 undergraduates from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School gathered Sept. 19 for the 30th annual Undergraduate Business Symposium. This year’s event, which brought representatives from 43 companies and attracted students from 29 different majors, incorporated a theme of diversity and featured networking opportunities that targeted underrepresented populations including minorities, females and LGBTQ students. “The…