Campus Updates

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…

Pearl Hacks promotes a precious commodity: female coders

Hackathons – mini conferences where programmers converge to show off their coding skills and learn new ones – are the hot new way to network, but mostly for males. “Girls don’t come because girls won’t be there, and girls won’t be there because girls don’t come,” Maegan Clawges summed up the vicious cycle. So Clawges,…

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…