Campus Updates

New research center will explore ways to encourage healthy food choices

A new research center at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will develop strategies to promote healthy food choices, particularly among the 50 million Americans receiving federal food benefits. The Duke-UNC USDA Center for Behavioral Economics and Healthy Food Choice Research (BECR Center) was established with a three-year, $1.9 million…

Follow the parking rules for Homegrown Halloween

Franklin Street will close from 9 p.m. until midnight on Oct. 31, in anticipation of the seventh annual Homegrown Halloween. In an effort to keep the event a small-town community gathering, parking and traffic, including streets adjacent to campus, will be affected on the day and evening of Oct. 31. There will be limited parking…

Carolina Covenant celebrates a decade of student access and success

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this past weekend celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Carolina Covenant, a groundbreaking initiative that provides a debt-free education to students from low-income families who earn admission to the University. Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Honorary Covenant Chair and men’s basketball coach Roy Williams welcomed Covenant alumni…

NC Native Nation leaders attend higher education forum

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt on Thursday signed a resolution with tribal leaders from the eight North Carolina Native Nations resolving to continue and strengthen the University’s commitment to research, education and service with those Native Nations. The signing marked the culmination of the first annual Forum on the Role of Higher Education in…

Early voting on campus begins Oct. 23

The early voting period for the November general election begins Thursday, Oct. 23. The deadline to register for the November general election has passed, but all voters who are already registered can visit early voting sites in their counties. If you are registered to vote in Orange County, there are five early voting sites. The…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community, Earlier today, Kenneth Wainstein, a former federal prosecutor, released the findings of his independent investigation into academic irregularities at Carolina. You may view the report at carolinacommitment.unc.edu. I recognize that the past few years have been challenging for our community, but today we have a full picture of what happened. I am…

Message from Chancellor Carol L. Folt

Dear Carolina Community, I want to be the first to let you know that this Wednesday at 1 p.m., Kenneth Wainstein, a former federal prosecutor whom we retained to investigate past academic irregularities at Carolina, will publicly release his report. At that event, UNC President Tom Ross and I will share our reactions to the…

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…