Campus Updates

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…

Vote: UNC J-school projects in Webby Awards

For the second consecutive year, two UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication projects are finalists in the 18th Annual Webby Awards. “Heart of the High Country” and “Living Galapagos” are two of five nominees in the online film & video – travel & adventure category. Voting in the Webby Awards is open through April…

Eight recognized for important contributions to diversity

Eight people or groups have been recognized with 2014 University Diversity Awards for their accomplishments in diversity and inclusion. The awards were presented Tuesday during a reception in Wilson Library’s Pleasants Family Assembly Room. “These are the people and organizations who are working to provide a clear example of fostering inclusive excellence,” said Taffye Benson…

Rammy Awards honor outstanding performances

UNC Athletics celebrated a year’s worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show.

Pope Foundation gives $1.3 million to UNC Lineberger to fight cancer

The John William Pope Foundation has made a $1.3 million gift to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to fund cancer research and treatment. As one of the leading cancer centers in the United States, UNC Lineberger brings together exceptional physicians and scientists to investigate and improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer. One…

Ikoma honored with Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award

Michelle Ikoma, a senior on the North Carolina gymnastics team, has been honored as a 2014 winner of the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award. She is one of four collegiate students selected for the award from a pool of more than 600 minority student-athletes nominated by their schools based on outstanding academic and athletic performance.…