Campus Updates

Carol Folt starts new era as 11th chancellor

Carol L. Folt, former interim president of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Professor of Biological Sciences, took office Monday (July 1) as Carolina’s 11th chancellor. Folt, the first woman to lead Carolina, is an internationally recognized environmental scientist and was an award-winning teacher at Dartmouth, a member of the prestigious Ivy League. Folt will spend…

New mosaics discovered in synagogue excavations in Galilee

Excavations in the Late Roman (fifth century) synagogue at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in Israel’s Lower Galilee, have brought to light stunning mosaics that decorated the floor.  The Huqoq excavations are directed by Jodi Magness, Kenan Distinguished Professor in the religious studies department at UNC-Chapel Hill, and co-directed by Shua Kisilevitz of the Israel…

Accrediting agency board to seek additional monitoring report; no sanction

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees has voted not to sanction the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in connection with past academic irregularities in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies. The University remains accredited and in good standing with SACSCOC. The campus will be…

Tar Heels in College World Series

Carolina’s top-seeded baseball team is in the College World Series (CWS) for the tenth time, including six in the past eight years. The Tar Heels beat South Carolina in a best-of-three NCAA super regional in Chapel Hill to advance to the CWS in Omaha, Nebraska. All of the 2013 College World Series games can be…

School of Nursing opens health center in Alamance County’s Snow Camp

In response to the need for primary care services in rural North Carolina, the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing has partnered with others to open a school-based and nurse-managed health center at an Alamance County elementary school to serve the school and surrounding area. The Sylvan Community Health Center, which opened June 6, is based…

University to conduct emergency drill June 19

As part of ongoing efforts to enhance campus safety, UNC will conduct an emergency drill at Davis Library on  June 19, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. The drill will focus on how the University works with local emergency responders if an actual emergency occurs on campus.  During the drill there will be no access…

Women’s lacrosse wins NCAA title!

Sammy Jo Tracy scored in the third sudden-death overtime period to give the Tar Heels a 13-12 over win top-seeded Maryland in the NCAA women’s lacrosse championship in Villanova, Pennsylvania.  The win gives UNC its first NCAA title in women’s lacrosse in the team’s second title-game appearance. Brittney Coppa assisted on the goal. Carolina ends…

Kielt selected to become vice chancellor for information technology

Chris Kielt has been appointed vice chancellor and chief information officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The appointment, effective July 1, was approved May 23, 2013, by the University’s Board of Trustees. Kielt had been the interim vice chancellor since last February. Bruce Carney, executive vice chancellor and provost, announced the…