Campus Updates

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…

Jim Dean, current Kenan-Flagler Business School dean, next provost

James (Jim) W. Dean Jr., a longtime faculty member and currently dean of Kenan-Flagler Business School, has been appointed as the next executive vice chancellor and provost for UNC-Chapel Hill. Chancellor Holden Thorp and Chancellor-Elect Carol Folt announced Dean’s appointment, effective July 1, in an email to the campus community on May 23. The University’s…

Rimer receives American Cancer Society highest honor

Barbara K. Rimer, dean of UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, received the American Cancer Society’s Medal of Honor for outstanding contributions to fighting cancer. This award from the American Cancer Society, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization and largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, represents the society’s highest honor. Past recipients of the…

Valor Games at Smith Center

Memorial Day weekend serves as a time to remember United States veterans. Tuesday at UNC-Chapel Hill, there’s a chance to cheer them on. More than 100 current and former service members are competing in the Valor Games Southeast, a competition for all wounded and ill vets and active-duty military. Durham-based Bridge II Sports is sponsoring…

Join bone marrow registry drive May 23

Responding to a Stanford University professor’s dire need for a bone marrow transplant, members of the UNC community are helping the Be The Match organization organize a bone marrow transplant donor registry drive on campus Thursday, May 23, in The Pit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sri Kalyanaraman, an associate professor in the UNC…

Give blood June 4, drive’s 25th anniversary

UNC will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Carolina Blood Drive with a drive on June 4 that has a goal of collecting 1,000 units of blood. The blood drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Dean E. Smith Center. Campus and community members can make an appointment to give…

University receives high marks from employees in latest survey

Three-fourths of Carolina’s faculty and staff believe the University has both a compelling vision and the talent needed for future success. And 79 percent would recommend Carolina as a place to work. These findings from the University’s recent organizational effectiveness survey, conducted in January, surpass the results of the previous employee survey conducted three years…