Campus Updates

Independent counsel to conduct inquiry of information about academic irregularities

University of North Carolina President Tom Ross and UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt have retained an outside attorney to conduct an independent inquiry of academic irregularities at UNC-Chapel Hill, based on new information that may become available. The University has remained in contact with Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall throughout his investigation of…

Antonio Tillis to deliver African Diaspora lecture Feb. 27

Dartmouth College’s Antonio Tillis, a specialist in Latin American, Afro-Latin American, and African Diaspora literatures, will deliver the spring 2014 African Diaspora lecture on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Sonja Haynes Stone Center. The Stone Center is at 150 South Road on the Carolina campus. The lecture is free and open…

Compagnie Käfig to blend dance, hip-hop moves and martial arts at UNC

Compagnie Käfig, a dance company that combines hip hop moves and martial arts, will perform two shows this month at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The performances, presented by Carolina Performing Arts, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 and Feb. 26. Käfig’s double bill, Correria and Agwa, derives from…

Paige earns second-team academic All-America honors

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sophomore guard Marcus Paige has been named a 2014 Capital One Academic All-America, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Paige, a native of Marion, Iowa, is majoring in journalism and mass communications. He leads the Tar Heels in scoring at 17.2 points per…

Tar Heel Trailblazer: Courtney Bumpers, two-time national champion

Courtney Bumpers was “that child,” she says, the child who quickly found her way out of her crib, the child with boundless energy who required an outlet. Growing up, Bumpers tried to find that outlet through activities like ballet, figure skating, tennis, swimming and diving. But it was a ‘Mommy and Me’ gymnastics class that…

Royster Fellow Will Robin named first-ever ‘Scholar-in-Residence’

Will Robin, a doctoral student in musicology at UNC-Chapel Hill, will serve as the first-ever Scholar-in-Residence for the North Carolina Symphony. Robin also is a member of the Royster Society of Fellows, which is the UNC Graduate School’s select interdisciplinary fellowship program providing full financial support, innovative approaches to learning and unique professional development opportunities.…

Take the floor with the Tar Heels!

Imagine yourself running onto the Smith Center court, going through pre-game warm-ups with the UNC men’s basketball team, hitting layups and slapping hands with your teammates. You can experience all of that and more by watching videos from a Google Glass worn by hoopsters Wade Moody and Brice Johnson, team personnel, announcer and UNC great…

UNC-Duke Rivalry? Not for SciREN

While much of the Triangle prepares for Thursday’s big game at the Smith Center, North Carolina and Duke graduate students at the coast are readying themselves for another type of gathering at Pine Knoll Shores. The Scientific Research and Education Network, SciREN for short, is an annual event that allows educators to connect with researchers,…

Wilson Library highlights Order of Golden Fleece

Peek into the hidden history and records of the Order of the Golden Fleece honor society in an exhibit at UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. The Order of the Golden Fleece:“To Restore Unity to Campus Life” explores the history, traditions, and accomplishments of the Order in recognition of its 110th anniversary. The exhibit draws materials from…

“The Round House” set for 2014 summer reading

“The Round House” by Louise Erdrich, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, will be the 2014 summer reading book for incoming students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A nine-member selection committee of students, faculty and staff selected the book from five finalists. The story, which takes place on a Native American reservation in…