Campus Updates

Conference to address Environments of Global American South

The 2014 Global American South Conference, “Cities, Rivers and Cultures of Change: Rethinking and Restoring the Environments of the Global American South,” will take place at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from Feb. 21-22. The conference is free and open to the public. It will address…

Chancellor Folt reflects on National African American History Month

Dear Carolina Community: Last night I had the privilege of attending an inspiring program at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History commemorating National African American History Month. Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, award-winning author and civil rights scholar, recounted the struggles and successes of African Americans here in North Carolina, and encouraged…

Carolina celebrates Black History Month

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will host several events, including film screenings, lectures and a concert, throughout the month of February as the campus celebrates Black History Month. Among the events: Louise Toppin, a soprano and a Carolina music professor, will be joined by the Black Student Movement Gospel Choir for “Lift…

University to test emergency sirens Feb. 11

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will test its emergency sirens on Tuesday, Feb. 11, between noon and 1 p.m. as part of Alert Carolina, a campus-wide safety awareness campaign. Anyone outside on or near campus, including downtown Chapel Hill and locations near the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center and University…

UNC to host first Clean Tech Summit Feb. 26

Carolina will draw attention to the Research Triangle area’s leading efforts in the clean-tech field by hosting its first annual Clean Tech Summit on Wednesday. Clean tech includes smart grid technology, efficient water management, efficient, multimodal transportation, environmentally sustainable waste disposal technologies and more. The daylong summit will be held at the William and Ida…

Show how much you #LoveCarolina

What do you love most about Carolina? Sunny afternoons in Polk Place? A favorite professor? The lifelong friends you’ve made here? In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, the Office of University Development is hosting a #LoveCarolina campaign and wants to hear why you love UNC-Chapel Hill. Between Feb. 1-14, share your favorite memory, a…

Trailblazers: Morehead, Rhodes Scholar continues to inspire

Robyn Hadley had the world at her fingertips. After her 1981 graduation from Graham (N.C.) High School, she could continue her education virtually anywhere she wanted. Among the schools offering full academic scholarships were Harvard, Duke (whose new men’s basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, sent her a hand-written note) and Carolina. Ultimately, she chose to become…

Legislative study touts Carolina Counts as efficiency model

Carolina Counts began as an ambitious experiment in efficiency with the campus as its lab. Four years – and more than $200 million in accumulated savings later – the ongoing success of that experiment has caught the attention of a legislative study group in Raleigh. In December, the non-partisan Program Evaluation Division (PED) of the…