Campus Updates

Early and one-stop voting on campus Oct. 17-Nov. 2

Early voting for the Nov. 5 municipal and school board elections will run from Oct. 17 through Nov. 2 on the second floor of UNC’s Rams Head Dining Hall, 320 Ridge Road. Through one-stop voting, those who haven’t yet registered may register and vote on the same day if they show proof of Orange County…

UNC startup secures $12.5 million investment

A startup company at UNC-Chapel Hill has received $12.5 million in venture capital funding to help ease the toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation in cancer patients. G1 Therapeutics, a company based on discoveries made at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will use the funds to launch human drug trials aimed at decreasing…

Tar Heel Service Day: 1,398 alumni, 8,161 hours

Nearly 1,400 Carolina alumni and friends served a grand total of 8,161 hours in honor of the University’s 220th birthday on October 12, 2013.  The event, Tar Heel Service Day, was organized by the University’s General Alumni Association. Tar Heels rolled up their sleeves in 36 different states and six different countries in a food…

ConnectCarolina changes coming in October

To strengthen the security of data in ConnectCarolina and prepare for the launch of the Finance and HR/Payroll components, Information and Technology Services (ITS) is implementing changes to ConnectCarolina access in mid-October. For the protection of sensitive data in ConnectCarolina, ITS requires faculty and staff to use secure systems to access ConnectCarolina on and off…

Folt, students celebrate at Folt Fest

A day after her installation as chancellor, Carol Folt relaxed and celebrated with students at an event held in her honor. Folt attended Folt Fest, a student-only celebration, in the Student Union on Sunday. Folt is proving to be wildly popular with students, who turned out in throngs to attend the event that featured bands,…

Attend Employee Appreciation Day Oct. 18

Carolina’s staff and faculty can join their colleagues for the 2013 Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union and the Pit. A variety of activities will be available to show how much the University appreciates the year-round efforts of staff and faculty! Lunch from 11…

Faculty research tackles vital issues, touches lives across world

Carolina’s research touches lives across the world. To showcase some of the people and programs making an impact on significant issues, both in North Carolina and around the globe, the University held three faculty-led academic panels Oct. 11 – the day before Carolina celebrates its 220th birthday and installs Carol L. Folt as its 11th…