Campus Updates

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…

Road work set for summer

Several road construction projects are in progress south of campus and will continue throughout the summer. South Columbia Street will become one-way northbound from Fordham Boulevard to Manning Drive. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Manning then Fordham Boulevard. East Cameron Avenue will be closed between Columbia Street and Memorial Auditorium for the installation of…

Six decades later, ‘Grandma Jo’ set to graduate

Helen Joan (Miller) Hunter was eight months pregnant – and three credits short of her degree – when she watched her husband graduate from Carolina in 1947. Sixty-six years later, more than a dozen family members will be on hand Sunday at Kenan Stadium to watch the 87-year-old great-grandmother earn her Bachelor of Arts diploma.…

Four awarded Beech Scholarships

Four UNC-Chapel Hill students have been awarded the prestigious Harvey Beech Scholarship. Harvey Elliot Beech was one of the first four African-American students admitted to UNC, and was the first to graduate by receiving his degree in 1952. His eponymous scholarship has been awarded to students exemplifying community leadership, academic excellence and expressed financial need…