Campus Updates

Watch Chancellor Folt’s end-of-semester message to campus community

In a video message to the campus community, Chancellor Carol Folt on Thursday thanked the students, faculty and staff for making her first months as chancellor “so wonderful.” “I’ve met so many creative and dedicated Tar Heels here on campus and in my visits across North Carolina and other parts of the country. Your reception…

Happy holidays from Chancellor Folt

Experience the magic of the season with these wintery images from Carolina. Chancellor Carol Folt sends holiday greetings as she celebrates Carolina students and the spirit they bring to campus throughout the year in this holiday card. The card was designed and developed by the offices of UNC Creative and Web Content, with photography by…

Movies for kids send mixed messages about eating habits and obesity

In a world where animals often take the place of humans, sugar-sweetened beverages, exaggerated portion sizes and unhealthy snacks are common. So is TV watching, computer use and video games. But this world is not kind to those who are overweight. A panda that aspires to be a martial arts master is told he’ll never…

‘Flipped’ classroom yields improved student performance, pharmacy study shows

UNC pharmacy professor Russ Mumper “flipped” his Basic Pharmaceutics II classroom, then conducted a study that shows a significant improvement in learning outcomes. The results are described in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education article, which includes a link to the study results to be published in February 2014 in Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association…

UNC scientists find potential cause for deadly breast cancer relapse

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine, working with cell lines in a lab, have discovered why some of the most aggressive and fatal breast cancer cells are resistant to chemotherapy, and UNC scientists are developing ways to overcome such resistance. Adriana S. Beltran, a research assistant professor in the department of pharmacology, found that…

‘Black Nativity’ movie has Carolina connection

“Black Nativity,” a holiday movie opening Nov. 27 in theaters nationwide, is based on a Langston Hughes gospel libretto. It may be set in Harlem, but it has a strong Carolina connection. The Fox Searchlight film’s superstar lineup includes Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige and newcomer Jacob Lttimore. Joy Goodwin, the…