Campus Updates

‘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…

Bufkin earns prestigious Mitchell Scholarship

Carolina senior Sarah Bufkin has been selected for a Mitchell Scholarship, which supports graduate studies in Ireland. Bufkin, 22, was one of 12 Americans selected Saturday for the prestigious award, which provides tuition, accommodations, a living expenses stipend and an international travel stipend for one year. She will pursue a master’s degree in moral, legal…

UNC MBA students take top prize in business competition

A team of three MBA students from Kenan-Flagler Business School took the top prize in a recent competition in Singapore for their vision of personal mobility in the year 2020. The first-place finish earned the UNC team 10,000 Singapore dollars (about $8,000 U.S.). The UNC team beat out more than 650 international teams, including Duke…

Shealy wins Elite 89 Award for second time

For the second year in a row, North Carolina’s Loren Shealy has been honored as the winner of the NCAA Elite 89 Award for field hockey. The award, presented at the NCAA Field Hockey Championship banquet on Thursday evening, recognizes the student-athlete with the highest overall grade point average competing at each NCAA championship site.…

Harvard surgeon, best-selling author Atul Gawande to speak at May Commencement

Dr. Atul Gawande, a celebrated surgeon and best-selling author, will deliver Carolina’s spring Commencement address. Chancellor Carol Folt will preside during the 9:30 a.m. ceremony on May 11, 2014, in Kenan Stadium. Gawande was selected in consultation with the University’s Commencement Speaker Selection Committee, which includes students and faculty. Gawande also will receive an honorary…

UNC trustees honor four alumni with prestigious Davie Awards

The University’s Board of Trustees has presented its highest honor, the William Richardson Davie Award, to four alumni in recognition of their “dedication, commitment, loyalty and service.” During a dinner on Wednesday (Nov. 20) at the Carolina Inn, Chancellor Carol Folt and the trustees honored David Gardner Frey (B.A. 1964, J.D. 1967) of Grand Rapids,…

New housing data show megalopolis in North Carolina’s future

City planners and policy makers in North Carolina have a new tool to prepare for future growth across the state. According to housing data created by the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, that future could look like an urbanized megalopolis. “This is one potential look at the future,” said Rebecca Tippett, director of Carolina…

Let’s Chip In wins UNC’s Triangle Startup Weekend

When Jeff Henriod made his way to UNC’s campus to participate in last weekend’s Triangle Startup Weekend, the only thing he brought with him was an idea for a startup company. “I literally just showed up,” says Henriod, a second-year MBA student at UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and soon-to-be first time father. Henriod had an…

ONYEN password improvements start Nov. 25

ITS will roll out a new Onyen management system starting Nov. 25. The interface to the new system adds functionality for first-time Onyen creation and on-going password management. All other functions on the Onyen page will remain unchanged. The new, easy-to-use interface for managing passwords requires users to select five security questions and identify at…