Campus Updates

‘Bill Friday: In His Own Words’

For more than a half-century, William C. “Bill” Friday was the face of higher education in North Carolina. But a year after his death, it is his voice that will take center stage in the exhibit “Bill Friday: In His Own Words,” on display in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room of the Wilson Special…

Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11; UNC alumnus and brigadier general to speak

The UNC Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will host the annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11:11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are invited to attend the free event at the Carolina Alumni Memorial on Cameron Avenue. A color guard representing all three UNC ROTC programs – Army, Air Force…

MOOCs extend Carolina’s global reach

This fall and spring, an estimated 100,000 students will take five courses offered by six of the best faculty members at Carolina. None will pay tuition. None will have to set foot on campus and none will receive a grade or earn credits toward a degree. All of the students, though, will get a chance…

1988 time capsule to be unearthed

In spring 1988, Carolina’s senior class buried a time capsule on Polk Place to remain for 25 years. As part of this year’s Homecoming activities and the class of 1988’s reunion, the time capsule will be opened and the items inside put on display. The campus community is invited to attend the event on Friday…

Kallem named Title IX Compliance Coordinator

Howard Kallem has been appointed as the University’s new Title IX Compliance Coordinator, Brenda Malone, vice chancellor for human resources announced November 1. Kallem was selected to fill the position following a national search, and will start the job on January 2, 2014. Kallem, a recognized expert in Title IX compliance, is chief regional attorney…

Garcia recognized for outstanding scientific achievement

J. Victor Garcia has been awarded the E.E. Just Award from the American Society for Cell Biology. The award recognizes outstanding scientific achievement by a minority scientist and is presented by the Minority Affairs Committee of the ASCB. Garcia is a professor of medicine and microbiology and immunology in the UNC School of Medicine and…

Applications sought for 2013 Social Innovation Challenge

The CUBE, UNC-Chapel Hill’s hub for social innovation, is accepting applications for the 2013 UNC Social Innovation Challenge from aspiring UNC social entrepreneurs interested in launching a venture to solve social or environmental problems. The CUBE will accept applications until Dec. 27. The competition is open to undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty. Through the…

UNC neuroscientists discover new ‘mini-neural computer’ in the brain

Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill have shown that the dendrites do more than relay information from one neuron to the next. They actively process information, multiplying the brain’s computing power. “Suddenly, it’s as if the processing power of the…