Campus Updates

Eshelman School of Pharmacy hosts premiere nanotech conference

For an old institution to stay great, it must continually adapt to the needs of a changing world. One way it must do that, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt said, is to prepare students to be leaders of change through entrepreneurship and innovation. That was Folt’s message in her opening remarks at the 12th…

Former Secretary of Labor Solis shares her story with UNC-Chapel Hill

Students, alumni, faculty and staff were joined by community members to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 3 as former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis delivered a special lecture in the Kenan Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The event, sponsored by the Carolina Latina/o Collaborative, the Alumni Committee on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and…

Celebrating the Carolina College Advising Corps

The Carolina College Advising Corps is an organization that should be celebrated every day, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L Folt said during a luncheon Wednesday that did just that. Held at Top of the Hill restaurant on Franklin Street, more than 100 people – including 41 current Corps advisers; Folt, who hosted the event; Tom…

Message from Chancellor Folt: Attend University Day and other updates

Dear Carolina Community: Greetings. I hope you are all having an exciting and productive start to the new academic year. I wanted to take this opportunity to share a few important accomplishments of our students, faculty and staff. U.S. News and World Report recently recognized Carolina as one of the country’s top 5 public universities…

Paint it pink

Throughout the month of October — Breast Cancer Awareness Month — Chapel Hill will be taking on a pink hue. On Oct. 1, the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center began partnering with local businesses as part of its annual Turn the Town Pink (TTTP) campaign. The fundraising event helps the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program to…

UNC receives $3 million grant from new First in the World program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been selected to help the United States once again be first in the world in college graduates. Abigail Panter, senior associate dean for undergraduate education and psychology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, will receive $3 million over four years to develop the Finish Line…

Carolina, National University of Singapore renew partnership

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the National University of Singapore have formally extended their partnership, now entering its second decade, with the recent signing to renew the Memorandum of Understanding between the universities. UNC-Chapel Hill’s key bilateral global partnerships, like the one with NUS, provide exchange opportunities for faculty and students…

Five questions with geneticist Terry Magnuson

Terry Magnuson was a 20-year-old biology major when he saw a call for proposals from the National Science Foundation, an organization he had never heard of, looking to fund student-led research. Four of his friends also saw the ad, and this group of five students from the University of Redlands in the San Bernardino Valley…

STAR students turn consultants for NC government

UNC Kenan-Flagler students are applying what they learn in their business courses to benefit the state of North Carolina. Teams of MBA and Undergraduate Business students engage as consultants for global, state and not-for-profit organizations through STAR (Student Teams Achieving Results) to develop strategies for corporations and non-profit organizations around the state and the nation.…

Largest national study on adolescent health receives $28 million grant

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Carolina Population Center has received a five–year, $28 million grant for the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. Now entering its 20th year of National Institutes of Health funding, Add Health is the largest, most comprehensive longitudinal study of the health of adolescents ever undertaken…