Campus Updates

Myron Cohen receives North Carolina’s highest civilian honor

Myron S. Cohen, MD, a UNC physician and scientist who is internationally recognized for his work studying the transmission and prevention of HIV/AIDS, has received the 2013 North Carolina Award for Science. The North Carolina Award is the state’s highest civilian honor. Since 1964, awards have been given annually in four categories: fine arts, literature,…

UNC, partners receive $54.6 million to help improve health of North Carolinians

UNC-Chapel Hill has been awarded a new five-year $54.6 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health. With the award, UNC will partner with two institutions – RTI International and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University – to accelerate the pace at which clinical and translational research directly benefits…

Carolina Cares, Carolina Shares campaign underway

Carolina employees proved that Tar Heels Give More last year by raising more than any other campaign for the State Employees Combined Campaign. Organizers hope the Carolina community will donate even more this year and have set a goal of $1 million. UNC employees donated $894,533 last year. In the first three weeks of this…

Early and one-stop voting on campus Oct. 17-Nov. 2

Early voting for the Nov. 5 municipal and school board elections will run from Oct. 17 through Nov. 2 on the second floor of UNC’s Rams Head Dining Hall, 320 Ridge Road. Through one-stop voting, those who haven’t yet registered may register and vote on the same day if they show proof of Orange County…

UNC startup secures $12.5 million investment

A startup company at UNC-Chapel Hill has received $12.5 million in venture capital funding to help ease the toxic side effects of chemotherapy and radiation in cancer patients. G1 Therapeutics, a company based on discoveries made at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, will use the funds to launch human drug trials aimed at decreasing…

Tar Heel Service Day: 1,398 alumni, 8,161 hours

Nearly 1,400 Carolina alumni and friends served a grand total of 8,161 hours in honor of the University’s 220th birthday on October 12, 2013.  The event, Tar Heel Service Day, was organized by the University’s General Alumni Association. Tar Heels rolled up their sleeves in 36 different states and six different countries in a food…

ConnectCarolina changes coming in October

To strengthen the security of data in ConnectCarolina and prepare for the launch of the Finance and HR/Payroll components, Information and Technology Services (ITS) is implementing changes to ConnectCarolina access in mid-October. For the protection of sensitive data in ConnectCarolina, ITS requires faculty and staff to use secure systems to access ConnectCarolina on and off…

Folt, students celebrate at Folt Fest

A day after her installation as chancellor, Carol Folt relaxed and celebrated with students at an event held in her honor. Folt attended Folt Fest, a student-only celebration, in the Student Union on Sunday. Folt is proving to be wildly popular with students, who turned out in throngs to attend the event that featured bands,…