Campus Updates

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…

Tar Heels earn NCAA Final Four ticket

For the fifth year in a row and the 18th time in program history, North Carolina has earned a spot in field hockey’s The third-ranked Tar Heels defeated No. 13 Wake Forest 5-2 Sunday in an NCAA Tournament second round game to advance to the NCAA semifinals. Carolina will face No. 4 Connecticut Friday in…

Triangle Startup Weekend comes to UNC for first time Nov. 15-17

For 48 hours beginning Nov. 15, budding entrepreneurs will converge on Carolina’s campus for a weekend of non-stop imagination, invention and teamwork. Triangle Startup Weekend, a local nonprofit that is part of the international Startup Weekend organization, will sponsor the event Nov. 15-17 at the UNC Student Union. Startup Weekend events bring together passionate individuals…

Georgetown University chooses Malone to lead human resources as vice president

Brenda Malone, Carolina’s vice chancellor for human resources and interim director of the Equal Opportunity/ADA Office, has been named vice president for human resources at Georgetown University. Malone, who has more than 30 years of experience in human resources and labor relations, has been the University’s chief human resources officer since 2007, with principal responsibility…

UNC selected as clinical site for NFLPA program on former players’ health

UNC-Chapel Hill has been selected by the National Football League Players Association to participate in a new initiative aimed at providing medical services and support to former NFL players. The NFL Players Association unveiled its new program, called “The Trust,” on Wednesday. UNC’s Brain and Body Health Program, which was created by the Center for…

UNC to celebrate Sustainability Day & American Recycles Day

Trying to recycle batteries, cell phones or plastic bags? Want to learn more about the campus bike master plan? Interested in joining a sustainability-related organization? Then join the campus community in celebrating Campus Sustainability and America Recycles Day on Friday (Nov. 15). Departments and organizations will present exhibits and displays from 11 a.m. to 2…