Campus Updates

Stone Center celebrates 25th anniversary

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History will celebrate its 25th anniversary this fall with a season of art exhibitions, concerts, lectures, films and special guests. The Stone Center opened on July 1, 1988, as the Black Cultural Center and has since positioned itself as a resource for those interested in the…

Constitution Day discussion set for Sept. 17

Celebrate the Constitution of the United States on Tuesday, Sept. 17, by attending a timely discussion about the presidential and congressional authority to authorize military actions short of war, with a focus on Syria. Scott L. Silliman ’68, adjunct professor of law at UNC and expert in national security and military law, will present “The…

Whirligig art on display at UNC through Oct. 3

Whirligigs of the late North Carolina folk artist Vollis Simpson will be on display at the Hanes Art Center at UNC-Chapel Hill through Oct. 3. The free exhibition in the John and June Allcott Gallery is sponsored by the art department in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8…

Artwork highlights American Indian cultural reawakening

Alyssa Hinton, whose show “The Awakening: Parallel Worlds” is on display at UNC’s FedEx Global Education Center, will speak on campus Sept. 12. Hinton will speak about her work at a public reception and viewing at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the center. Drawing on the symbolism found in the folklore of her Tuscarora and…

Attend open forums: Title IX coordinator candidates

Carolina’s search committee for the Title IX coordinator position has scheduled open forums with three candidates who will be on campus for interviews. The forums will include a presentation and question and answer session. The campus community is invited to attend the forums, interact with the candidates and provide feedback as a part of the…

Rawlings Panel on higher education and athletics completes report

A panel of distinguished national leaders in higher education and athletics has completed a report with recommendations about the role of athletics in campus life commissioned by UNC-Chapel Hill. The panel’s suggestions have broad implications for the national higher education community. The panel, chaired by Hunter Rawlings, president of the Association of American Universities, was…

Intervention in Syria roundtable Sept. 3

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations will host the roundtable discussion “Intervention in Syria?: Problems, Prospects and Contexts” from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium at the FedEx Global Education Center. The…

Researchers discover a possible cause of autism

Problems with a key group of enzymes called topoisomerases can have profound effects on the genetic machinery behind brain development and potentially lead to autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to research announced today in the journal Nature. Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have described a finding that represents a significant…

Q and A: UNC research shows U.S. schools separate, unequal

Fifty years ago, the March on Washington ushered in an era of civil rights that included efforts to desegregate public schools across the country. Today, the nation’s schools are more segregated than they were in the late 1960s, according to research by Dana Thompson Dorsey, an assistant professor at UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Education. Thompson…