Campus Updates

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…

UNC celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week

UNC-Chapel Hill will celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov. 18-22 with several activities, including some of the world’s top social innovators as speakers, a pitch party, a crowdfunding masterclass and an “Entrepreneurship in the Triangle” networking event. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder of the Ethiopian company soleRebels, will be the keynote speaker at a Monday event called…

GSK awards to help researchers with male fertility regulation, cancer treatment

Major implications for men’s health and cancer treatment may come from the work of UNC reproductive biologist Deborah O’Brien, PhD, and biochemist John Sondek, PhD, who have uncovered potential targets for therapies. Thanks to the GlaxoSmithKline Discovery Fast Track competition, they will work separately with GSK scientists to quickly screen millions of compounds to see…

‘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…