Campus Updates

Seitz named interim vice chancellor; search committee named

Chancellor Folt announced in an email message to campus that Kevin Seitz will serve as interim vice chancellor for finance and administration beginning October 1. Karol Kain Gray, who previously held the post, is returning to her home state of New York to begin a career in the private sector. “I am grateful to have…

Two new centers to lead research on tobacco and public health

Carolina will open two new research centers focused on the study of a wide range of tobacco products and their impact on public health, with approximately $39.4 million awarded to the University over five years from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and that National Institutes of Health. Although cigarette use has declined among Americans,…

Economist to discuss economic growth lessons from developing countries

Peter Blair Henry, dean of NYU’s Stern School of Business and a Carolina graduate, will share findings from his new book “Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth” during a public discussion at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center. Henry will respond to questions…

Head to Tar Heel Downtown Oct. 17

Chapel Hill will be in the national spotlight on Thursday, Oct. 17, when Carolina’s football team will play the Miami Hurricanes in Kenan Stadium, an ESPN broadcast event with live, national coverage. “ESPN coverage will bring millions of viewers to our doorstep,” said Chapel Hill Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt. “This is a unique opportunity to showcase…

Magness featured in ‘Jerusalem’ IMAX film

UNC archaeologist Jodi Magness will be featured on the big screen — literally — in the new IMAX 3-D film, Jerusalem. Presented by National Geographic Entertainment, the film debuts at the Boston Museum of Science on Sept. 20, and in North Carolina, at Charlotte’s Discovery Place on Sept. 21. Magness will give a talk at…

Kenan-Biddle Partnership offers grants to bring Duke, UNC students together

Duke University and UNC-Chapel Hill are accepting applications for the fourth year of the Kenan-Biddle Partnership, funded by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust and The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. The initiative is designed to promote collaborative projects between students of these two great universities. Last year, the partnership awarded 11 grants totaling $54,600…

Hettleman Prizes: four young faculty honored

Four highly promising faculty members in diverse fields at Carolina have been awarded Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty. The recipients are Emily Baragwanath, an associate professor of classics, and Wei You, an associate professor of chemistry, both in the College of Arts and Sciences; as well as…

University to test emergency sirens Sept. 17

The University will test its emergency sirens on Tuesday, Sept. 17, between noon and 1 p.m. as part of Alert Carolina, a campus-wide safety awareness campaign. Anyone outside on or near campus, including downtown Chapel Hill and locations near the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center and University facilities off Martin Luther King Boulevard…