Campus Updates

Attend Employee Appreciation Day Oct. 18

Carolina’s staff and faculty can join their colleagues for the 2013 Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union and the Pit. A variety of activities will be available to show how much the University appreciates the year-round efforts of staff and faculty! Lunch from 11…

Faculty research tackles vital issues, touches lives across world

Carolina’s research touches lives across the world. To showcase some of the people and programs making an impact on significant issues, both in North Carolina and around the globe, the University held three faculty-led academic panels Oct. 11 – the day before Carolina celebrates its 220th birthday and installs Carol L. Folt as its 11th…

Students to celebrate installation with Folt Fest

Carolina students are invited to celebrate the installation of Chancellor Carol Folt with free food, games and entertainment from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 13) in the Pit. Folt Fest, a student-only event, provides a chance to meet Folt in a fun and relaxed environment. The free event will feature carnival-style food, games and entertainment.…

Chancellor’s Medallion adds luster, history to installation

Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt will leave Saturday’s installation ceremony wearing plenty of history – and a bit more shine. The Chancellor’s Medallion, which will be placed around her neck during the University Day Ceremony on Saturday (Oct. 12), has been updated with a silver chain of office that includes thin rectangles engraved with the names…

UNC Lineberger discovery goes from lab to patient with FDA approval

A laboratory testing kit that estimates the risk of breast cancer relapse in spite of anti-hormone treatment has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This technology is based on a gene signature known as “PAM50” originally discovered at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center by Chuck Perou, a professor of genetics and…

ITS promotes cyber safety during October

Every month, UNC’s network security devices stop approximately 30 million attempted connections from Internet sites that are known to be bad or that contain code intended to compromise UNC systems. Every month on average University network firewalls deny more than 375 million attempts to connect to University computers. And those numbers continue to grow. UNC’s…