Campus Updates

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…

Alumnus, longtime volunteer Routh named vice chancellor for development

Alumnus David Routh, a veteran corporate executive with extensive connections to philanthropy on campus as a staff member and volunteer, has been named vice chancellor for development for UNC-Chapel Hill. Chancellor Carol Folt announced the appointment today via email to the campus community following approval by the University’s Board of Trustees. Folt selected Routh after…

UNC scientists identify brain circuitry that triggers overeating

Sixty years ago scientists could electrically stimulate a region of a mouse’s brain causing the mouse to eat, whether hungry or not. Now researchers from UNC School of Medicine have pinpointed the precise cellular connections responsible for triggering that behavior. The finding, published September 27 in the journal Science, lends insight into a cause for…

Saving NC oyster reefs: graduate students, faculty show how

How can North Carolina’s decimated oyster reefs be properly restored? A short film (shown below) by UNC graduate students shows what they and faculty members at the Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) are doing to solve the problem. Featuring oyster-level views, research explanations and beautiful scenery, the film was recently shown at a Beneath the…