Campus Updates

Week of Welcome ends August 25

Are you ready for WOW? Carolina’s Week of Welcome starts Friday (Aug. 16) and runs through Aug. 25. Week of Welcome introduces first-year and transfer students to the expectations, resources and involvement opportunities during their first semester at Carolina. Some of the activities include mini golf in the Undergraduate Library, an interactive, photo-based scavenger hunt,…

Smith to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Former Carolina men’s basketball coach Dean Smith will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  A White House ceremony will be held November 20, 2013. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest civilian honor. It is presented to those who have “made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United…

Carolina Counts saves UNC $58 million

In spring 2008, when an anonymous donor funded a private outside study to explore ways the University could be run more efficiently, it was difficult to imagine the dividends – in the form of cost savings – that would come of it. And no one predicted that in October, on the cusp of a presidential…

North Carolina Area Health Education Center Program names new director

For more than four decades, the North Carolina Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC) Program has worked to improve the overall health of the state’s communities. The UNC School of Medicine today announced that Warren Newton, MD, MPH, will continue the NC AHEC legacy as director, effective Sept. 1, 2013. “As a family physician, scholar…

Try UNC’s improved events calendar!

What’s happening at Carolina? Find out with a new events calendar that helps UNC offices promote events and helps the campus community learn about the variety of events each year. Launched in late July, the calendar runs on the WordPress platform, and provides a richer experience for users and for UNC staff who add information…

New library website debuts

Explore UNC’s libraries through a redesigned website. The University Library’s new site streamlines access to research tools, makes it easy to request assistance and even helps you navigate the many different libraries on campus.

Folt joins campus leaders in national effort to restore federal research funding

Deeply concerned about major federal budgets cuts to research and higher education at a time when other nations are steadily increasing investments in those areas, UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt today joined more than 160 other university presidents and chancellors in calling on leaders in Washington to close what they call the “innovation deficit.” In…

Malone to oversee equal opportunity, access as interim director

Brenda Malone, vice chancellor for human resources, will oversee Carolina’s Equal Opportunity/ADA Office beginning Aug. 1 when the current director, Ann Penn, retires. Chancellor Carol Folt asked Malone to serve as the office’s interim director. The Equal Opportunity/ADA Office administers policies protecting equal opportunity and access to all students, faculty and staff in an environment…

Caudill elected to chair Board of Trustees; other officers, new members start

W. Lowry Caudill of Durham, co-founder of Magellan Laboratories Inc., was elected chairman of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. Trustees today (July 25) elected two other current members as new officers for one-year terms on the 13-member board responsible for governing the University. Alston Gardner of Chapel Hill, venture partner in Fulcrum Equity Partners,…