Campus Updates

Bloom elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Kerry Bloom, Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies and a leading center for independent policy research. Bloom, a biologist who studies the organization and…

Vote now for UNC in Webby Awards

Two UNC projects focusing on water issues related to UNC’s “Water In Our World” initiative are finalists in the 17th Annual Webby Awards – the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Cast your vote to help the UNC journalism school’s “100 Gallons” digital storytelling project win the Webby in the green website category.…

Diversity Awards recognize efforts by nine

Nine people or groups received 2013 University Diversity Awards recognizing their significant contributions to the enhancement, support and furtherance of diversity at UNC and in the community. The awards, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, were presented during an April 16 reception at Wilson Library. “These advocates for diversity and inclusion are…

UNC hires new Title IX position

The University has created a new full-time Title IX Coordinator position and hired Christi Hurt, director of the Carolina Women’s Center, to serve in the post on an interim basis, Chancellor Holden Thorp said this week. The University will start a national search for a candidate to fill the role permanently, Thorp said in an…

Video: Folt greets campus community

Watch Chancellor-Elect Carol Folt talk with the UNC campus community during a welcome reception in her honor on Friday, April 12. The FedEx Global Education Center was packed with students, staff and faculty who were eager to hear Folt and spend some time with her.  Folt, interim president of Dartmouth College and the Dartmouth Professor…

Students, staff & faculty: celebrate Carolina’s Chancellor-Elect at 4 p.m.

Students, staff and faculty are invited to meet Carolina’s Chancellor-Elect Carol L. Folt at a 4 p.m. reception today in the atrium of the FedEx Global Education Center. The University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors voted to elect Folt to be UNC-Chapel Hill’s 11th Chancellor on Friday.  Visit www.unc.edu to watch video, view photos…

Graduate students serving North Carolina receive Impact Awards

The 15th annual Graduate Student Recognition Celebration on April 10 recognized students who receive prestigious fellowships and awards while their work contributes significantly to Carolina’s mission and to a variety of fields of study. Forty-one students received Impact Awards. The awards are privately funded through the generous support of The Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement…

Campus Y hosting social innovation competition for students

The CUBE at the Campus Y, a campus hub for social innovation, is hosting a video-based social innovation idea competition open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Carolina. Participants have until April 15 to submit a 1-minute video that outlines the problem they want to address, why they believe the idea is important and…

Los Pleneros de la 21 to perform April 20

Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21), a Spanish Harlem-based ensemble that performs traditional Afro-Puerto Rican music and dance, will perform in the Stone Center Auditorium on April 20 at 7 p.m.  LP21′s two-day residency at UNC will include two free workshops on Friday, April 19 and conclude with a performance on April 20. The program…