Campus Updates

Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit set for April 5-7

The Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit, a three-day conference hosted each spring at Carolina and Duke University, will be held April 5-7.  The summit aims to strengthen Duke-UNC collaboration by bringing together undergraduate and graduate students from Duke, UNC and other top universities in the United States and China with interest in U.S.-China affairs. The summit…

Pro bono project offers legal services to cancer patients

Cancer patients at UNC and Duke have one less thing to worry about, thanks to the recently launched Cancer Pro Bono Legal Project. The cutting-edge collaboration among the law schools and cancer centers at the two universities and the North Carolina Bar Association offers free legal services to local cancer patients. The project has won…

Go Global! prepares students for travel

Carolina senior Michelle Kuei had traveled to South America and Asia but had never been to Africa before a trip to Uganda last summer. Prior to her journey, Kuei attended an orientation hosted by Carolina’s GO! Initiative and learned information that proved to be helpful. A UNC graduate student from Uganda advised Kuei about what…

Three honored with advancement of women awards

Three people will receive University Awards for the Advancement of Women on Thursday (March 21) at the Campus Y in honor of their dedication to the empowerment of women. One faculty member, one staff member and one student, graduate student or postdoctoral scholar are eligible for the awards, which were created in 2006. This year’s…

Smith leads conversation on sexual assault

Carolina’s ongoing conversation about sexual assault and how to improve the way it is addressed is reaching every corner of campus. Because the issue affects the entire University community, developing a solution calls for engaging everyone on campus, said Gina Maisto Smith. In February, Smith, a former prosecutor, educator and consultant who has guided several…

Emerging Role of Water in Global Climate Negotiations lecture March 27

Felix Dodds, former executive director of the Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, will deliver a lecture titled “The Emerging Role of Water in the Global Climate Negotiations” at 5:30 p.m. on March 27 in the fourth floor conference room of the FedEx Global Education Center. This lecture will focus on the difficulty of bringing…

Brown to direct Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes

The University has appointed Dr. Michelle Brown, who has successfully led academic support services with student-athletes at Florida Atlantic University, as director of the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA), effective May 6, following a national search. The ASPSA staff serves nearly 800 student-athletes. Staff include four associate directors, a learning specialist, a reading, writing…

Search on for executive vice chancellor and provost

The search for Carolina’s next executive vice chancellor and provost is moving forward in conjunction with the search for a new chancellor. Since January when Chancellor Holden Thorp appointed a reconstituted 21-member search committee led by Kristen Swanson, dean of the School of Nursing and Alumni Distinguished Professor, the committee has met several times. Committee…