Campus Updates

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…

Multifaceted art exhibit highlights World Water Day

In conjunction with UNC’s campuswide theme, “Water in our World,” the FedEx Global Education Center will host the art exhibition, “The Water of Life: Artistic Expressions,” which features original oil paintings, a site-specific 3D art installation and global photography. The exhibit runs from March 19 to July 25. The exhibition opening is on March 21,…

UNC researcher wins Old North State Award

The Office of the Governor has awarded The Old North State Award to James J. Gallagher, senior scientist emeritus at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Former state Sen. Howard Lee presented the award on March 1. The Old North State Award honors individuals who have provided exemplary service and commitment to North Carolina.…

Chancellor updates campus, invites all to join dialogue about sexual assault

Chancellor Holden Thorp emailed the entire campus community, issuing another invitation to join an open, honest dialogue about sexual assault and how to improve the way it is addressed at Carolina. Thorp’s message included updates on efforts now under way and information about how to submit feedback. Thorp says, “Sexual assault is one of the…

NFL commissioner to speak at UNC today

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell will give the Department of Exercise and Sport Science’s annual Carl Blyth Lecture at Carolina on Wednesday. The lecture, titled “Progress on the Road to a Safer Game,” will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Alumni Hall at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center. No tickets remain for the event,…