Campus Updates

Trustees to receive academic review reports from Gov. Martin, Baker Tilly

The University’s Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Thursday (December 20) to receive two independent reviews commissioned following academic irregularities discovered in the African and Afro-American studies department. Chancellor Holden Thorp and the trustees retained Baker Tilly, a national management consulting firm specializing in academic operations procedures and controls, to assess the numerous…

Thorp, Smithies elected to National Academy of Inventors

Two Carolina faculty members, Chancellor Holden Thorp and Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies, were named charter fellows of the National Academy of Inventors, a nonprofit organization that recognizes investigators who translate their research findings into inventions that may benefit society. Inductees of this prestigious group demonstrate a spirit of innovation and help bring to market inventions…

Senior McGirt receives Community Impact Award

Carolina senior Camille McGirt of Durham is one of 17 college students across the state to receive the 2012 Community Impact Award from the North Carolina Campus Compact. McGirt is a Bryan Social Innovation Fellow at UNC. The Community Impact Award recognizes college students who make significant, innovative efforts to address local community needs. In…

Graduates urged to be tenacious and take chances

Carolina December graduates were urged to be tenacious, earn trust and take chances as they leave college and start the next chapter of their lives. “The more confident among you are saying, ‘I know I am talented but how do I get the chance to use my talent?’ Not to worry. Take chances, be tenacious…

Blackboard shutting down at end of December

Time is running out for faculty to move material out of Blackboard. The learning management system will shut down at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and any material left in Blackboard after that date will be inaccessible. Instructors who want to preserve their uploaded course files should extract materials before the shutdown. Details instructions are…

Happy Holidays from the Thorps

Take a virtual stroll across campus in this wintery view of Carolina. Chancellor Holden Thorp and his wife, Patti, send seasons greetings as they share favorite winter photos, holiday traditions and beautiful music in this electronic holiday card. The map was illustrated by John Roman, with design and development by UNC Creative. Enjoy!  

Nine UNC scientists elected AAAS fellows

Nine scientists from UNC-Chapel Hill have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society. The Carolina researchers are among 702 new fellows chosen for the honor, which is bestowed upon association members by their peers in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or…

Donate blood on Dec. 11

Members of the Carolina community are encouraged to donate blood during the 14th annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive. The blood drive will take place from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Dec. 11 at Fetzer Gymnasium. Parking will be free in the Cobb Deck off Country Club Road. For details and to register to give or volunteer…

Soon-to-be graduates prepare for Commencement

Commencement for December graduates is set for Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the Dean E. Smith Center. Graduating students should arrive at 1 p.m. and enter the arena through Entry D. Parents and families should use Entry A. Free parking will be available in all lots around the Smith Center. Live streaming of…