Campus Updates

Athletic Department announces strategic plan

“We educate and inspire through athletics” – that  mission statement for UNC-Chapel Hill’s department of athletics is a result of a recently completed strategic planning process developed by Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham.  Cunningham is in his second year as director. “Our number one priority is for athletics to be part of the educational experience…

Exhibit shows off global photography

Amateur photography from around the world is on display in an exhibition that features works by UNC students, faculty, staff and alumni. The photography is part of the 13th annual Carolina Global Photography Competition hosted in fall 2012. The exhibit starts today (Jan. 9) and runs through March 8 at the FedEx Global Education Center.…

LAUNCH Chapel Hill: Calling All Entrepreneurs

Community entrepreneurs and startup ventures are encouraged to apply through Jan. 28 for admission to LAUNCH Chapel Hill, a laboratory for entrepreneurs or “venture lab” located at 321 W. Rosemary St. LAUNCH Chapel Hill is a best-in-class venture lab and co-working space for students and residents of Chapel Hill. The incubator model helps entrepreneurs to…

McDonnell to give the 2013 Keohane Lecture

Dr. Jeffrey McDonnell, a watershed hydrologist and eco-hydrologist, will discuss the issues faced by the world’s freshwater resources during the 2013 Keohane Lecture. McDonnell will present “Tracking raindrops: Basic science for understanding global change impacts on fresh water” at 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 16 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center.…

UNC #1 academic value for 12th straight time

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks as the number one value in American public higher education because it offers students “stellar academics” at a bargain price, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. For the 12th time in a row, UNC-Chapel Hill ranked first on Kiplinger’s list of the 100 universities and colleges…

Gov. Martin, Baker Tilly present independent reviews to trustees

University trustees on Thursday received 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 new policies, procedures and controls the University implemented to strengthen…

Bell Tower to toll 26 times to honor Sandy Hook Elementary victims

On Friday (Dec. 21), the Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower will toll 26 times at 9:30 a.m. to honor the 20 children and six adults who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The campus community joins a nationwide observance to remember the lives lost on Dec. 14. Connecticut Gov. Dannel  P. Malloy signed a…

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…