Campus Updates

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…

Get your cheer on at holiday events

From the “The Nutcracker” featuring the Carolina Ballet at Memorial Hall to “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at the Paul Green Theatre, there are plenty of activities that celebrate the season at Carolina. Concerts that highlight the talent of the UNC community are scheduled and the annual Jingle Bell Jog sponsored by…

Celebrate NCAA title with women’s soccer

Come celebrate the national champion women’s soccer team! Carolina beat Penn State 4-1 on Sunday to claim the 2012 NCAA title. The title game was UNC’s 24th NCAA championship game in the 31-year history of the tournament and the team’s 21st NCAA crown. A celebration will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in…

Library launches book drive for pediatric cancer patients

For the fourth consecutive year, UNC’s libraries are partnering with campus departments to collect children’s books for the Book Fairy, an organization that donates books to the Pediatric Oncology Clinic at UNC Hospitals. The drive will run through Dec. 6. All new or gently-used books for ages one through mid-teen are welcome. The need is…