Campus Updates

Researchers reveal evolution’s design for keeping lungs clean and healthy

With each breath, we inhale life-sustaining, oxygen-rich air. But that same air is also riddled with germs that threaten our health. Now, in collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine, scientists at Carolina reveal evolution’s design for keeping our lungs clean and healthy. The discovery, to be published August…

“Splendid torch” of Friday’s life celebrated at memorial service

Some 20 years ago, C.D. Spangler Jr. was driving through Dallas, N.C., the boyhood home of Bill Friday, when he decided he wanted to see the high school where Friday had graduated decades before becoming the first and longest-serving president of the University of North Carolina. Spangler stopped first at a roadside store for a…

Early voting on campus until Nov. 3

Orange County residents who want to vote before the Nov. 6 local, state and national elections can cast their votes on the UNC campus beginning Oct. 18. An early voting site will be available on the second floor of the Rams Head Dining Hall, which is located at 320 Ridge Road. Voter parking will be…

Parking details set for Michelle Obama visit

People traveling on campus on Tuesday should expect delays and road closures between 1 and 4 p.m. during a campaign visit to Chapel Hill by first lady Michelle Obama, who will be speaking at Carmichael Arena. Due to limited parking availability on UNC’s campus, students, staff and faculty who plan to attend the speech should…

Carolina to host memorial for Bill Friday

A public memorial service to celebrate the life of University of North Carolina President Emeritus William C. Friday will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17) in Memorial Hall. As seating in Memorial is limited, admission tickets for Memorial and overflow seating with video in Gerrard Hall will be distributed at Memorial starting at 8:30…

Campus network shutdown planned for early morning Oct. 18 and 19

A planned shutdown for maintenance will make email, campus websites and all other network connectivity to Information Technology Services systems, applications and services unavailable in the early morning hours of Oct. 18 and 19. The shutdown of ITS data centers is a critical maintenance project necessary to replace network routers that are at the end of their…

Carolina Alumni Review marks 100 years

The Carolina Alumni Review marks its centennial this month with a 164-page commemorative issue and the debut of the magazine’s expanded digital archive. All 100 years of the Review, dating to October 1912, have been added to the online archive. Issues from the most recent five years are available to members of the UNC General…

Students have fun, learn design and programming in Lego Robotics course

Students enrolled in the First Year Seminar “Robotics with Lego” do have fun, but the course is hardly child’s play. The students learn the process of basic computer software design and simple mechanical design and they use computers to read sensor values and control actuators _ equipment that produces movement after receiving a signal. They…