Campus Updates

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…

Myrick becomes 48th UNC Rhodes Scholar

Rachel M. Myrick of Charlotte, a senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won a Rhodes Scholarship, the world’s oldest and best known awards for graduate study. Myrick, 21, was one of 32 Americans selected Saturday for the prestigious award, which funds study at the University of Oxford in England. Since…

Field Hockey team in NCAA title game

The North Carolina field hockey team will play in the NCAA championship game on Sunday, November 18 after defeating Syracuse 6-1 in the semifinals on Friday, November 16.  “I’m absolutely thrilled for this group of seniors to advance to the final four,” UNC coach Karen Shelton said after her team beat Old Dominion to secure…

Seminar on diversity in education open to campus and public

The best ways for colleges and universities to meet the needs of students from a wide variety of cultural and economic backgrounds will be the subject of a Nov. 13 seminar at UNC-Chapel Hill. “Diversity in Higher Education: Inclusive Excellence in the Academy” will take place in morning and afternoon sessions at the Frank Porter…

Veterans Day ceremony set for Nov. 12

Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) cadets and midshipmen will assemble in dress uniforms at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 for the annual Veterans Day ceremony at UNC-Chapel Hill. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are invited to attend the free public ceremony in Hill Hall. A color guard representing all three UNC ROTC programs…

Global Entrepreneurship Week: explore your potential

Explore your potential as an entrepreneur during Global Entrepreneurship Week at Carolina Nov. 12-18. A pan-university effort, the weeklong series of events that reaches across all disciplines and professional schools at both undergraduate and graduate levels aims to inspire students to explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. The events will increase awareness of entrepreneurship activities…

Water is focus of today’s Priceless Gem tour

Water – its history on campus, current best practices and its future – is the topic of the next Priceless Gem campus tour on Friday (Nov. 9). The “Meeting of the Waters” tour will start at 3 p.m. and last about 90 minutes. The tour is an introduction to Carolina’s two-year campus-wide theme, Water in…

Go global! Get your passport Nov. 6, 7

Take advantage of an easy one-stop shopping, on-campus opportunity to apply for or renew your U.S. passport at the FedEx Global Education Center on Nov. 6 and 7 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. The sessions will be on the fourth floor of the FedEx Global Education Center. Officials from the U.S. Department of State…

Carolina students encouraging healthy lifestyles one sport at a time

Carolina students are using hockey sticks, soccer balls and other sports equipment to teach area youth about sports, healthy lifestyles and college. Carolina athletes from UNC Sports Clubs are participating in a program called Orange County Preparing Lifelong Active Youth to Move More, or PLAY. The UNC students travel to Orange County middle schools to…