Campus Updates

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…

Pink Out Polk Place for Cancer Oct. 10

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Turn the Town Pink is coming to Polk Place on the night of Wednesday, Oct. 10. UNC Lineberger invites the campus community and all students to Pink Out Polk Place to help turn UNC’s most famous landmarks pink for one night only. A special lighting ceremony at the Old Well at…

Carolina ranks 42nd among world’s top 400 research universities

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranks 42nd among the world’s top 400 research universities, according to the London-based Times Higher Education magazine. The 2012-2013 ranking, released Oct. 3, is based on 13 separate performance indicators designed to capture the full range of university activities from teaching to research to knowledge transfer. Those…

Class of 2016 shows strong academic credentials

Steve Farmer has high hopes for the 3,914 first-year students who enrolled at Carolina in August. “We want to receive them warmly and treat them well and watch them over the next four years as they achieve great things,” Farmer, vice provost for enrollment and undergraduate admissions, told the University’s Board of Trustees on Sept.…

Hargrove to chair chancellor search committee

Wade Hargrove, the chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, will chair the search committee to recommend a successor to Chancellor Holden Thorp. Hargrove, who was re-elected to a second term as chair of the Board of Trustees in July, discussed details about the 21-member search committee at a regular board meeting. Search committee members…

Student program Sprout, local farm selling produce to UNC community

Students, staff and faculty can arrange for weekly deliveries of locally grown produce and other food through Sprout, developed by Nourish UNC, a student movement for sustainable development and member of the Campus Y. Sprout partners with Coon Rock Farm, a local, sustainable farm, to provide fresh, seasonal produce for pick-up on campus. The venture…